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Life Science placed 9th on workplace rankings

According to rankings, Copenhagen is one of the best places to work if you are a life scientist

The Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Copenhagen is one of the best places to be an academic in the world. This is according to the US periodical and website The Scientist, which places the University of Copenhagen ninth in its international survey.

First in the rankings was the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, followed by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the University of Dundee in the UK.

The result was based on 2,302 responses from life scientists at academic, hospital, government and research organizations. The respondents were asked about their job satisfaction, peers and their infrastructure and environment. They were also asked about their research resources, pay, management and policies, teaching and mentoring, as well as their opportunities for tenure and promotion.

The top slot to Copenhagen from The Scientist comes in the wake of another positive ranking from the periodical Nature. Here Danish scientists were ranked as number one in the world in terms of job satisfaction.

miy@adm.ku.dk

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