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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.
We need to brag about it when things go well. So the Board of the University of Copenhagen.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
The vast majority of places will be cut from the sciences, including precisely the STEM programmes that the Danish government is promoting for study.