The Oresund Region is the biggest and most densely populated metropolitan area in Scandinavia, with roughly 3,5 million inhabitants, of whom two thirds live on the Danish side of the Oresund and one third on the Swedish side.
In recent years, Denmark and Sweden, like most European nations, have seen a high influx of immigrants, a historical first for the two nations. Today, 7 percent of the Danish population are immigrants.
Twenty-four percent of Malmö’s citizens are foreign born. Historically quite homogenous, both countries are taking great pains to adapt to their multi-ethnic future.
About 25 percent of the population in the Oresund Region have 13 years of schooling or more. Skilled professionals abound, especially in peak competence industries such as IT & telecommunications and biotechnology. Around 50,000 engineers work in the region, of these some 35,000 in the Copenhagen area alone.
The region boasts excellent and internationally respected degrees in film from the National Film School of Denmark, as well as from the universities in Lund, Malmö, Copenhagen and Roskilde.
Scandinavians in general are internationally minded, easy-going and reliable. Corruption is practically nonexistent, as EU surveys have shown.