Schools News in Brief: Student jobs pay off

Having a study relevant job during your education in Denmark makes it is easier to find a job after graduation and also tends to result in higher salaries, according to a report by the Danish Evaluation Institute (EVA).

This is particularly true for students in social sciences, where those with a relevant student job earn on average 3,839 kroner more a year after graduation compared to their peers who solely focused on their university studies.

Moreover, their chances of getting hired within a year after graduation increased by 17 percent if they had managed to find a qualified student job.

Networking and experience
Meanwhile, students in the natural sciences, who had a study-relevant job during their education, have a 10-percent higher chance of finding work a year after graduation and will get about 1,500 kroner more in monthly wages.

According to Mette Fjord Sørensen, the education and research policy director at the Danish Chamber of Commerce, relevant student jobs help young people expand their networks and give them practical professional experience and subsequently higher salaries.

Investigating corruption

Students from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has helped Transparency International investigate how 30 of Denmark’s largest corporations report on subjects relative to transparency and anti-corruption.

The students talked to companies such as Arla Foods, Pandora, Lego and Novo Nordisk and this was the second time CBS assisted the international NGO with research on corruption in Denmark.

Whetting the appetite
Their findings were used for the new ‘Transparency in Corporate Reporting’ analysis that was released last week.

“It has been interesting to work with an NGO like Transparency International Denmark because I would like to work in the NGO world,” said Sophie Ferdinand Ellgaard, who studies International Business and Politics at CBS.

DTU most innovative

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) features among the top 20 most innovative universities in Europe, according to Reuters’ recently published ranking of world’s top 100 innovative universities.

DTU made the top 20 in Europe along with the EuroTech Universities Alliance, which consists of three other higher education institutions – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Eindhoven University of Technology and Technical University of Munich.

KU … in Leuven
The universities were assessed on the volume of published academic papers and the volume of patent filings.
The top-ranked innovative university in Europe was KU Leuven in Belgium.