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Forced to Google-translate e-mails

Not only staff and researchers, but also students are frustrated by the constant stream of Danish

Psychology student Mary Chan is frustrated by the constant stream of emails in Danish from her faculty and department.

So great is her annoyance that she has even published her frustrations to friends and family.

»Today I put it up on my Facebook status that I was really annoyed that all the mail from the university is in Danish. We have to use Google translator every day,« she explains.

limited time

For a number of international students, time on the internet is limited and precious, due to their distance from friends and family, she explains

»A lot of my friends here are a bit frustrated because they have limited internet time, and they have to use it on translating the emails,« says Mary.