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Prorector: »Good idea to have academic freedom written into the Danish University Act«

Denmark lags behind its Nordic neighbours in terms of academic freedom. Think tank proposes minimum standards for academic freedom enshrined in Danish university legislation.

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Working environment

Danish university law to be evaluated

The much-criticised Danish university legislation from 2003 is to be evaluated within the coming year. This is according to researcher Maria Toft after meeting the Minister for Higher Education and Science Jesper Petersen.

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Politics

Niels Bohr Institute head: »We are part of NATO. Are we supposed to say no to working with our collaboration partners?«

Can you safeguard critical international research while collaborating with NATO? Some employees at the Niels Bohr Institute are critical of the new co-operation with the defence alliance. But their arguments are rejected by management.

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Science

UCPH social sciences: 41 per cent of staff do not have confidence in their dean

New workplace assessment shows a major decrease in trust in the Office of the Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Employees speak of a poor working environment, and several researchers have left the Department of Political Science because of poor management.

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Campus

Recycled dean: »We must keep up the fighting spirit«

She inherited the Faculty of Humanities when her predecessor quit. With her one hand she has to restore trust within the faculty. With the other she has to cut 300 student places. What on earth does the dean Kirsten Busch Nielsen actually intend to do?

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Opinion

Associate professor: There must be a more humane way to fire people

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Working environment

»Draining, demotivating, hopeless«: Ten employees criticise new University of Copenhagen data system

A new data system has made the past year frustrating and exhausting for administrative staff. »Many people are feeling stupid,« according to a department secretary.

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Working environment

10 fired – 10 voluntary redundant at Social Sciences faculty

Ten staff at the University of Copenhagen's Faculty of Social Sciences were fired Monday, while a further have resigned voluntarily.

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Working environment

»A professor from my department is known for re-writing master’s theses without crediting the students«

In just a few days, the #PleaseDontStealMyWork campaign has received more than 50 anonymous stories about research theft. With the permission of the organisers, the University Post offers a few examples.

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#PleaseDontStealMyWork: »The testimonies are pouring in«

Through the course of only a few days, the campaign against research theft has received more than 50 stories about stolen ideas and unjustified co-authorships. When the campaign reaches 100, they will be released.

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