New Danish graduate schools

09.01.2003
The Danish Research Training Council (FUR) has granted 100 million DKK to 19 new graduate schools. The chairman of FUR, Hans Siggaard Jensen, is pleased with the result.
The Danish Research Training Council (FUR) has granted 100 million DKK to 19 new graduate schools. The chairman of FUR, Hans Siggaard Jensen, is pleased with the result.

The FUR intitiative to organise research training in graduate schools appears to have been welcomed by the academic environments. The Council received 35 applications within the humanities, social sciences, technology, natural sciences, health, and agricultural and veterinary science.

Natural sciences were prioritised this time, taken into consideration the great need of young researchers within this area. But at large there is a large increase of graduate schools that receive their funding from FUR, from 37 to 56.

- The broad response from Danish research clearly shows that we have succeeded in bringing on the idea of graduate schools, also among those environments that were reluctant at first, states FUR chair Hans Siggaard Jensen.
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