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Does Denmark need the Chicago principles? In the US, their success is still an open question

Ever since the Liberal Alliance Party suggested introducing the Chicago principles into Danish university legislation last year, they have been eagerly discussed in Danish academic settings. But we should be cautious about introducing the principles via legislation, according to the professor who authored the principles.

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Politics

»We finally got the politicians to talk to us«

The whole foundation of research in Denmark is being undermined. This was the message from dissatisfied researchers when they handed in 2,252 signatures to politicians at the Danish parliament.

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Politics

The Niels Bohr Building: Delay #13

The Niels Bohr Building has now been delayed for the 13th time. According to the owner of the project, the new opening date will be »on the other side of the summer recess«.

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Politics

NATO centre co-operation is not »guns and ammo«

The news that the Niels Bohr Institute is to collaborate with NATO has set off mixed feelings among staff. Head of department Jan W. Thomsen explains that the new centre will mostly strengthen the technological edge over adversaries in the quantum area.

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Politics

Chicago principles debate: »I'm sitting here, so I do have some kind of backbone«

Should the so-called Chicago principles be inscribed in Danish university legislation? Or are Danish universities actually just fine the way they are now? Academic freedom was discussed once again in the Danish parliament on 3 May.

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Politics

156 physicists sign open letter: »Stand up against Russian propaganda«

The Niels Bohr Institute has released an open letter from physicists from throughout the world. The pursuit of truth makes the rejection of Russian lies about the invasion a necessity, says the head of department.

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Opinion

University Chancellor in speech to Danish Parliament: Students should be exposed to all kinds of ideas

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Politics

VIDEO: Ukrainian PhDs at physicists' celebration: »Russia's attack is also an attack on science«

Two Ukrainian PhD students called on scientists throughout the world to stand with the Ukrainian people at the celebration of the Niels Bohr Institute's birthday. See their speech here.

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Politics

Proposals: Convert Danish student grants to loans, cap grade requirements

A one-year master's degree programme, a new admissions system, and the famed Danish student grants converted to loans on master’s degree programmes. These are some of the recommendations that a commission presented Wednesday.

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Politics

»We need to do everything we can to fight this totalitarian identity politics movement«

Identity politics and activist research threaten the soul of the university. And it needs to be stopped – now. This was the message from a number of determined researchers at a hearing organised by Danish politicians Morten Messerschmidt and Henrik Dahl at the Danish parliament.

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