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What on earth was the US Secretary of State doing at the University of Copenhagen?

Anthony Blinken cancelled meetings with top executives in Danish business, then made a surprise visit to the Niels Bohr Institute. It was all about the next generation of computer technology.

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Education

University of Copenhagen expects to spend DKK 40 million on PhDs delayed by corona crisis

»No-one will be rejected with reference to there being no finance available at UCPH,« says deputy director. A strong statement according to the chairman of associate professors and professors at the Faculty of Health.

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Coronavirus

Morten Andersen has a role to play in the explosive vaccine debate: »I certainly feel the pressure«

Professor says he is obligated to refine and add nuance to some of the frightening stories of possible vaccine side effects. He weighs his words carefully, because everything he says can be used and abused – and because he himself has seldom been able to offer so few clear answers.

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People

Solution to migraine mystery sets off DKK 10 million prize

Two scientists from the University of Copenhagen have just received the world's largest award in the field of neuroscience, The Brain Prize. Their research has led to migraine medicine that is almost free of side effects.

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Culture

Why is Norway shovelling money into the humanities, while Denmark cuts back?

In Denmark, humanities subjects have been hit by cuts and a debate over their usefulness and relevance. In Norway, the government has just given the humanities a NOK 100 million boost. The University Post asked an expert in education why there is this difference.

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Politics

Too few funds, too much control. Astrophysicist lays into Danish research policy

Basic research has been under-prioritised and underfunded for a long time - and it may end up costing Denmark dearly, says Anja C. Andersen.

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Science

Wikipedia is a man – and he's a bit narrow-minded

According to a new master's thesis the online encyclopedia is not quite as democratic and objective as you might imagine. Women and people of other genders drown in a sea of biographical articles about men.

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Science

Study: 1 out of 3 University of Copenhagen medical students infected with Covid-19

One out of every three medical students at the University of Copenhagen have been infected with the coronavirus. This is the surprising conclusion from a comprehensive study by two bachelor students.

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Academic life

Bachelor's project: Students sought out pedophiles to try and understand them

Two sociology students left their comfort zone and did fieldwork in an internet forum for pedophiles that is against the abuse of children.

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Science

It sweats milk and has glowing fur — the genome of the platypus has been sequenced

It has been called bizarre, iconic, unusual, mysterious and strange. Now the whole genome of the platypus has been sequenced. A scientist from the University of Copenhagen led the project.

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