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Racist mural covered at University of Copenhagen Friday bar venue after complaints

Management at the Faculty of Science will now keep a 100-year-old mural by Danish cartoonist and humorist Storm P. covered up after more than 100 critical emails. According to students, the motif is racist and should not be in a Friday bar. After initially rejecting the complaints, the faculty director now supports covering the mural.

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Culture

She went to Egypt and wrote a novel about »an orientalist self-absorbed bitch«

Martha Flyvholm Tode followed her University of Copenhagen programme while in Cairo. The city overwhelmed her, and now she has written a book about a young Dane's encounter with the Middle East. It is about knowing your privileges and being challenged on your view of the world and humanity.

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Culture

The University of Copenhagen’s beautiful library is finally open to the public

The beautiful old university library has been almost deserted for 14 years. This has now changed. The general public can now experience the historic architecture.

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Culture

Message from the Commemoration Ceremony: Keep your hands off the university!

The University of Copenhagen's Commemoration 2022 was marked by a strange combination of ceremony and activism.

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Culture

Eccentric originals of the Niels Bohr Institute: They stick it out after most of us have given up

The Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen is the setting for an academic and social community of researchers. And it is difficult to leave — even when you hit a pensionable age. At present, 43 active professors and associate professors emeritus have opted out of a well-deserved retirement to volunteer teaching and research in spite of being stuffed into smaller and smaller offices.

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Culture

Academic showbiz — report from the Copenhagen Science SLAM

How do you turn your scientific passion for faeces transplants in mice into something appetizing for a general audience? Penille Jensen, who does research on intestinal bacteria, goes to the Copenhagen Science SLAM, and the University Post tags along.

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Culture

Top scientist Eske Willerslev: »Academics don’t enjoy a unique status in Denmark. But we should celebrate each other«

Eske Willerslev wants to bring back the sense of pride to the University of Copenhagen. He wants to reintroduce rituals and ceremonies to heighten students and staff job satisfaction.

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Culture

»A pearl«: Professor reviews Nobel Prize winner's book on the quirks of physics

The University Post asked physics professor Mogens Høgh Jensen to review the new book 'Inside a murmuration of starlings — the beauty of complex systems' by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Giorgio Parisi.

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Culture

The Neanderthals had climate issues and a high degree of self-awareness

The exhibition ‘Neanderthals’ at the Natural History Museum of Denmark rejects the idea that the Neanderthals extinction was due to some kind of defect in their intellectual abilities. And the exhibition offers an archaeological sensation.

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Culture

Students organise film festival to get us all thinking about world health

Three students talk about their work with the film festival Global Health Film Days. They want to make more people aware of the world's health issues and set off a debate about them.

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