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Protests at University of Copenhagen ceremony: »Give Mikkel Vedby the sack!«

Guests turning up at the Commemoration Ceremony at the University of Copenhagen Friday were met with protesters calling for the dismissal of the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Vegan students: »You end up feeling lonely if you can't share a key part of your identity«

Jakob Bredahl and Shivanii Hansen wanted a vegan alternative to the University of Copenhagen canteens. Now they meet up with their peers to discuss animal ethics and their philosophies of life.

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#PleaseDontStealMyWork: 120 testimonies

The campaign against research theft releases 120 stories of stolen ideas and unjustified co-authorships. Read them all here.

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Academic life

Physics students given maths students' exams: »I thought it was just me that was stupid or something«

An exam in science theory for physics at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) descended into chaos as students were given the wrong set of exam questions. After a confusing process, the exam was finally cancelled.

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Law students offer free legal advice to other young people: »At work I advise companies. Here it is people like myself«

In the association UNG RET (Young Law), law students offer free legal assistance to young people. And it's a win-win thing, according to the association. The young people get help, and the students gain experience.

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Student choir: »Some of us are employed as church choristers, some of us have never seen musical notation«

The student choir Concentus is a music club that offers the time for immersion into music, and the space for both students and former students. The focus is on the music, the community, and cake

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Danish numbers reveal how scientists get cited by other scientists

The scientific articles that are cited by many other scientists are seen as having a high 'impact'. But articles are not just cited by other scientists because they are important for their field and for society. And citation counts subtly change the 'competition of science,' says a professor in the history of science.

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»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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»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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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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