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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.
Morten Messerschmidt wants the Minister of Higher Education and Science to stop one-sided, activist research in, say, gender studies and post-colonial studies. Several researchers see this as a »frightening« violation of the arm's length principle.