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Chief surgeon wants an explanation: How did my research on circumcision end up in a course on 'fake health science'?

A freedom of information request for access to documents has not given him the answers he needed, says chief physician and critic of ritual circumcision Morten Frisch.

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Coronavirus

Promising drug given to first Danish corona patients

The first Danish corona patients have been given the drug Remdesivir. The results may be released before the end of April, according to a University of Copenhagen lead scientist

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Science

Scientists working together in race to make COVID-19 vaccine

There are many paths towards an effective coronavirus vaccine. A University of Copenhagen researcher explains how an EU-supported project is taking one of them.

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Science

UCPH took 3 out of the 5 elite research awards

A sociologist, a biologist and an archaeologist will each get DKK 1.2 million for achieving surprising breakthroughs at a young age.

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Science

Top researcher: Stem cell research was hampered by opportunists and charlatans

The hype surrounding stem cells in the aughts meant that for a time the research conducted was of an extremely poor quality, according to Henrik Semb. At his stem cell centre, research is a long and arduous process.

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Politics

The University of Copenhagen is winning EU research-funds like no other Danish university

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen receive extensive guidance when applying for funds from the EU and that strategy has paid off. »Other universities are interested in finding out how we do it,« says deputy director.

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Politics

Among 22 professors at the Department of Economics only one is a woman

It is a significant problem, according to a professor: »Female economists who aren’t afraid to speak their minds are often labelled as being intimidating.«

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Politics

Professor: ‘Tenure track’ is not what Danish universities say it is

Fritz Henglein is so opposed to the use of the ‘tenure track’ concept, that he has stepped out of the committee. He says that international talented academics are applying for positions that they think are far more secure than they are in reality.

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Campus

The University of Copenhagen rewrites its history: Was founded by a woman

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.

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Politics

After brain drain and collapse of merger: Natural History Museum now, yet again, an independent department

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.

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