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Top scientists ready to jump ship after controversial merger

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.

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Education

New Humanities layoffs confirmed at the University of Copenhagen

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.

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Science

Katrine Worsaae’s double life above and below water

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.

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Science

Research on Danish war stirred up a political hornets' nest

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.

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Science

Peanut worms and spines: Anna's bachelor project to be scientific article

Geology student Anna Øhlenschlæger has covered new ground in her research into 70 million-year-old trace fossils. Now she is writing a scientific article on the subject.

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Science

Former UCPH researchers disappear from all the records

If you are a researcher at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and get fired, retire, or die, you also wave goodbye to your profile on the website.

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Science

Researchers in search of the good party

Anthropologists are combining big data and their field notes to map out what it is that constitutes a good party. They hope to be able to test classic social science theories.

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Science

Court win for University of Copenhagen in Penkowa case

Milena Penkowa could have no reasonable expectation of getting her doctorate degree after committing research fraud. Even if the fraud was not known at the time. This was established by a district court in Copenhagen last week. An appeal is likely.

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Science

Local Greenlandic kids are helping Sebastian with his PhD

University of Copenhagen PhD student Sebastian Zastruzny could not move permanently to Greenland to collect data on water and nutrients. So he enlisted local school kids as research assistants.

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Campus

Students in bed with their phones

Young people are big users of their mobile phones at night. A research project at the University of Copenhagen is to find out how the Danes' mobile habits at night are affecting their health.

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