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Associate professor in Latin Christian Troelsgård would have lost his life’s work and calling if the University of Copenhagen had maintained his dismissal after almost 27 years of employment. After an unusual about-face on the part of the university, he will continue half time. This is after massive support from researchers and students. Troelsgård himself is still critical of how the process played out.
Management had originally anticipated a profit of approx DKK 139 million in 2018. But the year ends on about DKK 220 million. And yet, at least 50 employees have been dismissed. The university director says the decentralised UCPH finances make it difficult to hit the mark.
Looming losses on the coming years’ budgets has the Forest and Landscape College ‘Skovskolen’ firing 10 out of 90 employees. Management has already been cut back.
Due to major financial problems the Natural History Museum of Denmark is to be merged with the Department of Biology and faces a round of layoffs. Staff representatives criticise management for not taking timely precautions. According to the Dean at the Faculty of Science, John Renner Hansen, it is only now that they have got the full overview of how bad things were with finances.
The remaining staff at the School of Dentistry are to have their well-being improved through a collaborative project that will make them more mentally robust. Managers are also following a course.