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In the 'international' classroom, it is the Danish students who thrive

International students are often perceived as deficit learners, not having their previous knowledge recognized by lecturers and students at their host institutions. We need to consider the international student as a ‘whole person’ beyond just the university, says anthropologist Vera Spangler.

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Politics

The Niels Bohr Building: Delay #13

The Niels Bohr Building has now been delayed for the 13th time. According to the owner of the project, the new opening date will be »on the other side of the summer recess«.

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Culture

»A pearl«: Professor reviews Nobel Prize winner's book on the quirks of physics

The University Post asked physics professor Mogens Høgh Jensen to review the new book 'Inside a murmuration of starlings — the beauty of complex systems' by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Giorgio Parisi.

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Student life

In the Breathing Space they talk about everything student-related — except the syllabus

Students at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences use board games, mentoring schemes, and armchairs to prevent stress and remind each other that student life has much more to offer than just textbooks.

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Politics

NATO centre co-operation is not »guns and ammo«

The news that the Niels Bohr Institute is to collaborate with NATO has set off mixed feelings among staff. Head of department Jan W. Thomsen explains that the new centre will mostly strengthen the technological edge over adversaries in the quantum area.

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Politics

Chicago principles debate: »I'm sitting here, so I do have some kind of backbone«

Should the so-called Chicago principles be inscribed in Danish university legislation? Or are Danish universities actually just fine the way they are now? Academic freedom was discussed once again in the Danish parliament on 3 May.

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Culture

The Neanderthals had climate issues and a high degree of self-awareness

The exhibition ‘Neanderthals’ at the Natural History Museum of Denmark rejects the idea that the Neanderthals extinction was due to some kind of defect in their intellectual abilities. And the exhibition offers an archaeological sensation.

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Politics

156 physicists sign open letter: »Stand up against Russian propaganda«

The Niels Bohr Institute has released an open letter from physicists from throughout the world. The pursuit of truth makes the rejection of Russian lies about the invasion a necessity, says the head of department.

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People

Anja C. Andersen: »We are in a society where it is just a little bit easier to be a man«

»So just fix it,« Anja C. Andersen often thinks. She sees progress in the university's efforts to achieve gender equality, but she is »mega frustrated« over the pace of change.

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Science

Recycled dean: »We must keep up the fighting spirit«

She inherited the Faculty of Humanities when her predecessor quit. With her one hand she has to restore trust within the faculty. With the other she has to cut 300 student places. What on earth does the dean Kirsten Busch Nielsen actually intend to do?

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