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»Being an activist and fighting for a world that is more just is a fundamental condition of my existence. It only stops when I am no longer here. It is part of my existence. This is how I look at it.«
»I get upset and I get frustrated, and that's my motivation. I need hope, and I don’t want to feel powerless all the time.«
»We should not be pointing to each other, saying that what they do is all wrong and calling out people as polluters. It is better to show that we can do these things and still have an easy life.«
In the course of two years, students moved from being virtually invisible in the climate debate to capturing the agenda and making demands on both university management and the decision makers in the Danish parliament.
Both researcher seats on the University of Copenhagen board went to candidates from the 'Involve the researchers!' list. The Student Council’s Olivia Boesen won the students' mandate, while Dorte Brix was elected by the technical and administrative staff.
I think non-EU students are paying excess tuition fees at the University of Copenhagen while working in internships, writes Sofie Campbell.
There are only a few places on campus where the climate struggle can be more clearly visualised than at the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre. Green student organisations want it closed down. The universities defend themselves with reference to the freedom of research. We visited the centre.
After 29 years as head of department, Arne Astrup has his name on a thousand, or more, scientific articles.
Scientists' soaring research outputs hold steady after taking on job as head of department
According to department administrator Anne Marie Shuhaiber Clemensen it is to her advantage as a candidate for the board that she is not affiliated with an interest group: »I don’t have a political agenda«.