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  • The Danish University colleges needs more PhDs

    The Danish University colleges needs more PhDs

    The Danish university colleges is a vital part of the Danish education system. In the forthcoming years, they seek to strengthen their educations by ensuring a larger number of PhDs among their teaching staff. DAMVAD has conducted an analysis of supply and demand for PhDs as well as an analysis of the current models for PhD programs as well as potential models for PhD programs. Read the analysis or contact Alberte Glob Nielsen.

  • Norwegian food service sector makes a difference

    Norwegian food service sector makes a difference

    The Norwegian food and beverage service sector presents an important gateway to working life for both young and foreign workers. Turnover, employment and value added shows that this particular sector for a long time has been a basic service and a very stable share of the Norwegian economy. This is the main findings from a recent report by DAMVAD in collaboration with Economic Analysis Norway, Bull & Co. and Professor Reidar Mykletun, University of Stavanger. Contact Director R. Røtnes

  • Annual report most important information source

    Annual report most important information source

    Rating the importance of annual reports on a scale from 1-5 compared to other sources of business information, investors, credit institutions, business partners, public authorities and business analysts rate the annual report as the most important single source of information related to economic assessment of small companies. This is shown in a new study made by DAMVAD for the Danish Business Authority. For further information please contact consultant Rune Rathsach Andersen.

  • Big differences in green tech support measures

    Big differences in green tech support measures

    Both Germany and Denmark have initiated several interesting green tech support measures. DAMVADs study of support measures shows that while initiatives in Germany have a relatively long time horizon, are technology open and successful in creating and developing clusters, Danish support measures have a relatively shorter time horizon, are focused on specific areas and often supplement each other. Read the report. Contact MD for DAMVAD Sweden, Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Blended learning shows potential

    Blended learning shows potential

    There is substantial potential for new ways of organizing and delivering education and learning in IT tools to students in remote areas. This new evaluation of an innovative blended learning project finds that value has been created for the participating students, but also highlights the challenges associated with breaking with conventional thinking about learning. Read the report (Danish) or the English summary. For more information contact Principal Consultant Niels Matti Søndergaard.

  • Increase of professionals in private sector

    Increase of professionals in private sector

    Professionals such as teachers, nurses, pedagogues and police officers traditionally work in the public sector. In a study made for FTF we show that 40,000 professionals or 14% work in the private sector. And the share is increasing. Many establish their own businesses and thereby help to generate growth and employment. Read the report or the English summary. For more information contact Economist Peter Sonne-Holm.

  • Educational Research For Better Schools

    Educational Research For Better Schools

    The report has led to 10 recommendations for how to give research a greater impact on the quality of learning and well-being of children in daycare and schools. The report maps Danish educational research in primary and lower secondary school. The report uses quantitative, qualitative and advanced bibliometric methods to map funding, research areas and research quality and cooperation. Read the report or contact Principal Consultant Niels M. Søndergaard.

  • Scenarios for sustainable cities

    Scenarios for sustainable cities

     DAMVADs recent scenario report describes four alternative roads to green growth and sustainable city development by 2050 for large and smaller city regions. The study also provides a study of city region growth systems combining energy, transport, buildings, businesses and civil society. Ten Danish cities have taken active part. Read the report or the English summary. Contact MD for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Significant job creation and productivity gains by maximizing industrial engagement with Boeing

    Significant job creation and productivity gains by maximizing industrial engagement with Boeing

    The study shows that collaboration between the Danish defense industry and Boeing in areas of corresponding strengths could result in the creation of more than 10,000 jobs in Denmark and the addition of 6 billion DKK to Denmark’s GDP over 20 years. Additionally collaboration could lead to long-term productivity gains ultimately resulting in a 400 million DKK permanent increase to the Danish economy each year. Get the report here. Contact CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Strong relationship between national tests and PISA

    Strong relationship between national tests and PISA

    DAMVAD and professor emeritus of statistics Svend Kreiner have investigated the relationship between results in the national tests and in PISA. The project shows among other things that there is a statistically robust correlation between how students perform in both tests. The correlation is strong across all measurement areas, but is not evenly distributed. Read the report or the background report (in Danish).  For more information contact Principal Consultant Niels Matti Søndergaard.

  • What characterizes early university dropouts?

    What characterizes early university dropouts?

    A new study by DAMVAD for Roskilde University shows that students accepted via “kvote 1” have a higher dropout rate compared to students accepted via “kvote 2”. Furthermore, it shows that RUC has the third lowest early dropout rate among Danish bachelor students. Read the report or English summary. For more information contact Principal consultant Andreas Højbjerre

  • Swedish research policy needs facts

    Swedish research policy needs facts

    A new study which has been carried out for The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) indicates that the analytical capability in Swedish research policy needs to be strengthened. Swedish research policy does not have enough empirical support. There is lack of robust and independent evaluations and impact assessments. Read the Report or watch the Conference. Contact CEO for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Social responsibility matters

    Social responsibility matters

    Norwegian retail companies are in general social responsible. Many go above and beyond regulations on social and environmental matters often more than they communicate. This is the main finding in a new DAMVAD study conducted on behalf of Virke as a part of their annual member survey (Virkemålet). The focus is on environmental footprint that pays off in reduced costs. Working conditions, ethical trade and health are also important. Read the report or contact Senior Consultant Maja Tofteng.  

