Copenhagen ranks top in the 2016 European Cities Talent Competitiveness Index, praising for the city for its ability to grow talent and building global knowledge.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Copenhagen is the best city in Europe in terms of growing, attracting, retaining and creating attractive conditions for talent, according to the international business school INSEAD.
Copenhagen is a strong base for business and a happy place to live
The freshly published 2016 European Cities Talent Competitiveness Index (ECTCI) by INSEAD, the first of its kind, ranks 27 cities located in European countries. Copenhagen is the overall index leader, ranked Top 3 in four of the six pillars:
No. 1 Grow (major universities, tertiary enrolment, vocational enrolment)
No. 1 Build global knowledge (airport connectivity, workforce with tertiary education)
No. 3 Attract (quality of life, GDP per capita, environmental quality)
No. 3 Enable (expenditure on R&D, % of households with internet access, presence of Forbes Global 2000 companies).
Denmark offers the world’s lowest employer costs
Copenhagen does not only offer a highly skilled workforce, the talents also come at a very competitive price. Salary levels for researchers, postdocs and other highly skilled employees such as engineers and R&D team leaders are lower than in other major cities in Northern Europe.
Moreover, Denmark offers the world’s lowest employer costs with employers paying less than one percent (and maximum EUR 1,350) per employee per year in social contributions. In Denmark, employer-paid social security contributions are less than 1% of the salary – in neighbouring Sweden it is 32%.
Top 10 cities in the 2016 European Cities Talent Competitiveness Index