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Academic life

Dorms Disclosed: G. A. Hagemanns Kollegium – rich traditions in lavish surroundings

The luxurious G.A. Hagemanns Kollegium, which boasts its own private chef, a grand piano and two of J.F. Willumsen's most famous paintings, has something to offer for both geeks and partygoers.

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Academic life

»I felt that the work was the most important thing in the world. But the coffee tastes better now«

A bad backache one Christmas Eve on a Swedish farm had Marie Bruvik Heinskou changing tack. Because even though she was awarded a coveted permanent position as associate professor in sociology, the price for working as a researcher was just too high.

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Academic life

»It would be nice to know that the university felt an obligation towards me«

Nina Grønlykke Mollerup does research and fieldwork on dictatorships, and so she has to be careful about what she writes and comments on. But as an employee on a temporary contract it is particularly difficult to talk to the university about safety.

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Academic life

Associate professor: The world of research is »vicious«

Timing, serendipity, and networking. This was how Jakob Johan Demant — Head of Studies at the Department of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen — landed his permanent position in research. You need to know when to apply for jobs outside your network, he says. As you will not be rewarded for loyalty.

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Academic life

Student ambassador: Too much red tape for disabled students

One third of all enquiries to the University of Copenhagen's student ambassador come from students with disabilities.

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Academic life

He can sit in a bar, but not in a reading room on campus

I want my daily life back, not a bunch of other stuff, says student politician Esben Bjørn Salmonsen. The Danish government and parliament are ignoring the loss of learning and well-being from the corona lockdowns. The University Post met up with Esben — at a bar.

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Academic life

Being a disabled PhD student is like being on the dance floor with a wheelchair

It's tough to complete a PhD without a disability. But what’s life like as a young researcher if you are dyslexic, have an intestinal disease, or use a wheelchair?

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Academic life

Salaries of management and top scientists at the University of Copenhagen in 2020

The rector remains the highest-paid employee at the University of Copenhagen. See a list of the University of Copenhagen’s ten best paid researchers and what top management earned in 2020.

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Academic life

Salaries of University of Copenhagen staff (2020)

Salaries ranged between DKK 158,479 (EUR 21,312) and DKK 17,205 (EUR 2,314) a month at the University of Copenhagen at the end of 2020. Here is the full list of job functions and their aggregated pay.

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International

Survey paints grim picture of academics’ mental health during lockdowns

University lecturers were hard hit by the switch to online teaching in 2020. International survey points to higher workloads for teaching staff, and a perception that online teaching is not sustainable.

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