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Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education


13.Mobility and Internationalisation

13.5Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Last update: 27 November 2023

European, global and intercultural dimension in curriculum development

The long Danish tradition of including international topics in various learning environments is also present in higher education. The international focus and the international collaborations strengthen the quality of the Danish higher educational system as well as represent Danish interests abroad.

The Act on Universities states that the universities should contribute to the development of international cooperation and that the educational programmes should be at an international level. All Danish higher education institutions have adopted an internationalisation strategy. However, the degree of the European, global and intercultural dimension in the curriculum depends on the specific educational programme.

Partnerships and networks

Nordplus Horizontal

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ educational programme Nordplus Horizontal is also relevant for institutions in higher education. Activities that are eligible for support are among others: seminars, workshops, conferences, studies, development of course modules and use of new learning platforms.



European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice, 2018. The European Higher Education Area in 2018: Bologna Process Implementation Report. [Online] Available at: [Accessed 22 May 2019].

Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 2018. Internationalt samarbejde om uddannelse (International Cooperation Regarding Education). [Online] Available at: [Accessed 24 May 2019].

Nordplus, 2019. The Nordplus Handbook 2019. [Online] Available at: file:///C:/Users/b045567/Downloads/Nordplus%20Handbook%202019%20(in%20English)%20(2).pdf [Accessed 3 May 2019].

Legislation and Official Policy Documents

Retsinformationen, 20189. Bekendtgørelse af lov om universiteter (universitetsloven). (The Act on Universities). [Online] Available at: [Accessed 19 July 2022].