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Budget agreement between the coalition government and the supporting Danish People's Party contains very little about research and education. This is bad news for the universities.
As lecturer in tort and contract law, professor Andreas Bloch Ehlers makes difficult legal issues relevant, and involves the students. He is so good at this that he has been named Teacher of the Year at UCPH.
Three months the Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities - now Jesper Kallestrup has to be front man for a new round of cutbacks at an already hard-hit faculty.
The vast majority of places will be cut from the sciences, including precisely the STEM programmes that the Danish government is promoting for study.
Starting 2019, a new centre at UCPH is to bring together the expertise on concussions and how they are treated. The centre is funded by the Danish government’s rate adjustment pool and will be a unit of the Center for Rehabilitation of Brain Injury.
Benedicte Fonnesbech-Wulff has supervised history students for years. Her students are more capable than ever. But even the best of them succumb. Something in the system is broken.
About 30 students showed up at the UCPH annual commemoration to show their dissatisfaction with university cuts. The chairman of the Humanities Council got into a brief discussion with research and higher education minister Tommy Ahlers.
Looming losses on the coming years’ budgets has the Forest and Landscape College ‘Skovskolen’ firing 10 out of 90 employees. Management has already been cut back.
The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences is to cut staff after a series of setbacks that include winning external research projects that drain budgets.
The Danish Study Progress Reform has not had any impact on the number of students taking student jobs. Quite the contrary, more students have student jobs now than three years ago, according to new figures from the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs (DM).