Copenhagen solidifies position as knowledge hub

8th Jul, 2015

Copenhagen is known for its wide range of forward-thinking educational institutions, which is underlined by a new rankings guide that ranks Copenhagen Business School as the best school in the Nordic countries and the 6th best in Europe.

Copenhagen is a knowledge hub situated in a region with 10 universities, 165.000 students and 16.000 scientists and researchers. Thanks to a long tradition of compulsory free schooling and free universities, the Danes are among the world's most highly educated and innovative people.

Copenhagen Business School (CBS), one of the biggest business schools in Europe with 20.000 students, has just been ranked as the best school in the Nordic countries for business and management courses by the worldwide university rankings guide QS, and as the sixth best in Europe.

CBS came in ahead of the highest-ranking institutions in the other Nordic countries – BI Norwegian Business School (20th), Aalto University in Helsinki (18th) and Stockholm School of Economics (16th) – and also surpassed some of the most prestigious institutions in other European countries, such as the University of Cambridge (8th) and HEC Paris School of Management (7th).

Last fall, CBS was ranked top business school in Western Europe by Eduniversal at the 2014 Eduniversal Convention in Turkey.

Innovation and talent attraction
Aside from boasting an attractive educational environment, Denmark is also acknowledged as an attractive country for business and for developing and attracting young talent.

According to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2015 report, Denmark is the easiest country in Europe to do business in – and has also moved from 5th to 4th in the world, behind only Singapore, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Here, investors will find a highly skilled workforce, innovative companies and industry clusters, very competitive taxes and business costs, not to mention a flexible labour market.

Having consistently ranked in the top three since 2005, Denmark is also a frontrunner when it comes to developing, attracting and retaining talent for companies that operate here, according to the IMD World Talent Report 2014

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