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Danish universities not living up to open access targets

All Danish research should be freely accessible by 2025, according to the Danish national strategy for open access. But universities can’t keep up.

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Politics

First names, family, and appearance: On social media, female politicians are discussed differently

Female politicians are referred to less respectfully on the internet than their male colleagues. This places women in politics, and our societies, at a disadvantage, according to one of the researchers behind a new study.

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Politics

Scientific publishers are reaping huge profits from the work of researchers, and the universities are paying for it

They net bigger profit margins than Google, Amazon and Apple from exploiting the free labour of countless researchers. One critic says the scientific publishers are commercial behemoths that are limiting the free flow of knowledge.

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Politics

Free Forum and Conservative Students lose ground as Student Council wins University of Copenhagen Board seat

The Student Council's lead candidate Kevin Olesen has been elected to the the University of Copenhagen Board with an increase in winning margin.

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Culture

Message from the Commemoration Ceremony: Keep your hands off the university!

The University of Copenhagen's Commemoration 2022 was marked by a strange combination of ceremony and activism.

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Politics

Conservative Students’ leading candidate: We want to focus on academic standards

The University of Copenhagen has moved too far away from its original purpose. Academic standards are no longer the purpose or the driving force. This is the main challenge, according to Marlene Budolph, who is running for a seat on the Board of the University of Copenhagen.

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Foreninger

Student Council's top candidate wants to be the students' lobbyist

The Student Council's top candidate Kevin Olesen wants to improve the quality of education, better well-being, and to commit the University of Copenhagen to the green transition.

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Politics

Economics Council’s top candidate: Functional impairments need to be written into the university's strategy

Christian Ramon went into student politics to fight for his own rights and for the growing minority of fellow students with special needs

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Politics

Free Forum's top candidate: More student feedback to help fight inequality

Free Forum made gains at the last university elections. Now its leading candidate Kasper Stisen hopes that a focus on inequality, climate, and degree programmes that are better oriented towards the labour market will get him a place on the Board of the University of Copenhagen.

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Politics

University of Copenhagen PhD student elected to Danish parliament

A number of students and staff from the University of Copenhagen ran for parliament for a wide variety of reasons. The University Post asked the candidates how their first election evening as politicians went.

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