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University of Copenhagen slips to 96th on Times ranking

A boost to citation scores from Covid-19 focussed research is moving medical universities up the global rankings. The University of Copenhagen clings to its top 100 placing.

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Science

Chatty PhD students discuss vaccines, gender and antibiotics on new podcast

Media often dumb down on scientific subjects. But they don’t need to: people are, actually, quite smart, say two microbiologist PhDs from the University of Copenhagen. They have started a podcast.

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Science

New study: Readers perceive male and female experts as equally competent

A glimmer of hope in the debate over gender equality: Two former UCPH students have co-authored a study which shows that media consumers have equal trust in both male and female experts – at least in written communication.

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Science

International team of researchers want to reinvent the family

In the future we may be able to replace pregnancy with an extracorporeal, artificial, uterus. And what does mum and dad mean anyway? A research team has set out to investigate. They hope, at the same time, to challenge the ideal of the nuclear family .

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Science

»My students can read that their instructor is totalitarian and pseudoscientific«

Elected politicians have accused them of being dishonest, unreliable, and activist as researchers. We let three researchers face up to this criticism – even though they might get more hate mail.

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Politics

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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