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Incumbent humanities dean Jesper Kallestrup will be »relieved of his duties« by the end of May. Kirsten Busch Nielsen from the Faculty of Theology is to be in charge of setting up a completely new management team for the humanities.
After just two years on the job as dean of a hard-hit-by-budget-cuts Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen, Jesper Kallestrup is leaving his post to become a professor in Scotland. According to the Rector of the University of Copenhagen, Kallestrup has »attempted to discuss« the difficult choices that the faculty faces.
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.
13 were told they had lost their jobs, including 2 offered part time, at the Faculty of Humanities during a round of layoffs on 8th May. A further 24 staff accepted voluntary redundancy. Staff representative says the process has gone on for too long and that it has negatively affected the working environment. Students fear that the cuts will lead to cuts in the course offering. But the dean dismisses their fears.
At the Faculty of Law, students are sent on anthropological fieldwork among 'noble savages' to see the world through new eyes. We followed them.
Two researchers from the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics recognised for their work in Old Norse literature. It is the Einar Hansen Research Foundation which pays tribute to their "excellent humanities research”.
The past four years, student chaplain Inger Lundager has talked to students at the Faculty of Humanities about everything that hurts in life – from heartache, to stress, to performance anxiety. She believes that young people today have to face too much pressure.
If you miss the deadline for applying to the UCPH master's programmes, you may have to wait six months or a whole year to apply again. Period. Two students at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies (IKK) are in a jam, but the Faculty of Humanities refuses to bend their policy.
Students at the largest faculty at UCPH are ready to prevent non-organised staff from working during an upcoming lockout. Education cuts and the employees' salaries and rights are related, say students.