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»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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Culture

Farewell to knowledge

Physicist Benny Lautrup has got Alzheimer’s. Slowly, stubbornly, the disease eats in to the acuity of mind that made him a professor. The poor boy from the working class Istedgade district in Copenhagen, who ended up as a recognised scientist, is used to standing up to adversity.

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Education

Biology students to now get teaching on social gender at the University of Copenhagen

Biology is complex, says associate professor.

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Campus

Lecturer: We need to learn to say 'they' in the singular – it is not that hard

»Ladies and gentleman,« Mille Mortensen said in the classroom with several non-binary students. And put her foot in it. She says that head of department Mette Sandbye's recommendations to ensure that all students are included would have been the help that she had needed.

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Science

Sexy women and brave men: Gender stereotypes in literature are affecting artificial intelligence

In literature, men are courageous, rational, and commit acts of violence. Women are typically sexy, pretty and fertile. The gender norms in the books influence how the machines of today learn human language.

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Education

University of Copenhagen to abolish paid day off on May Day

Staff representatives at the University of Copenhagen are worried that management is planning to abolish employees' rights to take the day off on 1 May. »This is a punch in the face to the staff that are really dedicated,« say critics.

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International

University of Copenhagen clawing its way back on Times ranking

The University of Copenhagen has bounced back on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking to 101st spot. It thereby appears to be inching its way back up after a dramatic nosedive on the tables a few years ago following government cuts to funding.

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Education

60-year old Latin professor was to be sacked. After protests - his research saved

Associate professor in Latin Christian Troelsgård would have lost his life’s work and calling if the University of Copenhagen had maintained his dismissal after almost 27 years of employment. After an unusual about-face on the part of the university, he will continue half time. This is after massive support from researchers and students. Troelsgård himself is still critical of how the process played out.

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Education

Independent postdoc fellowships disappearing in Denmark

The Carlsberg Foundation will no longer dispense funding to new PhDs who want to stay in Denmark. This makes it more difficult to pursue your own ideas as a postdoc in Denmark. It will affect young researchers with families, critics say.

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