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UCPH sacks employees and ends year on DKK 220m profit

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.

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Education

Danish government budget: 2 per cent cuts to universities continue

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.

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Education

UCPH forced to lose these English-language education programme places

The vast majority of places will be cut from the sciences, including precisely the STEM programmes that the Danish government is promoting for study.

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Politics

UCPH elections 2018: Here are the contested elections

The lists of candidates for this year's UCPH election are ready. There will be a contest for the students' seats on the Board – and also for staff and student seats in several academic councils and boards of studies. Here is an overview where you can see whether you need to vote when the election starts on 26th November.

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Politics

Departments forced to stop researchers applying for external funding

A number of UCPH departments are under so much financial pressure that they have stopped their researchers from applying for funding unless the grant giver covers overheads. Staff representative says that researchers are frustrated

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Education

Layoffs coming up at the forestry college

Looming losses on the coming years’ budgets has the Forest and Landscape College ‘Skovskolen’ firing 10 out of 90 employees. Management has already been cut back.

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Politics

800 European universities ask the EU Commissioner to help them fight the big journals

Universities Denmark is leading the fight against a publishing industry which earns billions from researchers getting access to their own scientific articles. In a complaint, 800 European universities are now asking the EU competition commissioner to put her foot down.

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Politics

New forecast: Faculties to lose half a billion kroner by 2022

A University of Copenhagen four-year finance forecast makes for a depressing read. Fewer revenues and increasing costs towards buildings upkeep will lead to less money at hand. University director Jesper Olesen says that the necessary adjustments have been made.

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Politics

Staff reps at natural history museum: “Management has failed”

Due to major financial problems the Natural History Museum of Denmark is to be merged with the Department of Biology and faces a round of layoffs. Staff representatives criticise management for not taking timely precautions. According to the Dean at the Faculty of Science, John Renner Hansen, it is only now that they have got the full overview of how bad things were with finances.

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Politics

Humanities faculty to cut DKK 25 million in payroll

The Faculty of Humanities is to go through a new round of cuts. Layoffs cannot be ruled out, says the Dean.

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