Swedish students prefer Danish medical universities
This fall Swedes will account for fifty percent of veterinary students and twenty-five percent of medical students in Denmark.
Denmark looks set to impose a quotation on the number of foreign students which enter the country’s education system.
For several years the Swedish Agricultural Agency has reported a lack of veterinary students in Sweden but this shortage has been filled by Swedish students returning from their studies in other Nordic countries.
This fall, 180 veterinary students will be accepted in Denmark, fifty percent of these are Swedish. Twenty-five percent of medical students in Denmark are Swedish. Austria and Switzerland have in the past had a similar problem and as a result 75 percent of Austria’s educational places are reserved exclusively for Austrian citizens.
To counteract this, the Danish Minister of Science, Helge Sander will propose a new law to change the process for non-Danish citizens to enter the country’s education system.
While some see this as a sign that Sweden is cashing in on the Danish education system, the Swedish Ministry of Education, Research and Culture denies that there is a deliberate shortage of educational places for medical and veterinary students in Sweden.
Source: BioTech Sweden
(by Alannah Eames)