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Liberal Alliance political leader: »We have got this culture where everything is up to us young people«

Alex Vanopslagh says that young people today are too focussed on looking successful. He recognises this in himself. But the problem is not that there are too many requirements and expectations, he says. The problem is that there are too few.

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Management confirms: No more day off 1 May at the University of Copenhagen

The university must appear politically neutral. So 1 May should no longer be a paid day off, the management argues. Moreover, says the university director, the University of Copenhagen cannot afford to have more off-days than other universities. Staff representative says that its abolition will backfire.

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Education

University of Copenhagen to abolish paid day off on May Day

Staff representatives at the University of Copenhagen are worried that management is planning to abolish employees' rights to take the day off on 1 May. »This is a punch in the face to the staff that are really dedicated,« say critics.

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Ten Little Indians And Then There Were None: How do you do intro camp without causing offence in 2019?

In 2018, tutors at the Faculty of Law at The University of Copenhagen were asked to drop a Mexico-themed intro party for new students after complaints of cultural insensitivity. This set off a national debate about identity politics and how to deal with offences. So what are this year's students supposed to do?

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How the University of Copenhagen became a centre of the offensive behaviour debate

Stories of sexism, drinking and crazy initiation rituals, a global #metoo movement and a set of guidelines on how to deal with offensive behaviour made the University of Copenhagen the centre of a stormy debate last year.

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Education

Independent postdoc fellowships disappearing in Denmark

The Carlsberg Foundation will no longer dispense funding to new PhDs who want to stay in Denmark. This makes it more difficult to pursue your own ideas as a postdoc in Denmark. It will affect young researchers with families, critics say.

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Education

»I don’t dare think beyond my current semester«

Sedra Al-Yousef fled from Syria four years ago. Today, medicine studies are her safe space, but she fears being sent back to her homeland due to the immigration policies of the parliamentary majority.

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Politics

Leading academics share their flying habits: »Basically, I hate flying«

Some of the University of Copenhagen’s most cited scholars reckon that placing a limit on how much faculty may fly will affect their research

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Politics

Danish politicians’ election promises on education and research

Prominent Danish politicians have dived headlong into education policy in recent days, and with a major election debate at the University of Copenhagen. Everyone turned up armed to the hilt with election promises. But while the promises were all about stopping the haemorrhage in funding, there was not much new thought.

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Education

Humanities faculty fires 11 staff - 24 voluntary redundancies

13 were told they had lost their jobs, including 2 offered part time, at the Faculty of Humanities during a round of layoffs on 8th May. A further 24 staff accepted voluntary redundancy. Staff representative says the process has gone on for too long and that it has negatively affected the working environment. Students fear that the cuts will lead to cuts in the course offering. But the dean dismisses their fears.

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