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Welcome to a changing world Why are global competences important today?

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The Confederation of Danish Industry The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) is a private organisation representing more than 10,000 companies within the manufacturing, trade and service industries. Together, our members provide employment for more than 1 million people. 50 pct. of which is being located outside of Denmark.

DI is the strong voice of corporate Denmark. On the behalf of our 10,000 member companies, DI works to provide the best conditions for Danish businesses in order to improve the opportunities for growth and overall competitiveness. As the corporate voice of Denmark, DI exerts significant influence over a variety of platforms.

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Some of the largest member companies

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And some of the smaller‌

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DI’s vision DI’s vision is an open and prosperous society that features both growth and balance. The result of which recognises Denmark as the world's most attractive country for business to work in and from.

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Denmark’s prosperity is decreasing

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What does DI do? • We represent employer interests and negotiate the largest collective agreements on behalf of the Danish labour market • We are an interest organisation and serve corporate interest at the local, national and European level, making impact on a range of topics, such as climate, tax and education


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Education is essential 1. International enterprises consider the level of education to be an important competitive factor 2. Education is one of the most important and long term growth investments 3. There is a need for an effort focused on natural science, as this field is vital for the future productive business growth


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New world order Previously: Countries like China were responsible for production The Western countries were responsible for knowledge and development Now: Knowledge is created all over the world, and value is added in the most knowledge intensive places


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Earlier on we could live on design and quality for years ‌

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In 2010 Philips launched 30 new TV models

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Yes to education – but what kind of graduates will we need? 2020

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2030

Social sciences

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-900

-2.000

Arts Technical Natural Sciences

1.900 -4.000 -1.000

2.200 -5.000 -3.000

2.500 -8.000 -3.000

Health Sciences

-2.000

-2.200

-2.300

Total

-5.100

-9.000

-12.800

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Students prefer the ’softer’ sciences Arts Social sciences Health sciences Natural sciences Technical sciences

Source: UNI-C


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We need young people who know how to navigate in a global world

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Language is important • Foreign language is our ticket to the world. Therefore we need to make certain that Danish students have strong communication skills • English is not always sufficient – it is important that Danish students master more foreign languages


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Research activities are leaving Denmark UĂŚndret fordeling; 13%

Nej;fordeling; 11% UĂŚndret 36%

Ja; 47 %

Nej; 17 % Ja; 7 7 %

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The financial crisis has made research even more important Importance of R&D

Outsourcing

23%

26%

74%

77%


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Reasons for placing R&D activities abroad

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There are still options – the right research attracts the right companies

Siemens conducts research for more than 30 billion DKK every year – almost the same as all Danish companies altogether Siemens cooperates with 750 universities all over the world They only have 12 centers of excellence One is at DTU because of their world class research within the field of wind and water technologies


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Grand challenges

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You are part of the solution


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Questions?

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