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Scientists on the run: »They said that I was spreading propaganda and homosexuality at the department«

Freedom of research is under pressure in several countries, and it is forcing academics to flee. And the problem is moving closer to Denmark, according to two employees at the University of Copenhagen who help international academics who are in difficulties.

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Opinion

Rector: Daily life with a corona twist

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Campus

Each square metre of the new Niels Bohr Building will cost 3 square metres of the rest of the University of Copenhagen

The prospect of a huge increase in rent after a faulty construction process will lead to the University of Copenhagen having to reduce more floor space than what the new Niels Bohr Building would have added.

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Campus

Vox pop: Why did you ignore the one way system?

Six University of Copenhagen students explain why they did not comply with corona regulations in building 2 at the CSS campus.

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Politics

Your guide to the university elections 2020

You want to be a good citizen of the university, and you want to exercise your democratic powers, but the elections at the university is a jungle to navigate. We’ve put together a guide to help you on your way.

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Coronavirus

Students not feeling safe at exams: »Why do I have to be exposed to this?«

A group of maths students feel pressured to have to turn up to a physical exam with over 100 other students. It should be online, they say. And in the meantime, three corona-infected students who took part in other physical exams, have set off an email briefing from the university to other participants.

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Student life

These 11 Copenhagen-based student start-ups are crushing it

As student-founded companies, they wanted to make their mark on the world. Now, after riding the yo-yo up and down the corona year 2020, they are surviving. And even thriving.

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Campus

750 signed petition against sexism — organisers surprised that many did not dare sign it

Organisers of petition against sexism at Danish universities say that many people did not wish to sign for fear of losing their jobs.

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Politics

Eva Smith used to think everything was her business

For the last 20 years Eva Smith – Denmark's first female professor of law – has seen things go downhill: The rule of law is under threat, law researchers are avoiding public debate, and students have lost their spirit. But Smith still hollers when she sees injustice.

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Politics

Can an obesity acceptance activist do research on fatphobia? Yes, says dean

A PhD project on the social stigma of obesity at the Faculty of Theology is the object of scorn by politicians. But the faculty’s dean Carsten Selch Jensen says the criticism is unreasonable.

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