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The Carlsberg Foundation justifies its selection with reference to his long-standing ground-breaking research into the plants, animals, microorganisms and people of the past.
Professor Eske Willerslev is moving to Cambridge, with 80 per cent of his employment at the British university from now on. He steps down from the University of Copenhagen’s governing board.
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.
Navigating a new culture at the university in the wake of #MeToo is no easy task. Many employees fear being accused of offensive behaviour, according to Professor Eske Willerslev.
Both researcher seats on the University of Copenhagen board went to candidates from the 'Involve the researchers!' list. The Student Council’s Olivia Boesen won the students' mandate, while Dorte Brix was elected by the technical and administrative staff.
»It feels like the decision-makers don’t know what they’re doing,« says Eske Willerslev and Jesper Grodal. They are running for seats on the board of The University of Copenhagen for more co-determination.