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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After 29 years as head of department, Arne Astrup has his name on a thousand, or more, scientific articles.
Scientists' soaring research outputs hold steady after taking on job as head of department
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.
»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.