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Zoom can abuse university data, IT union warns

Video and audio files from online teaching on Zoom can be exploited by Chinese government agencies, according to the Danish IT trade union PROSA. The University of Copenhagen maintains that it trusts that Zoom complies with legal agreements.

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Education

UCPH applications: Women outnumber men by 5,000

Only four out of 34 humanities study programmes at the University of Copenhagen have a higher number of male applicants. And there are mostly women applicants on all health science programmes.

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Politics

He is centre-right ... and leads one of the most left-wing student organisations in Copenhagen

Kevin Olesen went into student politics during the great blockade of 2019. On most issues, he agrees with Denmark’s Liberal Party, but on the Humanities Student Council he finds common ground with anarchists and Marxists.

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Education

After 38-day stand-off and negotiations: The Faculty of Humanities target plan

The merging of courses which set off the protests is not mentioned explicitly in the new target plan. However, according to the associate dean, this does not exclude the use of mergers in the future.

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Corona virus

»Young people are being stereotyped as just wanting to drink beer and party«

There is too much talk about Roskilde Festival and not enough talk about the students' economic problems and concerns for the future during the corona crisis, says Johan Hedegaard Jørgensen, Chairman of the National Union of Students in Denmark.

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Politics

Three forces holding back women researchers at the University of Copenhagen

Hint: One of them is leaky pipes.

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Politics

The University of Copenhagen is winning EU research-funds like no other Danish university

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen receive extensive guidance when applying for funds from the EU and that strategy has paid off. »Other universities are interested in finding out how we do it,« says deputy director.

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Politics

Among 22 professors at the Department of Economics only one is a woman

It is a significant problem, according to a professor: »Female economists who aren’t afraid to speak their minds are often labelled as being intimidating.«

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Politics

Professor: ‘Tenure track’ is not what Danish universities say it is

Fritz Henglein is so opposed to the use of the ‘tenure track’ concept, that he has stepped out of the committee. He says that international talented academics are applying for positions that they think are far more secure than they are in reality.

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Academic life

»I take a lot of heat for standing by convictions at the university«

»Closeted centre-right students« praise her for standing by her convictions in the media, but on campus political science student Cille Hald Egholm is often isolated because of her political beliefs.

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