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Eva Smith used to think everything was her business

For the last 20 years Eva Smith – Denmark's first female professor of law – has seen things go downhill: The rule of law is under threat, law researchers are avoiding public debate, and students have lost their spirit. But Smith still hollers when she sees injustice.

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Politics

Can an obesity acceptance activist do research on fatphobia? Yes, says dean

A PhD project on the social stigma of obesity at the Faculty of Theology is the object of scorn by politicians. But the faculty’s dean Carsten Selch Jensen says the criticism is unreasonable.

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Politics

He runs a global project against corona, but still answers emails from random people

Jens Lundgren heads a project in the DKK 65 billion coronavirus initiative initiated by the White House. As an HIV researcher, he has previous frontline experience against an unknown virus, but he has never tried working so quickly – or getting so many e-mails and threats.

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Science

Researchers not happy with tough new Danish-language policy draft

Non-Danish professors on permanent contracts are to teach in Danish after only 2-5 years, according to a new draft language policy at the University of Copenhagen. But this new, stricter, language policy formulation is misguided, international researchers say. And it will backfire.

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Politics

Researchers want University of Copenhagen to commit to anti-racism struggle

More than a hundred researchers sign open letter stating that black staff and students are presumed to be the object of discrimination at the University of Copenhagen. They want the university to investigate the problem.

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Science

Five do-it-yourself chemistry experiments

Ever wanted to be a chemist? Chemists can create substances that are wonderful, horrible, or anything in between. They examine compound structures and break or create new bonds

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Science

Five science experiments for the kitchen

With this new set of do-it-yourself biology experiments we have you making your own blue cheese, ripening your green tomatoes, and more

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International

University of Copenhagen surges upwards on Times ranking

UCPH finally puts the 2016 debacle behind it and bounces back up the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking

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Science

Solved astronomy mystery after just one year at university

Three first-year students have found a way to detect violent explosions in distant galaxies. Now, one of them owes a round of beer because his name is stated as lead author on their international breakthrough article.

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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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