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»I believe in two genders and that’s practically a forbidden belief out here«

As a student with centre-right politics at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, you have to censor yourself and your opinions to get by says political science student and active member of the Conservative People’s Party’s youth organisation, Christian Vigilius.

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Politics

»When it comes to open dialogue, CSS is the most restrictive environment I have ever encountered«

At the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, there are right opinions and there are wrong opinions. According to political science student Thomas Rohden people are quick to label others racists or transphobes.

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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

After brain drain and collapse of merger: Natural History Museum now, yet again, an independent department

Just before Christmas you could find a brief story at the bottom of a newsletter about the Natural History Museum of Denmark. The news item was a small, low key conclusion to a huge conflict at the University of Copenhagen.

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Politics

Sarah Hellebæk helped start The Green Student Movement: »My indignation is so real«

»Being an activist and fighting for a world that is more just is a fundamental condition of my existence. It only stops when I am no longer here. It is part of my existence. This is how I look at it.«

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Politics

Caroline Reuter is in Extinction Rebellion: »I feel that civil disobedience is our last option«

»I get upset and I get frustrated, and that's my motivation. I need hope, and I don’t want to feel powerless all the time.«

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Politics

Kristiana Nikolova campaigned against plastic cups at the health faculty's coffee shop

»We should not be pointing to each other, saying that what they do is all wrong and calling out people as polluters. It is better to show that we can do these things and still have an easy life.«

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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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Politics

Eske Willerslev and Jesper Grodal win the Board researcher seats

Both researcher seats on the University of Copenhagen board went to candidates from the 'Involve the researchers!' list. The Student Council’s Olivia Boesen won the students' mandate, while Dorte Brix was elected by the technical and administrative staff.

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