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Michelle needs to be headstrong to cope with uni

Michelle Jensen managed, despite her mental disability, to go through the first year of her agricultural economics studies in the prescribed time. Yet she fears she may be forced to drop out if she now applies for dispensation for a delay. After the Study Progress Reform, Danish universities do not often give students with disabilities extra time to complete the studies, as this would set off financial penalties.

Why a German, a Frenchman and an American decided to call Copenhagen home

FOMO in Berlin, stress in Parisian supermarkets and good-looking Danes - there are many reasons to return to Copenhagen after an exchange program is finished. Uniavisen spoke with three young people who did just that.

He has been ready for university, since he was 11

As a kid, he never learned the multiplication tables. But he caught on to quantum mechanics in fourth grade, and it took him three months to finish his Danish secondary school. Now Max Fischer-Rasmussen is the youngest student at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) – and for the first time surrounded by people who also see the beauty of mathematics.

Masters and PhDs union protests Niels Bohr construction delay

We cannot plan our work, says an associate professor and staff representative for 250 employees at the Niels Bohr Institute. He predicts that the delays on the University of Copenhagen's coming laboratories will cost research funding grants. Union calls for a clarification of the construction process.

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How do we tackle smoking?

Two students from the Royal School of Library and Information Science are pushing back against the smoking ban proposed by law professor Kirsten Ketcher. “With better facilities, we can both avoid taking the hard line and also avoid bothering non-smokers.”

When will we get a complete UCPH smoking ban?

I'm tired of having to battle through clouds of cigarette smoke to get to work. These useless attempts at finding places where people can smoke without bothering others at the country's largest educational institution are no longer feasible. Solution: a total smoking ban at the University of Copenhagen.

UCPH should offer basic computer science to all students

By applying existing regulations on propaedeutics, all students at the University of Copenhagen could be offered basic courses in computer science of up to 60 ECTS with associated Danish SU study grants. And this without any time being taken off their main education programme. A number of basic courses, adapted to the various disciplines would support the students' in their learning, in their future professions or in their subsequent scientific work.

Should we continue to have lab technicians at the University of Copenhagen?

Laboranterne er blevet hårdt ramt af nedskæringerne på KU. Ikke kun gennem fyringer og nedlagte stillinger, men også ved at de tilbageværende sættes til ufaglært servicearbejde.