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Else Holmfred bought a new work phone. Now she has to pay DKK 10,000 herself

Putting up your own money for the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) can turn out to be costly. Postdoc Else Holmfred is now personally liable for several thousands of kroner and calls for more reimbursement transparency. According to the accounts section the amount of information is sufficient.

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Science

At the Faculty of Science, male teaching staff find it easier to spot talent among male students

Female students have a harder time being perceived as talented than their male classmates by male instructors. Researchers stumble upon a subconcious bias in teaching settings at one faculty.

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Working environment

Senior scientist quits academia: He is sick of all the uncertainty

Luis Toledo, a highly recognised researcher at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, is rewriting his CV and orienting it towards the private sector. There is too much work pressure at university.

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Working environment

Discrimination confirmed at dentistry department: This is what we know so far

There have been isolated cases of discrimination on the dentistry study programme, concludes an independent inquiry. But the discrimination is neither recurring, nor clearcut. The University Post has not been allowed to see the report, but has interviewed associate dean Jørgen Kurtzhals about it.

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Working environment

Academics lose status when they teach Danish with an accent

International researchers have to teach in Danish after three to six years at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). But the Danish students give them poor evaluations because they speak Danish as a second language. Alberte Ritchie Green has investigated what it feels like to go from being an academic expert to being a language novice.

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Opinion

If a scientist is posted abroad, it should be categorised as such

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Working environment

She led the fight against the theft of research. Now she's quitting the University of Copenhagen: »I knew it would be completely kamikaze«

She has persistently fought against the theft of research and for more research freedom. First with the 'Please don’t steal my work' campaign and later with the 'Set research free' campaign, both of which received widespread support from Danish researchers. Now Maria Toft has resigned and will leave the University of Copenhagen. And she is happy to slam the door on her way out.

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Academic life

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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Education

Dean on appointing himself temporary head of department: »World's worst idea«

Head of Studies Ayo Wahlberg to become acting head at the Department of Anthropology after management turmoil. This was decided shortly before a dialogue meeting organized by students.

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Working environment

Top scientist: »The University of Copenhagen can become the world’s best university with only a few, simple, tweaks«

The science adventurer Eske Willerslev went to Cambridge as a high-profile, yet browbeaten Copenhagener. Now he returns with a clarion call: We should bring the pride back to UCPH. And it starts with ceremonies, rituals and gilded diplomas.

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