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Where are the green bins on South Campus?

Students at the Faculty of Humanities are surprised they cannot sort their rubbish on campus. Both the citizens and local authorities in this city sort their trash. But this does not apply to all faculties at the University of Copenhagen.

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Education

University of Copenhagen preparing for hard Brexit

A hard, no-deal, Brexit threatens the University of Copenhagen's 41 exchange agreements in the United Kingdom.

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Politics

Top scientists ready to jump ship after controversial merger

The merger between the Department of Biology and Natural History Museum of Denmark has developed into »an intolerable situation«. This is according to head of the Department of Biology Niels Kroer in a newsletter. The trouble is that a couple of the museum's highest profile researchers – the professors Eske Willerslev and Tom Gilbert – seem to be looking for a new home for their research. Maybe at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

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Education

New Humanities layoffs confirmed at the University of Copenhagen

The Faculty of Humanities is to go through a new round of staff layoffs in April. DKK 31 million is to be cut - just on payroll.

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Politics

»As long as you stay credible, people will listen to you«

As chairman of a government-appointed Danish Council on Climate Change, Peter Birch Sørensen refused, right from the beginning, to submit to the government's political logic. So he was dismissed, and now he is back on his professor seat at the Department of Economics. But he does not bear a grudge. In his experience, credible proposals from researchers always end up victorious.

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Politics

Researchers' flights may actually pollute more

The University of Copenhagen has in recent years used a model to calculate air travel CO2 which may underestimate the scale of the emissions.

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Politics

Fellow student: What would you prefer? Being called a ‘wog’ or an ‘immigrant’?

Student Flavio Sabah Saleh rejects the Danish so-called ‘hygge-racism’. But others see stereotypical jokes and expressions as a path to familiarity and friendship.

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Education

Humanities to merge - students and staff want answers

Two departments are to merge at the Faculty of Humanities. There will be cuts to payroll. Students and staff say they are worried.

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Culture

The touchy debate that just won’t go away

Is there a culture of victimhood at the University of Copenhagen? Oh, yes. But what this means is a lot harder to get a hold on. As no one wants to be the offended party.

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Education

»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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