Universities bemoan difficulty of employing foreigners

After the centre-left government assumed power in 2011, it stressed that attracting highly skilled foreigners was a vital prerequisite for Denmark’s ability to compete internationally. But despite promises to ease immigration restrictions, the government has made it more expensive and difficult for universities to hire foreigners, reports The Copenhagen Post.

For example, last year’s immigration reform placed responsibility for processing all applications for working and studying in Denmark with the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment under the Ministry of Employment.

This meant that universities were required to produce more documentation than they previously needed, which slowed down the processing time for applications.
Full report on The Copenhagen Post site