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New study: Students need more teaching in artificial intelligence

If students are not being taught artificial intelligence, they are not being prepared for the labour market of the real world . This is according to a researcher who encourages the University of Copenhagen to make the new technology a bigger part of students' daily lives.

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Professor with a pump gun

Professor of freshwater biology at UCPH Kirsten Seestern Christoffersen shoulders a rifle when she takes students out on field trips in Greenland and on Svalbard in northern Norway. But the weapon is no protection against climate change.

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University of Copenhagen to slash admissions numbers by 789 places annually

A political majority has decided that Danish universities should cut admissions by one tenth from 2025. Under the agreement, the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is to reduce its bachelor intake by 11.7 per cent.

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The exchange programme where a survival course is mandatory

Students at the university on Svalbard get a week-long safety course which includes shooting with rifles: They share territory with polar bears. We met up with two UCPH students close to the North Pole who say their experiences are 'supreme' and 'absurdly beautiful'.

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Education researcher: »Learning and critical thinking presuppose uncertainty«

Assistant Professor Marie Larsen Ryberg has observed courses where students were completely overwhelmed. But she found that this was precisely where the students learned the most. Here she offers up her advice on how teaching can open up a space for uncertainty.

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Alternative marketing: Nanoscience boosted applicant numbers via TikTok ads

»If you're going to reach out to young people, you have to be in their place. And this is on platforms like TikTok,« says professor of chemistry Thomas Just Sørensen.

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Students with Palestinian roots experience a »deafening silence« at university

Dalia Kababo is on her third semester in political science and is active in the Students Against the Occupation group. She explains here how the war affects her daily life, and she makes a plea to the university, its staff and its students.

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Teacher of the Year draws inspiration from acting: »I often improvise«

This year's teaching award at the University of Copenhagen goes to Associate Professor of Anthropology Cecilie Rubow. She likes to teach in a knit cap pulled down over her ears, and the students love her academic activism. But she does not see herself as a woman with a cause.

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Associate professor: This is how you should show unpleasant images in class

A debate has been set off about instructors' use of language after a group of University of Copenhagen students walked out of a lecture in protest. But we should also discuss the display of violent images, according to an associate professor whose specialty is the visual documentation of violence.

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One group of students just got up and left. Then came the storm of emails

The N-word had just been spoken. One group of students just got up and left. Another group of students stayed and defended the instructor. It can be difficult for both students and teaching staff when the ghosts of the past haunt today’s auditoriums. But what is prudence and good practice in teaching at university in 2023?

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