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Experts: Elite administration is about power, and the fear of failure

The administrative elite has grown. Both at the University of Copenhagen, and among its competitors. Three experts doubt that this has led to a better university

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Campus

Administrative elite has taken over Danish universities

While the number of staff at secretary level has been almost halved at the University of Copenhagen, the number of senior consultants has tripled. But this has not made work easier for researchers. According to critics, they spend too much time on administrative tasks.

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International

Weekly Intel: ITU wins Danish open access race / Fungus-growing ants

A summary of a few of the latest university news stories specifically for academic Copenhageners

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Culture

Is meat OK? Student potluck in the age of identity politics

An international group of students at Advanced Migration Studies decided to have a julefrokost. Then someone suggested a totally meat free menu.

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Campus

Where are the green bins on South Campus?

Students at the Faculty of Humanities are surprised they cannot sort their rubbish on campus. Both the citizens and local authorities in this city sort their trash. But this does not apply to all faculties at the University of Copenhagen.

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Education

University of Copenhagen preparing for hard Brexit

A hard, no-deal, Brexit threatens the University of Copenhagen's 41 exchange agreements in the United Kingdom.

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Education

This is what three law students got out of studying humanities students

At the Faculty of Law, students are sent on anthropological fieldwork among 'noble savages' to see the world through new eyes. We followed them.

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International

Weekly Intel: ERC grants / The course for divorce

Summary of university news stories from Copenhagen and beyond

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Politics

Top scientists ready to jump ship after controversial merger

The merger between the Department of Biology and Natural History Museum of Denmark has developed into »an intolerable situation«. This is according to head of the Department of Biology Niels Kroer in a newsletter. The trouble is that a couple of the museum's highest profile researchers – the professors Eske Willerslev and Tom Gilbert – seem to be looking for a new home for their research. Maybe at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

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Education

New Humanities layoffs confirmed at the University of Copenhagen

The Faculty of Humanities is to go through a new round of staff layoffs in April. DKK 31 million is to be cut - just on payroll.

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