  • Digitalization drives productivity growth

    Digitalization drives productivity growth

    Despite economic fluctuations, the impact and importance of the digitalization process has increased in the Swedish economy. New calculations by DAMVAD indicates that between the years 2006–2013 the ICT contribution to the economy has grown larger. The ICT-sector and the ICT-investments contributed to 42 per cent of the total productivity growth in Sweden. For more information read the report or contact Senior Economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.

  • Searching for the right competencies

    Searching for the right competencies

    A new pilot-study conducted by DAMVAD shows that while there might be a shortage of people working within the health care sector, the change in need of competencies in the health care sector proofs to be even more important to address in the Nordic countries. Cooperation forums which allow sharing of good practices and experience could be an opportunity in a Nordic context. For more information read the report or contact Consultant Line Bækgaard.

 

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  • Dec
    19
    2014

    New impact study in Sweden sets a high standard

    Now the results of DAMVADs impact assessment of the Swedish Knowledge Foundations support measures are public. The report that can be downloaded from the Knowledge Foundations homepage sets a new and higher standard for making quantitative impact assessments in Sweden and at the Nordic level. Read the report or contact VD for DAMVAD Sweden, Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Dec
    18
    2014

    DAMVAD in Norwegian media

    The Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland received DAMVADs analysis of the Norwegian food and beverage service sector on December 17. The report gained a bit of media attention in VG and NRK. For more information contact Director Rolf Røtnes.

  • Dec
    15
    2014

    Can you create a business out of evidence?

    Then you have the opportunity to become one of the driving forces in the Nordic region's leading socioeconomic consultancy with a strong economist professional profile and exciting projects in the public and private sector in Denmark and abroad. Read more here or contact Director Martin Kristian Brauer.

  • Dec
    12
    2014

    Instruments for regional and local development in the rural areas

    How do local communities in Norway increase their attractiveness? How can we better understand the relevance of different types of instruments financed by the government aimed to do so? DAMVAD will conduct a study concerning instruments for developing regional and local areas, in the rural part of Norway, for The Ministry of Local Government and Modernization. For more information contact Senior Consultant Hanne Jordell.

  • Dec
    11
    2014

    Horizon 2020: Smart specialization expertise

    How do EU-countries develop the smart specialization measurement methodology, which is requested for regions in relation to Horizon 2020 EU funding? That is the main topic on a two-day expert lab in Barcelona that DAMVAD CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard has been asked to contribute to by the European Commission on December 11 and 12, 2014. 

  • Dec
    11
    2014

    Citizens’ Digital Participation

    How do we increase the digital literacy and digital participation among Norwegian citizens? DAMVAD will on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation map key stakeholders and their initiatives aimed at this. The focal point of the analysis will be on measures targeting those who lack basic digital skills. For more information contact Economist Marthe Norberg-Schulz.

  • Dec
    10
    2014

    Reading speed as part of national tests?

    What are the opportunities for incorporating measures of reading speed in the assessment of students’ reading level in the Danish national tests? This will be examined in an assignment for Kvalitets og Tilsynsstyrelsen (part of the Danish Ministry of Education). The analysis builds on DAMVAD’s unique strength in bibliometrics and collaboration with leading experts in the educational field. For more information, contact Principal Consultant Niels Matti Søndergaard.

  • Dec
    09
    2014

    Statistics on regulated professions in Norway

    Norway needs to systematise the collection of information regarding reviews of applications for regulated professions.  The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Integration in Norway has commissioned DAMVAD to lead a project that will create new statistics and improve knowledge base on these processes. For more information contact Principal Economist Michael Mark.

  • Dec
    08
    2014

    DAMVAD ICT studies presented at OECD meeting

    Today the Swedish Growth Analysis Agency presents an analysis on the impact and importance of the digitalization process in the Swedish economy at a meeting in the working party on Measurement and Analysis of the Digital Economy (MADE). The analysis has been conducted by DAMVAD. For more information contact Senior Economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.

  • Dec
    08
    2014

    Future needs for ICT competence

    DAMVAD presents key findings and methodology behind the report “Forecasting future needs for advanced ICT competence in Norway” today at a OECD Meeting. The presentation will be held at a meeting in the working party on Measurement and Analysis of the Digital Economy (MADE). See the presentation here and contact principal economist Michael Mark for more information. 

  • Dec
    05
    2014

    The implementation of ‘nytteindsatsen’ in Denmark

    Have ‘nytteindsatsen’ been used to the extent that was intended with the introduction in January 2014? How have the municipalities implemented it within the first year? This will be the main focus in a new evaluation of ‘nytteindsatsen’ that DAMVAD will conduct for The Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment. The evaluation will provide new knowledge and learning points on how best to carry on the implementation. For more information, contact Principal Economist Andreas Højbjerre.