Associate professor in the philosophy of law Jakob Holtermann supports the Chicago principles that Danish parliament debated 2 December. They protect academics' freedom, he says. But the principles are weakened by the fact that they come from the politicians, not the academics.
More than 800 people have signed an open letter protesting a proposal by the management of the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports to close the master's degree programme in clinical nutrition. The decision is a direct consequence of a government plan to relocate university programmes out of Danish cities.
The old, traditional, Studentergården in the Nørrebro district has a grassroots resident democracy, a tavern, and will soon have its be own pottery room.
Controversial associate professor Marianne Stidsen has resigned from her position at the University of Copenhagen after a turbulent few weeks. Her doctoral dissertation is now being investigated for plagiarism, after it emerged some of her other publications contain long passages copied from other texts.
More than 200 psychology students huddled together for a general meeting and called for a wider academic focus in their study programmes. They voted, and passed a resolution setting out 11 demands. If the students are not heard, they will blockade the department.
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