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Danish engineers demand removal of foreign student cap


Non-Danes could remedy scarcity of highly trained labour, society points out

The Danish Society of Engineers, the IDA, has said that international students are “worth gold” to Denmark’s society, and that more need to be allowed into the country.

The IDA presented calculations showing that each non-Danish graduate contributes more than 2m Danish kroner (€270,000) to the economy in the 13 years after completing their degree. The organisation called on the government to remove a cap on international student numbers in master’s programmes at a time that the Danish economy is in desperate need of skilled labour.

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