The researchers who have not fled the war are publishing less — and worse — research. The University Post visited a faculty in Kyiv that has a lecture hall in a bomb shelter, a gallery on a wall showing the students who are at war, and a dean who tries to keep track of all the colleagues who have left.
»The reform of the University of Copenhagen administration is about finances, quality and a good working environment. It is therefore also about getting better at applying ourselves to the right things,« write rector Henrik C. Wegener and university director Søren Munk Skydsgaard in this featured comment.
The University Post spoke to university director Søren Munk Skydsgaard about the reform to the administration at the University of Copenhagen, the hiring freeze, and upcoming layoffs.
A number of researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have signed a petition against a new, ironically phrased, campaign by the Danish intelligence agency PET. They deem the PET campaign to be racist, and to cast unnecessary suspicions on non-Danes. The intelligence agency responds that the threat to Danish research is »significant«.
As a part of the Danish reform of master’s degrees, the government wants more international students at Danish universities. But what is it like to be an international student in Copenhagen? We turned up at the Studenterhuset café and met up with students from India, Jerusalem and Brussels. They all want to get more Danish friends.
One younger research activist, and one established professor. They come from two different places. But they both reach the same conclusion: Research is in big trouble. Maria Toft and Ole Wæver want to set up a free Nordic research movement with the space for creative, playful, and experimental research.