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The Student Council’s top candidate, Olivia Boesen, wants to ensure that the board dedicates resources to help students deal with stress and loneliness.
Zachary Gerhart-Hines had just started his research career in the US when he fell in love with a Danish woman. Today, he does research on diabetes and obesity at the University of Copenhagen and is enthusiastic about how innovative Denmark is.
Yanqi Li got off a Chinese bullet train and, after many a detour, ended up as assistant professor on Frederiksberg Campus. The best thing about Denmark is that you can be a scientist and parent at the same time, she says.
New representatives are to be elected for the Board, academic councils, study boards and PhD committees – and there is a lot at stake this year.
Compared to Germany, associate professor and archaeologist Tobias Richter finds more freedom and more flexibility at Danish universities. But he says the university could take better care of its students.
Ekatherina Zhukova came to Denmark as a PhD student from Belarus, where the professors still have a patent on all the right answers, and where nobody is rewarded for thinking independently.
»Ladies and gentleman,« Mille Mortensen said in the classroom with several non-binary students. And put her foot in it. She says that head of department Mette Sandbye's recommendations to ensure that all students are included would have been the help that she had needed.
Did a pipe burst somewhere? Have the lights gone out? Your key is missing? Who you gonna call? We met Claus 'Fusker' Hansen, go-to guy for students and staff at The Faculty of Health.
The university must appear politically neutral. So 1 May should no longer be a paid day off, the management argues. Moreover, says the university director, the University of Copenhagen cannot afford to have more off-days than other universities. Staff representative says that its abolition will backfire.
In an email to teaching staff, the management of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen has sent out three pieces of advice to ensure that non-binary and trans people feel included in the classrooms. One of them is to use their name rather than a pronoun when the staff member has to talk about a student in the third person.