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10 things you will miss out on as a University of Copenhagen student during corona

In the old days, campus was packed with students. They went on intro camps with no hand sanitizer, and they shared beers and other liquids on packed dance floors. Here is everything that you (perhaps) might never get to experience if you start at the University of Copenhagen this year.

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Campus

Tutor infected with corona – students permitted to go ahead with intro programme

Six additional students on the rhetoric programme at the University of Copenhagen are in self-quarantine. Faculty director 'certain' that more corona cases will be forthcoming, but ready to handle them.

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Campus

University to remove student tables - occupational therapists not happy

The Faculty of Humanities is to remove the tables from classrooms to make room for more students without breaking social distance rules. The Danish Association of Occupational Therapists says that it can lead to physical disability and concentration difficulties.

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Student life

Student housing in Copenhagen: The guide

There are many types of accommodation in Copenhagen. Private rooms, dormitories for students, shared housing, and there is even the option of buying your own place. Here is an overview with links to the most important sites and facebook groups. (Updated 2020)

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Academic life

Students call for new guidelines to avoid offensive behaviour

Anna Nørgaard Sørensen from Student Council suggests the University of Copenhagen form a committee in which students and faculty can find common ground in defining offensive behaviour.

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Academic life

In the wake of #MeToo, Eske Willerslev leaves his office door open: »It’s a precautionary measure«

Navigating a new culture at the university in the wake of #MeToo is no easy task. Many employees fear being accused of offensive behaviour, according to Professor Eske Willerslev.

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Campus

Scientist board member: A new prorector’s salary will be worth it

A new prorector position is to help the University of Copenhagen identify and hire the best international scientists, both for research and management positions, says professor and board member Jesper Grodal. He calls it a key position at the university.

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Campus

Humanities faculty finds new dean – at the Faculty of Theology

Incumbent humanities dean Jesper Kallestrup will be »relieved of his duties« by the end of May. Kirsten Busch Nielsen from the Faculty of Theology is to be in charge of setting up a completely new management team for the humanities.

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Education

Two years was enough. Dean quits Faculty of Humanities. Management team up for replacement

After just two years on the job as dean of a hard-hit-by-budget-cuts Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen, Jesper Kallestrup is leaving his post to become a professor in Scotland. According to the Rector of the University of Copenhagen, Kallestrup has »attempted to discuss« the difficult choices that the faculty faces.

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Campus

Photo story: Scientists and students have been sent home, but the university is abuzz

Children on scooters and bikes; teenagers; and older people out on their walks. They are all filling out the open void that is the University of Copenhagen after students and staff have been sent home. The University Post visited the university's squares and parks during the Danish quarantine.

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