More immigrants receiving a higher education in Denmark – reports

The proportion of immigrants and descendants of immigrants in higher has increased over the past 10 years, confirms the Danish Ministry of and Integration Affairs.

While only 20 per cent of immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa attended higher education in 2011, this figure has risen by 16 percentage points to 36 per cent in 2021.

– It is of course fantastic that more people with an immigrant background get an education, says Minister of Education Bek.

Part of a broader shift
The upward trend is in line with a broader shift in , where a larger number of people from all backgrounds have received a higher education.

However, the increase has been more dramatic for immigrants and immigrant descendants of non-Western origin than for Danes. Therefore, the difference in the higher education levels of these populations is beginning to level out.

“When it comes to integration in , we are far from achieving our goals, but we can see that it has generally gone in the right direction in recent years,” Bek said.

Source: The Nordic Page


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