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University of Copenhagen surges upwards on Times ranking

UCPH finally puts the 2016 debacle behind it and bounces back up the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking

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Education

They select different degree programmes: Are women and men born with different interests?

A controversial theory claims that women in progressive and wealthy countries like Denmark opt out of IT, mathematics and engineering because they, by nature, are less interested in these subjects than men are. But a Danish professor in the field of cognitive neuroscience says that the research does not support this conclusion.

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Corona virus

Students at online matriculation: »OK. This thing might get awkward«

For the first time ever, new students at the University of Copenhagen were only welcomed digitally - via video. Four students followed the ceremony from their couch out in the suburbs.

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Campus

Tutor infected with corona – students permitted to go ahead with intro programme

Six additional students on the rhetoric programme at the University of Copenhagen are in self-quarantine. Faculty director 'certain' that more corona cases will be forthcoming, but ready to handle them.

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Academic life

No Friday bars, no parties at the University of Copenhagen before the autumn break

The University of Copenhagen has just released guidelines for social events on campus with effect from the start of this semester. It will be a socially-distanced and truncated fall season.

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Education

Corona pandemic has exchange student numbers down by 55 per cent at the University of Copenhagen

Many international students withdrew their applications to the University of Copenhagen during the pandemic. »We can still maintain a good internationalisation of our study programmes,« university states.

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Science

Solved astronomy mystery after just one year at university

Three first-year students have found a way to detect violent explosions in distant galaxies. Now, one of them owes a round of beer because his name is stated as lead author on their international breakthrough article.

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Campus

University to remove student tables - occupational therapists not happy

The Faculty of Humanities is to remove the tables from classrooms to make room for more students without breaking social distance rules. The Danish Association of Occupational Therapists says that it can lead to physical disability and concentration difficulties.

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Education

Psychologist Svend Aage Madsen: Enrolment numbers a wake up call for young men

It is not only in higher education that men are being surpassed by women. Many men have no education at all, and this is a serious problem, says psychologist Svend Aage Madsen. A problem for society and for the men themselves.

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Education

Women dominate subjects with high grade requirements – men the subjects that lead to the top salaries

Most new students on higher education programmes are women. And individual subjects are dominated by specific genders. Here are the numbers.

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