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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
Associate professor in Food Science has invented a cheese robot
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.
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
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.
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.
The merger between the Department of Biology and Natural History Museum of Denmark has developed into »an intolerable situation«. This is according to head of the Department of Biology Niels Kroer in a newsletter. The trouble is that a couple of the museum's highest profile researchers – the professors Eske Willerslev and Tom Gilbert – seem to be looking for a new home for their research. Maybe at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
The Faculty of Humanities is to go through a new round of staff layoffs in April. DKK 31 million is to be cut - just on payroll.
Associate professor Katrine Worsaae lives for the months that she spends near water. Her life journey has led her down into underwater caves populated by strange animals like the Zombie Worm.
When University of Copenhagen (UCPH) researchers Rasmus Mariager and Anders Wivel presented their report on the Iraq war at the beginning of February, it led to intense criticism of the former centre-right government of Anders Fogh Rasmussen. According to political opponents, the report documented that the Danish government had misled the Danish parliament prior to the Iraq war. For Wivel and Mariager though, the assignment was never to pass moral or legal judgment on politicians.