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The University of Copenhagen rewrites its history: Was founded by a woman

When you walk into the Ceremonial Hall at the University of Copenhagen there is a lie on the wall. And even though the university has known the truth since the year 1900, it has not – before the interview for this article – corrected the story on its website in 2019.

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Politics

After brain drain and collapse of merger: Natural History Museum now, yet again, an independent department

Just before Christmas you could find a brief story at the bottom of a newsletter about the Natural History Museum of Denmark. The news item was a small, low key conclusion to a huge conflict at the University of Copenhagen.

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Science

Scientists solve the climate crisis: Declare a state of emergency at the university

The world is falling apart at the seams. We have the SDGs, and we have the Paris agreement. But we have the university too. Professor Katherine Richardson and associate professor Mette Haubjerg Nicolaisen share some radical thoughts with us about ourselves and the climate of the future.

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Science

Scientists solve the climate crisis: Look at the clouds, hug a tree, and think of plants' rights in your city

The world is falling apart at the seams. We have the SDGs, and we have the Paris agreement. But we have the university too. Two associate professors, Mickey Gjerris and Natalie Marie Gulsrud, share their radical ideas about you, me and the climate of the future.

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Science

Scientists solve the climate crisis: Move a billion tonnes of Greenland glacier down south. Drop the consultants

The world is falling apart at the seams. We have the SDGs, and we have the Paris agreement. Two Copenhagen scientists, Minik Rosing and Carsten Rahbek, share their radical ideas about you, me and the climate of the future.

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Science

The black centre (that students want to shut down)

There are only a few places on campus where the climate struggle can be more clearly visualised than at the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre. Green student organisations want it closed down.  The universities defend themselves with reference to the freedom of research. We visited the centre.

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Science

Super-productive department head writes one scientific work a week

After 29 years as head of department, Arne Astrup has his name on a thousand, or more, scientific articles.

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Science

Copenhagen heads of department are publishing like crazy

Scientists' soaring research outputs hold steady after taking on job as head of department

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Politics

»We hate it when politicians go in and micromanage the university«

The University of Copenhagen was more complicated and far more time-consuming to manage than the Chairman of the Board Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen had ever imagined. It is the arm wrestling with the politicians that has been the most demanding, he says in this retrospective.

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Politics

Oxford professor: Urbanites are self-centered and haven't earned their privileges

»Financially, urbanites will need to contribute more, if Western democracy is to avoid falling victim to populists on the right and on the left,« says professor of economics and public policy Paul Collier.

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