The Öresund Region is home to the largest concentration of highly educated people in Northern Europe. It is liberally sprinkled with world-class innovative environments and boasts a well-developed working relationship between industry, higher education establishments and authorities.
- The region is one of Europe’s leading centres of research and education, with some of the faculties at the universities being among the highest ranked in Europe in subjects such as social sciences, business and humanities.
- A large number of research centres are based in the region, making it an attractive destination for post-graduate students, researchers and scientists. From 2019, the Öresund Region will also house European Spallation Source (ESS) – a joint European research initiative in material sciences, which will be the most cutting edge of its kind in the world.
- There are eight universities and three colleges in the region, with a combined total of over 10,000 researchers and 150,000 students.
- One third of the population between the ages of 25 and 64 in the Öresund region have university or other higher education, which is above the national average for both Denmark and Sweden. The number of people with a secondary education of three years or more is expected to increase from 22 per cent in 2007 to 31 per cent in 2020 throughout Skåne.