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Some Danish politicians fear that universities will end up being as ‘woke’ as those in the United States. But what is really happening at US universities right now?
Should the so-called Chicago principles be inscribed in Danish university legislation? Or are Danish universities actually just fine the way they are now? Academic freedom was discussed once again in the Danish parliament on 3 May.
Identity politics and activist research threaten the soul of the university. And it needs to be stopped – now. This was the message from a number of determined researchers at a hearing organised by Danish politicians Morten Messerschmidt and Henrik Dahl at the Danish parliament.
Morten Messerschmidt (Danish People’s Party) has requested access to documents about seven of UCPH's Middle East researchers. He believes that some employees at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies are closely linked to foreign embassies.
Elected politicians have accused them of being dishonest, unreliable, and activist as researchers. We let three researchers face up to this criticism – even though they might get more hate mail.
The two scientists behind an open letter on racism at the University of Copenhagen say that their message was hijacked by a debate over identity politics.