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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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Education

Humanities students to continue blockade until they get what they want

The standoff is continuing at the Faculty of Humanities. Last Friday, the students’ humanities council HUMrådet decided to continue its blockade of management corridors until the dean dropped his plans to merge courses.

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Politics

»We hate it when politicians go in and micromanage the university«

The University of Copenhagen was more complicated and far more time-consuming to manage than the Chairman of the Board Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen had ever imagined. It is the arm wrestling with the politicians that has been the most demanding, he says in this retrospective.

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Campus

University elections coming up for UCPH board seats

New representatives are to be elected for the Board, academic councils, study boards and PhD committees – and there is a lot at stake this year.

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Education

Sidse Tøttrup has a constant headache

Sidse Tøttrup gets such bad headaches and migraine attacks that she often has to leave class. And she cannot get the kind of student job that she would like. She is one of half a million Danes suffering from migraine.

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Education

Biology students to now get teaching on social gender at the University of Copenhagen

Biology is complex, says associate professor.

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Education

Liberal Alliance political leader: »We have got this culture where everything is up to us young people«

Alex Vanopslagh says that young people today are too focussed on looking successful. He recognises this in himself. But the problem is not that there are too many requirements and expectations, he says. The problem is that there are too few.

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Education

University of Copenhagen to abolish paid day off on May Day

Staff representatives at the University of Copenhagen are worried that management is planning to abolish employees' rights to take the day off on 1 May. »This is a punch in the face to the staff that are really dedicated,« say critics.

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