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'Ketchup effect' may be on the way, as pent up demand for study abroad is suddenly let loose. Exchange student applications are almost back to pre-pandemic levels, according to University of Copenhagen data.
Some students criticise the teaching materials on their Arabic language course. They are outdated and should portray a wider range of lifestyles in the Middle East, they say, and suggest adding a disclaimer to the textbooks, to remind the reader that they were written in a different era.
Christian Pedersen is American. But he has a Danish father, speaks Danish and has a rather Danish-sounding name. This has turned out to be more a hindrance than a help in his encounters with the Danish immigration system. For the fourth year in a row, he is struggling to get a student visa.
Many international students withdrew their applications to the University of Copenhagen during the pandemic. »We can still maintain a good internationalisation of our study programmes,« university states.
International students who stayed in Copenhagen during the shutdown had lots of worries, a survey shows. Their well-being should be a joint responsibility, says the head of the Department of Anthropology.
Copenhagen’s student café Studenterhuset grapples with an uncertain financial future as the Covid-19 closures and restrictions continue. There are still online events, and the cafés director hopes for financial support from foundations.
Several exchange students want their lease contracts terminated on rooms they have through the University of Copenhagen's Housing Foundation. This is after the students have gone home because of the corona crisis. The foundation rejects the students’ demands.
More than half of international students at the University of Copenhagen have gone back to their home countries due to the coronavirus pandemic. For those that have opted to stay, student life is tough.
The vast majority of places will be cut from the sciences, including precisely the STEM programmes that the Danish government is promoting for study.