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»I say 'I don't know' so often in the lessons that students ask me: 'But what do you know?'«

Associate professor of law Hin-Yan Liu has been named Lecturer of the Year. And this in spite of the fact that according to him he actually does no lecturing. He would rather discuss with his students, and walk away from the classroom with enough material for half a book.

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»I have never actually experienced teaching quite like his«

Hin-Yan Liu is popular among his students. He has been voted lecturer of the year.

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Education

Professor got a bad grade for his teaching: »It's a cold system«

Written student evaluations of teaching at Danish universities are a useless ritual that wastes the students’ and the instructors’ time according to a sports professor. Two managers agree that the supervision has gotten out of hand.

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»A useless ritual«? This is why instructors and students have to hand in evaluations

The University of Copenhagen spends both time and payroll on evaluating the quality of teaching in their courses. But why actually? And what are they used for? Here is an overview.

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Education

Psychology head of department: Our communication has not been good enough

Students are threatening a blockade, but Head of the Department of Psychology Vibeke Koushede says that the two sides are close to agreement. She hopes that a number of new initiatives will prevent an impending conflict.

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Education

Students against animal experiments: »I don’t want to have to roast earthworms in class«

Earthworms »squirming with pain« do not belong in the classroom, medical student Clara Turner wrote on Facebook. She got a ‘love storm’ from her fellow students, but a shitstorm from the press.

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Education

Yes, the economics programme can be improved. But the Critical Economics Students group is exaggerating the problems

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Critical economics students: »We are producing inside-the-box thinkers«

The chair of the Critical Economics Students group thinks that students and instructors of economics need to ask more critical questions about the models that they use.

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Education

Overview: A student rebellion is afoot

There is rebellion in the air at the country's higher education institutions. Students want to fight student despair and stop the cuts. And they want new university legislation.

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Education

Psychology students threaten to blockade department

More than 200 psychology students huddled together for a general meeting and called for a wider academic focus in their study programmes. They voted, and passed a resolution setting out 11 demands. If the students are not heard, they will blockade the department.

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