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UCPH sacks employees and ends year on DKK 220m profit

Management had originally anticipated a profit of approx DKK 139 million in 2018. But the year ends on about DKK 220 million. And yet, at least 50 employees have been dismissed. The university director says the decentralised UCPH finances make it difficult to hit the mark.

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Culture

University of Copenhagen history: Ole Rømer discovers that light ... hesitates

A young Danish researcher gets an article published which revolutionises science. He has not written the text – but the discovery is his: Ole Rømer has found out that light has a certain speed.

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Education

Danish government budget: 2 per cent cuts to universities continue

Budget agreement between the coalition government and the supporting Danish People's Party contains very little about research and education. This is bad news for the universities.

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Campus

"It would be great to be able to celebrate my bachelor’s degree with a 100 kg clean and jerk lift”

24-year-old Mette is a sports science student, has a supplementary subject in Danish, and a student job in the health club Fitness DK. And she is an Olympic weightlifter on the Danish national team.

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Science

Funeral sermon for a noblewoman

In the 17th century, the elite had whole books published about their deceased spouses and their exemplary lives. The books probably functioned both as a way to discipline the people, to do good business – and as a good round of gossip.

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Campus

Natural history museum fires 17 staff

After a month of uncertainty, it is now clear how many staff are to be fired at the natural history museum. Staff representatives express disappointment in their management. It has failed them, they say.

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Education

Teacher of the year: "It is a myth that you can’t keep people concentrated for more than 15 minutes”

As lecturer in tort and contract law, professor Andreas Bloch Ehlers makes difficult legal issues relevant, and involves the students. He is so good at this that he has been named Teacher of the Year at UCPH.

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Campus

The dean's baptism by fire

Three months the Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities - now Jesper Kallestrup has to be front man for a new round of cutbacks at an already hard-hit faculty.

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Education

UCPH forced to lose these English-language education programme places

The vast majority of places will be cut from the sciences, including precisely the STEM programmes that the Danish government is promoting for study.

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Science

New research centre for skin diseases is to move in to Maersk Tower

The LEO Foundation has granted DKK 400 million over the next 10 years for a new research centre on skin diseases. The new LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center will get its headquarters on the 12th floor of Mærsk Tower.

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