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»The concept of gender at the biology department is old-fashioned«

Biology student says she has been misunderstood in new case of 'victimhood culture' at the University of Copenhagen. We spoke to the student who was mentioned in all the Danish media, but who no one bothered to talk to.

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Politics

UCPH wants to go higher on the rankings

We need to brag about it when things go well. So the Board of the University of Copenhagen.

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Education

Proposal for new Danish grades - UCPH against it

It would be heavy on resources and awkward to introduce a new grade scale in Denmark, says University of Copenhagen prorector Bente Stallknecht. An evaluation shows that the Danish 7-point scale is internationally compatible, but that it requires added explanations.

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Politics

Opposition to merger wrapped up in dinner and champagne

Toasts, dinner and champagne could not suppress employees' frustrations when the Department of Biology held its New Year reception. Employees wanted clear answers from the department head.

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Education

Visually impaired student in year-long fight for exam software

A determined medical student with a visual impairment may have paved the way for others to be able to use magnifying software on their computers at digital exams. And UCPH may have avoided a discrimination case at the last moment.

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Politics

Temporary staff have finally got through to humanities management

The prospect of better employment contracts, regular meetings with management, increasing international cooperation, and a future postdoc-portal. This is what has come out of UCPH getting an association that advocates for the rights of temporary researchers. Representative for technical-scientific staff Dan Hirslund says that it is about countering an academic ‘precarisation’.

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Politics

The pressure is on: Students want serious climate policy at the universities

Students support a call by 606 researchers on climate to university management. In a petition they now also ask their universities to lead the way with ambitious climate efforts.

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Politics

UCPH sacks employees and ends year on DKK 220m profit

Management had originally anticipated a profit of approx DKK 139 million in 2018. But the year ends on about DKK 220 million. And yet, at least 50 employees have been dismissed. The university director says the decentralised UCPH finances make it difficult to hit the mark.

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Education

Danish government budget: 2 per cent cuts to universities continue

Budget agreement between the coalition government and the supporting Danish People's Party contains very little about research and education. This is bad news for the universities.

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Education

UCPH forced to lose these English-language education programme places

The vast majority of places will be cut from the sciences, including precisely the STEM programmes that the Danish government is promoting for study.

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