Category: General news

Asia dominates top 100 list of best universities worldwide

Universities in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan take several top spots in the newly published list of the best universities in the world. Only two Scandinavian universities made it into the top 100. The list is made and published by the site Top Universities. The top two universities are both in the same…

Denmark reopens several visa application centers in Asia

After three months of suspension, several Danish Consular authorities have resumed their acceptance of visa applications, reports Schengen Visa Info News. You can file an application for a Danish student visa, work visa and residence permit in the Visa Applications Centers (VACS) in Bangkok (Thailand), Taipei (Taiwan) and Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon (Vietnam). The VAC…

Danish Weilbach to provide IMDG courses in Singapore

The Danish nautical charts supplier Weilbach has been approved by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to deliver and supply International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. As the name implies, the code is about handling dangerous goods for shipment by sea properly and safely to prevent incidents that puts lives, property and the…

Export webinar: Meeting the new Danish ambassador to Thailand

The new Danish ambassador designate in Thailand Jon Thorgaard had on 17 June 2020 his first public appearance during the webinar ‘Denmark Means Business’. The webinar was hosted as a collaboration between the Royal Embassy of Denmark and the Thai-Danish Chamber of Commerce. The panel of the webinar consisted of the ambassador designate, Jon Thorgaard,…

Norway to help Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines tackle waste and pollution

The Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced on 8 June 2020 that the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) would fund two environment-projects. The projects will tackle waste and plastic pollution – both at land and sea. “Plastic is…

Danish Crown to end deal in China

The Danish meat giant Danish Crown has discontinued a ‘manufacturing and distribution’ agreement in China, according to the site Just Food. The partner was Win-Chain. The decision to end the partnership is based on drastic decrease in production volume of pork. The $338.8 million deal between Danish Crown and Win-Chain was supposed to run for…

Norway gives $5 million to mine clearing in Cambodia

The Norwegian government has confirmed its dedication and involvement in supporting the Cambodian mine clearance efforts. The Norwegian support will come through Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and will provide $5 million over the next four years. The announcement was made by Zlatko Vezillic, the Program Manager for NPA’s division for Mine Action and Disarmament in…