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From DNA sample to DNA profile: Forensic geneticists behind closed doors

An investigation method that combined the analysis of DNA and genealogy may have solved a 34-year-old murder case. The Department of Forensic Medicine at the University of Copenhagen helps the Danish police solve crimes.

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Culture

Marina Abramović: Free yourself from the fear and embrace the pain

She has starved herself in the name of art. But as we speak she is »famished«. We met up with performance artist Marina Abramović when she received the Sonning Prize in Copenhagen. The interview didn't go quite as expected.

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Politics

Camp at the University of Copenhagen. What are the facts?

Why does the university end its cooperation with Russia, but not with Israel? And why does UCPH invest in companies operating in Israeli-occupied territories? The protest camp that emerged on campus on 6 May raises a few questions that we try to answer here.

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Education

Professor with a pump gun

Professor of freshwater biology at UCPH Kirsten Seestern Christoffersen shoulders a rifle when she takes students out on field trips in Greenland and on Svalbard in northern Norway. But the weapon is no protection against climate change.

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Campus

Students occupy University of Copenhagen campus with tents, slogans

About 100 protesters have set up camp at the University of Copenhagen Monday demanding that it change its Israel policy. The University has accepted the presence of the camp, but refuses to give in to the protesters' demands.

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Opinion

Editorial: The future of the University Post is blowing in the wind

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Working environment

Staff reps say they have been sidelined by UCPH management

A meeting in the staff-management co-ordinating body HSU has not done anything to allay concerns about the upcoming administration reform among staff representatives. Staff at the University of Copenhagen feel ignored and patronized, and want more answers from management.

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Working environment

Director after staff criticism: »We do not always agree, but it is a constructive dialogue«

Management will present further details prior to the Board meeting on the reform of the University of Copenhagen administration. But staff representatives want a plan for the allocation of tasks: This will not be ready until after the Board has approved the overall reform.

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Opinion

Give us back the honest dialogue

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Working environment

Is the reform a foregone conclusion — or do employees have a say in the decision-making?

The first draft for the future administration at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is in consultation. We asked Director Søren Munk Skydsgaard where exactly the employees' influence can be seen in the proposal.

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