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I want my daily life back, not a bunch of other stuff, says student politician Esben Bjørn Salmonsen. The Danish government and parliament are ignoring the loss of learning and well-being from the corona lockdowns. The University Post met up with Esben — at a bar.
The debate over the World Cup finals in Qatar is so naïve and so simplistic, that you would think that we had never been in a similar situation. This is according to Hans Bonde, professor of sports history, who wants examples from history more prominent.
Law professor Trine Baumbach describes the consent law as »a paradigm shift«. But she also calls rape cases the Achilles heel of the justice system in her new book. Why? Because of what we think we know about rape victims.
Morten Messerschmidt wants the Minister of Higher Education and Science to stop one-sided, activist research in, say, gender studies and post-colonial studies. Several researchers see this as a »frightening« violation of the arm's length principle.
The monumental Black Lives Matter movement has reached the University of Copenhagen. But serious anti-racism efforts in the university's privileged bubble are yet to be seen, writes Maria Heines, who contradicts Danish ideals of equality with the help of anecdotal evidence from two minority students.
Basic research has been under-prioritised and underfunded for a long time - and it may end up costing Denmark dearly, says Anja C. Andersen.
Disproportionate response to throw a Chinese student into prison and deportation centre, and then repatriate her, just because she did not have time to renew her residence permit, according to a legal spokesman.
Rectors nominate themselves to board positions on the Danish Nature Fund, even though they have no in-depth knowledge of nature protection and biodiversity. It is as if the nature crisis is not being taken seriously, according to two researchers. Interest group Danish Universities say that they nominated the candidates who best matched the criteria.
For many years, gender equality at universities has been about getting more women up to where they are fewest, namely at the professor level. And with good reason. But the problem starts somewhere else, because it is especially younger women with children that leave academia.
Cooperation, flexibility, and mutual respect. They have been replaced by top-down management, arrogance, and protocol at the University of Copenhagen. And the bad atmosphere between management and staff is approaching boiling point. According to the staff representative for the HK group Ingrid Kryhlmand, the corona crisis’ home workplaces have given many staff a much-needed breather.