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Coronavirus

This dull-black killer reminds you of what we are doing to the planet

A new special exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Denmark has a black Tyrannosaurus Rex as its lead act. Even if you, like this University Post reporter, generally get put to sleep by fossils, this dino hits you like a fist in the gut.

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Science

Hundreds of scientists accuse Ole Wæver of bullying campaign

In a series of open letters, Ole Wæver and his colleague Barry Buzan are said to be behind »an orchestrated attack« and »a form of violence« after defending their academic work against racism charges. Wæver himself says that the criticism is full of misunderstandings and wild claims.

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Opinion

Ole Wæver wants to win the argument on his critics' own terms. That’s what makes it really interesting

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Campus

Scientist board member: A new prorector’s salary will be worth it

A new prorector position is to help the University of Copenhagen identify and hire the best international scientists, both for research and management positions, says professor and board member Jesper Grodal. He calls it a key position at the university.

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Coronavirus

My sister's algae

As the pandemic lays waste to large parts of university life, the aquariums are still humming at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. PhD student Anna Olesen keeps the algae collection alive - and almost scared the life out of a security guard.

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Science

Peace researcher Ole Wæver accused of racism: »I've never felt so bad about my life as an academic«

Professor Ole Wæver's theory of securitization has been accused of being so racist that it should never be applied again. But the criticism is bad science, Wæver responds. He says he is caught in a catch-22 situation where it is hard to defend himself.

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Coronavirus

Overview: This is how Danish universities will reopen

Scientists can most likely return to their labs in June, and study programmes will most likely reopen in August.

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Coronavirus

Allan Randrup Thomsen speaks to reporters non-stop: »I'm really scared of making a fool of myself«

Few people had heard of the virologist Allan Randrup Thomsen in February, but since March he has become one of the most cited researchers in the Danish media. This puts him in a vulnerable position, especially because he talks out about a virus that no one really knows.

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International

New country, new identity for partners of academics

Following a partner to a new country as a spouse is tough. Yet it can also be an opportunity: for the spouse, and for the Danish company that hires them, say two university consultants who help the partners of international academics in Copenhagen

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Education

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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