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It’s not easy expressing your centre-right views at a left-wing faculty

Eighty percent of students at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Copenhagen say they vote for parties on the left-wing. Research suggests that students who identify with centre-right political agendas have a hard time expressing their views.

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Conference organizers spare the environment 2,700 disposable cups and 2,000 plastic bottles

Researchers organizing a conference on stress have foregone print programmes, participant lists, and meat on the menu. They have also washed 1,000 mugs by hand.

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The University of Copenhagen beefs up cybersecurity in response to hackers

Students, accessing their emails, report difficulties with the new two-factor authentication method. According to the IT-department, there isn’t much to do about it.

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Not easy to run a community centre for both Danish and international students

Danish students reacted when they realised the international students were going home without making Danish friends. But then the Danes forgot that the café was for the Danes too. Yet Studenterhuset director Jacob Ørum insists on bringing the two groups together. Because »you become a better human being by not only being around people who are like yourself.«

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Farewell to the dove, the serpent, the man and the dragon – now there is only one logo at the University of Copenhagen

After many years of signalling the scientific peculiarities of each subject in a multi-coloured logo concept, Denmark's largest university is opting for a clean slate: With one logo to rule them all.

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We showed the University of Copenhagen logo to people on the street. Did they recognise it?

The university has scrapped the faculty logos and now focusses on a wine-red, royal logo. But can people, walking right past the front door, recognise it?

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The University of Copenhagen rewrites its history: Was founded by a woman

When you walk into the Ceremonial Hall at the University of Copenhagen there is a lie on the wall. And even though the university has known the truth since the year 1900, it has not – before the interview for this article – corrected the story on its website in 2019.

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Dutch professor: Danes often burst into song – and they have a relatively high intake of alcohol

It took some time for Professor Guus Kroonen to get used to the fact that he, as a teacher at the University of Copenhagen, could have a beer with his students on campus. This would be a no go in the Netherlands.

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This theologian has given shelter to 100,000 bees at the university

There are two big wooden boxes at South Campus. Each of them has approximately 50,000 bees living inside. Once a week an associate professor of theology collects their honey.

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Emil started a grief support group for students: »If I could, I would slap my twin brother, and then give him a hug«

One year ago, Emil Bülow Petersen dropped out of his study programme. He was badly affected by the loss of his brother. Now, after a new start at university, he has set up a grief support group for students who have also lost loved ones.

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