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Controversial associate professor Marianne Stidsen has resigned from her position at the University of Copenhagen after a turbulent few weeks. Her doctoral dissertation is now being investigated for plagiarism, after it emerged some of her other publications contain long passages copied from other texts.
Organisers of petition against sexism at Danish universities say that many people did not wish to sign for fear of losing their jobs.
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.
Stories of sexism, drinking and crazy initiation rituals, a global #metoo movement and a set of guidelines on how to deal with offensive behaviour made the University of Copenhagen the centre of a stormy debate last year.
Giving offence should not lead directly to a disciplinary meeting. UCPH should amend its guidelines for offensive behaviour in the new year. Most participants agreed with this at an internal debate on the UCPH zero-tolerance policy.
In a column published in the scientific journal Science, former UCPH researchers Lars Lønsmann Iversen and Mette Bendixen argue that research foundations should actively participate in improving working conditions for researchers by incorporating a code of conduct into grant applications. One fund, Villum Fonden, says it is not their responsibility.
A new simple complaints procedure is to be introduced for unwanted sexual attention from staff and fellow students at the Faculty of Science.
Through 25 years of cooperation in West Africa, Professor at the Department of Food Science Lene Jespersen has collected valuable knowledge of both food science and other cultures.
The MeToo wave is surging over Danish universities. Students speak of a soul-searching moment while calling for a new campus culture. At the University of Copenhagen, the Student Ambassador is ready to give students guidance on violations and harassment.