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»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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Campus

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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