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They want to start a movement: Bring back the joy in research

One younger research activist, and one established professor. They come from two different places. But they both reach the same conclusion: Research is in big trouble. Maria Toft and Ole Wæver want to set up a free Nordic research movement with the space for creative, playful, and experimental research.

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AI can identify suicidal tendencies in young people

Researchers can now spot behaviour showing who is at risk after building an algorithm and a huge data set. »We hope that our study can be used to predict and prevent a young person from ending up being in risk of suicide,« says associate professor of psychology.

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At the Faculty of Science, male teaching staff find it easier to spot talent among male students

Female students have a harder time being perceived as talented than their male classmates by male instructors. Researchers stumble upon a subconcious bias in teaching settings at one faculty.

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He taught himself 'Elvish' as a child. Now he is to solve an ancient enigma in Mexico

Magnus Pharao Hansen read Tolkien at the age of ten and fell for it. As a teenager, he wrote a dictionary of Old Norse. Today he deciphers ancient Mesoamerican languages and has just got an EU grant of DKK 11 million.

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Scientists: This is where you can avoid the rain in Copenhagen

Raining again?! You've probably asked yourself this question in Copenhagen, and you're not the only one. Two scientists set out to find out exactly how much it actually rains – and the answer will surprise you: In the Greater Copenhagen area, you have dry weather 94 per cent of the time.

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Citations: »The Danish miracle« is over

Danish research used to be among the world's most influential in terms of citation numbers. This is no longer the case.

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No ghostwriters, no freeriding co-authors. New UCPH code of conduct

A new 'code of conduct' at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is a new series of guidelines for good scientific practice. The purpose: To clear up ambiguity and uncertainty.

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He is getting closer to solving the equation that explains everything

It's in his head constantly. When he sleeps, when he goes for a walk, or when he leads a conversation. Maths professor Søren Fournais has got DKK 15 million to solve Schrödinger's equation riddle.

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Nobel Prize winner Morten Meldal: »I can assure you that it is not always the best projects that are funded«

Last autumn he was honoured with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. But the next big discoveries risk being smothered under a layer of research funding red tape, according to Morten Meldal.

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The future is now: UCPH softens up on AI rules

The University of Copenhagen is looking in to how new AI technology can be used in the exams of the future. ChatGPT is still banned at the vast majority of exams at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). And cheating can be detected, says a student.

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