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Danish students reacted when they realised the international students were going home without making Danish friends. But then the Danes forgot that the café was for the Danes too. Yet Studenterhuset director Jacob Ørum insists on bringing the two groups together. Because »you become a better human being by not only being around people who are like yourself.«
After many years of signalling the scientific peculiarities of each subject in a multi-coloured logo concept, Denmark's largest university is opting for a clean slate: With one logo to rule them all.
The university has scrapped the faculty logos and now focusses on a wine-red, royal logo. But can people, walking right past the front door, recognise it?
When you walk into the Ceremonial Hall at the University of Copenhagen there is a lie on the wall. And even though the university has known the truth since the year 1900, it has not – before the interview for this article – corrected the story on its website in 2019.
Just before Christmas you could find a brief story at the bottom of a newsletter about the Natural History Museum of Denmark. The news item was a small, low key conclusion to a huge conflict at the University of Copenhagen.
It took some time for Professor Guus Kroonen to get used to the fact that he, as a teacher at the University of Copenhagen, could have a beer with his students on campus. This would be a no go in the Netherlands.
There are two big wooden boxes at South Campus. Each of them has approximately 50,000 bees living inside. Once a week an associate professor of theology collects their honey.
The world is falling apart at the seams. We have the SDGs, and we have the Paris agreement. But we have the university too. Professor Katherine Richardson and associate professor Mette Haubjerg Nicolaisen share some radical thoughts with us about ourselves and the climate of the future.
The world is falling apart at the seams. We have the SDGs, and we have the Paris agreement. But we have the university too. Two associate professors, Mickey Gjerris and Natalie Marie Gulsrud, share their radical ideas about you, me and the climate of the future.
One year ago, Emil Bülow Petersen dropped out of his study programme. He was badly affected by the loss of his brother. Now, after a new start at university, he has set up a grief support group for students who have also lost loved ones.