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 Kaare Dybvad Bek.
Part of a broader shift
The upward trend is in line with a broader shift in Denmark, 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 general, 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