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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.