1165 København K
Tlf: 35 32 28 98 (mon-thurs)
The internationally recognised professor and gender thinker Judith Butler visited the University of Copenhagen 4 May to do a guest lecture on climate sorrow. The star academic called on the audience to engage in climate action rather than climate paralysis.
The world is falling apart at the seams. We have the SDGs, and we have the Paris agreement. But we have the university too. Professor Katherine Richardson and associate professor Mette Haubjerg Nicolaisen share some radical thoughts with us about ourselves and the climate of the future.
The world is falling apart at the seams. We have the SDGs, and we have the Paris agreement. But we have the university too. Two associate professors, Mickey Gjerris and Natalie Marie Gulsrud, share their radical ideas about you, me and the climate of the future.
The world is falling apart at the seams. We have the SDGs, and we have the Paris agreement. Two Copenhagen scientists, Minik Rosing and Carsten Rahbek, share their radical ideas about you, me and the climate of the future.
»Being an activist and fighting for a world that is more just is a fundamental condition of my existence. It only stops when I am no longer here. It is part of my existence. This is how I look at it.«
»I get upset and I get frustrated, and that's my motivation. I need hope, and I don’t want to feel powerless all the time.«
»We should not be pointing to each other, saying that what they do is all wrong and calling out people as polluters. It is better to show that we can do these things and still have an easy life.«
There are only a few places on campus where the climate struggle can be more clearly visualised than at the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre. Green student organisations want it closed down. The universities defend themselves with reference to the freedom of research. We visited the centre.
Student organisations are collecting signatures for new climate demands aimed at the University of Copenhagen. They include the closure of a research centre in oil and gas. University management rejects the demand with reference to the freedom of research.
Some of the University of Copenhagen’s most cited scholars reckon that placing a limit on how much faculty may fly will affect their research