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Taking a class with the best teacher at UCPH 2019

She is celebrated as the best teacher at the University of Copenhagen in 2019. We took part in a lecture in literary history full of references to popular culture, fantasy and science fiction.

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Science

UCPH took 3 out of the 5 elite research awards

A sociologist, a biologist and an archaeologist will each get DKK 1.2 million for achieving surprising breakthroughs at a young age.

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Campus

New name added to Spring Festival lineup

The Spring Festival has now published half of the musical lineup for this year's event

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Education

Just named 'Teacher of the Year'. In six months, her contract expires

Research assistant Maria Damkjær loves cheap and ugly books, and the students love her teaching in British literary history. »If I can't continue at the university, I will have to work through some grief, because who am I then?« she says.

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Other

What it’s like being a full-time student and bringing up a child at the same time

»In terms of your studies, people start expecting less of you. That’s very generous and considerate, but it also made me expect less of myself,« says 24-year-old Alice Bier Zandén. She is a student of art history at the University of Copenhagen, mother of a three-year-old girl, and currently expecting her second child.

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Opinion

More factors should be considered when awarding research funding

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Science

Top researcher: Stem cell research was hampered by opportunists and charlatans

The hype surrounding stem cells in the aughts meant that for a time the research conducted was of an extremely poor quality, according to Henrik Semb. At his stem cell centre, research is a long and arduous process.

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Politics

The University of Copenhagen is winning EU research-funds like no other Danish university

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen receive extensive guidance when applying for funds from the EU and that strategy has paid off. »Other universities are interested in finding out how we do it,« says deputy director.

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Politics

Among 22 professors at the Department of Economics only one is a woman

It is a significant problem, according to a professor: »Female economists who aren’t afraid to speak their minds are often labelled as being intimidating.«

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Politics

Professor: ‘Tenure track’ is not what Danish universities say it is

Fritz Henglein is so opposed to the use of the ‘tenure track’ concept, that he has stepped out of the committee. He says that international talented academics are applying for positions that they think are far more secure than they are in reality.

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