The government of Denmark has decided to institute a program of enticing foreign students to live and work in their nation due to the declining number of qualified people in the labor market. Science Minister Heige Sander announced plans to offer grants to top international students who would come to Denmark to study if they agreed to remain and become part of the work force. “We have to make it more interesting to foreign students to come to Denmark. We would like to introduce labor market scholarships to the most qualified students from China and the United States, for example.” As part of this effort more courses taught in English would become part of Danish university offerings.
The reality is a declining population in many parts of Europe due to low birth rates so it is inevitable that highly qualified educated people from other societies would be offered opportunities to fill the gap left by low population increases.