Just over 65,000 students have been accepted into higher education courses for the upcoming academic year—2 per cent less than last year, Danish government figures have shown.
Courses in the arts, maritime studies and business studies saw a particularly high drop in intake, the government said. The International Business Academy Kolding, for example, admitted 26 per cent fewer students than last year. This is because it has an agreement with the government to reduce intake for its English-language courses, the government said.
“For many years, we have been working to get more people into higher-education, but now it’s time to look at the quality of education instead,” said Søren Pind, Denmark’s education minister, in a statement on 27 July. “A small fall [in intake] does not worry me.”