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Three forces holding back women researchers at the University of Copenhagen

Hint: One of them is leaky pipes.

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Politics

The University of Copenhagen is winning EU research-funds like no other Danish university

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen receive extensive guidance when applying for funds from the EU and that strategy has paid off. »Other universities are interested in finding out how we do it,« says deputy director.

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Politics

Among 22 professors at the Department of Economics only one is a woman

It is a significant problem, according to a professor: »Female economists who aren’t afraid to speak their minds are often labelled as being intimidating.«

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Politics

Professor: ‘Tenure track’ is not what Danish universities say it is

Fritz Henglein is so opposed to the use of the ‘tenure track’ concept, that he has stepped out of the committee. He says that international talented academics are applying for positions that they think are far more secure than they are in reality.

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Campus

»I take a lot of heat for standing by convictions at the university«

»Closeted centre-right students« praise her for standing by her convictions in the media, but on campus political science student Cille Hald Egholm is often isolated because of her political beliefs.

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Campus

»It’s completely okay to suppress oppressive views«

Anna-Oline Grarup Hertz and Mette-Marie Nørlev are both left-leaning in their political views. They are happy to debate tax issues with centre-right voters, but when it comes to race and minorities it becomes a question of human rights, and human rights are not up for debate.

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Politics

»I believe in two genders and that’s practically a forbidden belief out here«

As a student with centre-right politics at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, you have to censor yourself and your opinions to get by says political science student and active member of the Conservative People’s Party’s youth organisation, Christian Vigilius.

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Politics

»When it comes to open dialogue, CSS is the most restrictive environment I have ever encountered«

At the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, there are right opinions and there are wrong opinions. According to political science student Thomas Rohden people are quick to label others racists or transphobes.

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Campus

It’s not easy expressing your centre-right views at a left-wing faculty

Eighty percent of students at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Copenhagen say they vote for parties on the left-wing. Research suggests that students who identify with centre-right political agendas have a hard time expressing their views.

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Education

German language studies accepted 23 new students in 2019 and that is far too few

The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) is worried about dwindling numbers among German graduates, as Germany is Denmark’s biggest trade partner. According to a professor, the political decision to give humanities a lower priority has taken its toll on the field of study.

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