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Sensation: The world's ugliest fish has spawned in the Øresund Aquarium

A monkfish has spawned a million eggs in the the University of Copenhagen’s Øresund Aquarium. This has only happened a few times in Scandinavia.

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Education

She is a certified nature-based therapist

Winnie Lund has graduated from a new master's programme at the University of Copenhagen which uses nature to help groups of patients with dementia, stress, PTSD, concussions – or adolescents who are mentally vulnerable.

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Science

Research communication tips from a winner

Eline Palm Meldgaard from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences won the PhD Cup 2019 for her project on parasites. To inspire other researchers and students, she explains here what it was that worked for her in the communication competition.

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Science

Fighting disease in the 'Bolivian' plant quinoa

PhD student Carla Colque-Little is doing her research on disease resistance in quinoa plants. The topic is important for the Bolivian economy, but also for the recovery of national identity after years of colonialization.

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Education

After protest: Board admits staff views should have been heard on Biology merger

In June, almost 200 employees at the Department of Biology wrote to the UCPH board. They claimed their voices were not heard regarding the department’s merger with the Natural History Museum of Denmark. Now, a letter from the board says they are right

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Science

And now: The cheese robot

Associate professor in Food Science has invented a cheese robot

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Education

Almost 200 sign protest letter from Department of Biology to UCPH board

Employees at the Department of Biology spent months battling a now-cancelled merger between the institute and the Natural History Museum of Denmark (SNM). Now, they have sent a joint letter to the board criticizing UCPH’s management for ignoring employee perspectives.

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Culture

Gilgamesh: The 4,000 year-old giant who speaks to our times

The fascinating tale of the Babylonian king Gilgamesh has been retold in a new translation by Assyriologist Sophus Helle. Dating from ancient times, the story of the restless hero/anti-hero remains relevant, but making it accessible to readers in 2019 required the talents of a modern poet

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Science

100 years of Persian Studies at the University of Copenhagen

Not all the language-based small study programmes can boast a 100 year history. But Persian can. It’s longevity is partly due to the change in the subject's focus from the pre-Islamic period to the last 40 years of Iranian history.

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Culture

The quest for the unknown books of Islam

An associate professor in Arabic has collected Islamic texts in East Africa to find out how they have spread. They are in an online database on South Campus.

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