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Humanities students to continue blockade until they get what they want

The standoff is continuing at the Faculty of Humanities. Last Friday, the students’ humanities council HUMrådet decided to continue its blockade of management corridors until the dean dropped his plans to merge courses.

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Politics

He is the brains behind the students' blockade

History student Niklas Zenius Jespersen is the mastermind behind the students' confrontational and activistic line in occupying the management corridors at the Faculty of Humanities.

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Politics

»We hate it when politicians go in and micromanage the university«

The University of Copenhagen was more complicated and far more time-consuming to manage than the Chairman of the Board Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen had ever imagined. It is the arm wrestling with the politicians that has been the most demanding, he says in this retrospective.

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Opinion

Towards a democratic university

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Opinion

Associate Dean responds: We have little sympathy for this debating style

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Opinion

Spiteful attack on student in mass email sent to the whole faculty

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Politics

Oxford professor: Urbanites are self-centered and haven't earned their privileges

»Financially, urbanites will need to contribute more, if Western democracy is to avoid falling victim to populists on the right and on the left,« says professor of economics and public policy Paul Collier.

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Campus

University elections coming up for UCPH board seats

New representatives are to be elected for the Board, academic councils, study boards and PhD committees – and there is a lot at stake this year.

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Culture

Farewell to knowledge

Physicist Benny Lautrup has got Alzheimer’s. Slowly, stubbornly, the disease eats in to the acuity of mind that made him a professor. The poor boy from the working class Istedgade district in Copenhagen, who ended up as a recognised scientist, is used to standing up to adversity.

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Campus

Outside perspective: »Danish students are left to take care of themselves«

Compared to Germany, associate professor and archaeologist Tobias Richter finds more freedom and more flexibility at Danish universities. But he says the university could take better care of its students.

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