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Best of University Post 2009-2018

Culture

Lars von Trier’s library of pleasurable things

Lars von Trier feels like he’s ready to give up filmmaking. It’s a feeling he’s never had, but in spite of his anxiety, his bouts of depression and the pain that sometimes comes with just breathing there are still things that make him happy: elegant passages from Tolstoy, a sophisticated way of terrorising people, the corner of a room in Sweden that reminds him of something

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Campus

People are nicking the knives and forks on South Campus

Humanities people, lawyers, and theologians are increasingly eating off plastic. One reader objects: Plastic cutlery is not a good idea from an environmental point of view.

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Politics

The academic precariat strikes back

More and more academics have to make do with short-term jobs. So many, that the temporarily hired are the largest group of researchers at the University of Copenhagen. Now they are organizing themselves, and demanding better working conditions. They say it will benefit research.

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Campus

My girlfriend found an incredibly rare mushroom in Amager Fælled

A stroll at Amager Fælled can have played an important role in preventing a controversial plan to build 2.500 new homes in the natural area.

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Science

UCPH scientists confirm the oldest life on earth

Two UCPH researchers confirm in an article in Nature that there are traces of life in the world's oldest rocks. The rocks are in Greenland and are 3.7 billion years old. The two have used a completely new method.

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Education

The study programme that is driving people nuts

The bachelor's degree in animal science and the master’s degree in animal science are part of the same programme of study. Yet they belong, administratively, to two different faculties. For students, this has turned life into an administrative obstacle course.

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Education

When PhD student Mette Høeg got an offer from UCPH she could only refuse

Her er historien om, hvad der skete, da den stormombruste unge litteraturkritiker Mette Høeg i foråret afbrød sin ph.d. på Københavns Universitet i utide. Måske er det en advarende fortælling om et studieforløb, som får lov at køre af sporet, eller måske er det en beretning om at stikke en kæp i den helt forkerte akademiske tue. Døm selv.

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Education

Angered by Danish research cuts - rode his bike from London

UK physicist Alex McDowell protests Danish government cuts to education and research by biking across Europe and personally delivering letters to key politicians

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Campus

Test: Internet connection on Copenhagen campuses

Exclusive on the University Post: New stats on wifi and data connection around UCPH campuses. Find the best places to study

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Campus

Students: UCPH Housing Foundation is cheating on deposits

The University of Copenhagen's housing unit is overcharging on rents, withholding deposits, and trumping up fees, students claim. Now the students are fighting back

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