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After protest: Board admits staff views should have been heard on Biology merger

In June, almost 200 employees at the Department of Biology wrote to the UCPH board. They claimed their voices were not heard regarding the department’s merger with the Natural History Museum of Denmark. Now, a letter from the board says they are right

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»I don’t dare think beyond my current semester«

Sedra Al-Yousef fled from Syria four years ago. Today, medicine studies are her safe space, but she fears being sent back to her homeland due to the immigration policies of the parliamentary majority.

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Education

Almost 200 sign protest letter from Department of Biology to UCPH board

Employees at the Department of Biology spent months battling a now-cancelled merger between the institute and the Natural History Museum of Denmark (SNM). Now, they have sent a joint letter to the board criticizing UCPH’s management for ignoring employee perspectives.

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Guide: How to get a PhD in Denmark

What is a PhD school, and what should you include in your PhD application? Our guide for you, a potential PhD student in Denmark, that does not know where to begin.

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SU for international students - how to apply

As a full degree EU student in Denmark you can get SU, the famed Danish study grant. But the rules are complicated, and you need to have a paying part-time job before you can apply

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Terminated for giving all his students a top grade

Fired professor says that students needed to focus on thinking and learning rather than getting top grades. Aalborg University management did not agree.

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Education

More students certified for their knowledge about gender

A gender research group at the University of Copenhagen certifies students across different faculties on their knowledge of gender and the body. According to the group, students, instructors and employers such as Novo Nordisk and the Danish Institute for Human Rights are interested in the scheme.

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Students: New grade of 12+ will increase the pressure

Minister for Higher Education and Research Tommy Ahlers has aired expanding the grading scale with a 12+ grade. It will reward exceptional students who dare to take chances and make mistakes. On South Campus, however, it is hard to find students who like the idea.

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Education

Humanities faculty fires 11 staff - 24 voluntary redundancies

13 were told they had lost their jobs, including 2 offered part time, at the Faculty of Humanities during a round of layoffs on 8th May. A further 24 staff accepted voluntary redundancy. Staff representative says the process has gone on for too long and that it has negatively affected the working environment. Students fear that the cuts will lead to cuts in the course offering. But the dean dismisses their fears.

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At the University of Copenhagen, students can get ECTS credits for their own start-up company

A new campaign is to get more students committing themselves to entrepreneurship as a part of their study programme.

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