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Politics

Your guide to the university elections 2020

You want to be a good citizen of the university, and you want to exercise your democratic powers, but the elections at the university is a jungle to navigate. We’ve put together a guide to help you on your way.

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Politics

Eva Smith used to think everything was her business

For the last 20 years Eva Smith – Denmark's first female professor of law – has seen things go downhill: The rule of law is under threat, law researchers are avoiding public debate, and students have lost their spirit. But Smith still hollers when she sees injustice.

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Politics

Can an obesity acceptance activist do research on fatphobia? Yes, says dean

A PhD project on the social stigma of obesity at the Faculty of Theology is the object of scorn by politicians. But the faculty’s dean Carsten Selch Jensen says the criticism is unreasonable.

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Politics

He runs a global project against corona, but still answers emails from random people

Jens Lundgren heads a project in the DKK 65 billion coronavirus initiative initiated by the White House. As an HIV researcher, he has previous frontline experience against an unknown virus, but he has never tried working so quickly – or getting so many e-mails and threats.

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Politics

Researchers want University of Copenhagen to commit to anti-racism struggle

More than a hundred researchers sign open letter stating that black staff and students are presumed to be the object of discrimination at the University of Copenhagen. They want the university to investigate the problem.

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Politics

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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Coronavirus

»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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