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Coronavirus

Army of medical students poised to take on corona: »Things can get serious«

Medical students from the University of Copenhagen are among those recruited to the country's hospitals during the biggest health crisis in recent times. Three of them have spoken to us about their encounter with the coronavirus.

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Education

Chief surgeon wants an explanation: How did my research on circumcision end up in a course on 'fake health science'?

A freedom of information request for access to documents has not given him the answers he needed, says chief physician and critic of ritual circumcision Morten Frisch.

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Coronavirus

With university closed, Julie is scared of her own decline

»I find it hard not to backslide into old habits from the time I had a depression. Things can quickly go downhill for me. I am a big extrovert, and the more I am alone, the worse I get.«

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Coronavirus

On exchange during the corona crisis: »I still think your stay abroad can be rewarding«

Many Danish students have interrupted their study abroad and have returned to Denmark. Meet two who have opted to stay. Because they're still hoping for a good experience – and because they don't know what else they should do.

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Campus

Taking a class with the best teacher at UCPH 2019

She is celebrated as the best teacher at the University of Copenhagen in 2019. We took part in a lecture in literary history full of references to popular culture, fantasy and science fiction.

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Education

Just named 'Teacher of the Year'. In six months, her contract expires

Research assistant Maria Damkjær loves cheap and ugly books, and the students love her teaching in British literary history. »If I can't continue at the university, I will have to work through some grief, because who am I then?« she says.

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Campus

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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Education

German language studies accepted 23 new students in 2019 and that is far too few

The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) is worried about dwindling numbers among German graduates, as Germany is Denmark’s biggest trade partner. According to a professor, the political decision to give humanities a lower priority has taken its toll on the field of study.

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Politics

And they didn’t think the students could start a rebellion

In the course of two years, students moved from being virtually invisible in the climate debate to capturing the agenda and making demands on both university management and the decision makers in the Danish parliament.

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Education

Why do I have to pay DKK 38,500 in tuition while working a full-time unpaid internship?

I think non-EU students are paying excess tuition fees at the University of Copenhagen while working in internships, writes Sofie Campbell.

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