Christian Pedersen is American. But he has a Danish father, speaks Danish and has a rather Danish-sounding name. This has turned out to be more a hindrance than a help in his encounters with the Danish immigration system. For the fourth year in a row, he is struggling to get a student visa.
The University of Copenhagen has offered online courses since 2013. The demand for them has skyrocketed during the corona locked down 2020. Now the people behind the online courses want to extend them to the normal curricula.
Professor says he is obligated to refine and add nuance to some of the frightening stories of possible vaccine side effects. He weighs his words carefully, because everything he says can be used and abused – and because he himself has seldom been able to offer so few clear answers.
In Denmark, humanities subjects have been hit by cuts and a debate over their usefulness and relevance. In Norway, the government has just given the humanities a NOK 100 million boost. The University Post asked an expert in education why there is this difference.
Two scientists from the University of Copenhagen have just received the world's largest award in the field of neuroscience, The Brain Prize. Their research has led to migraine medicine that is almost free of side effects.
Flavio Saleh is part of the reason why UCPH management has banned a controversial intro week tradition at the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. This is how he experienced the subsequent debate and the consequences of saying no.