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It took some time for Professor Guus Kroonen to get used to the fact that he, as a teacher at the University of Copenhagen, could have a beer with his students on campus. This would be a no go in the Netherlands.
Zachary Gerhart-Hines had just started his research career in the US when he fell in love with a Danish woman. Today, he does research on diabetes and obesity at the University of Copenhagen and is enthusiastic about how innovative Denmark is.
Compared to Germany, associate professor and archaeologist Tobias Richter finds more freedom and more flexibility at Danish universities. But he says the university could take better care of its students.
Ekatherina Zhukova came to Denmark as a PhD student from Belarus, where the professors still have a patent on all the right answers, and where nobody is rewarded for thinking independently.
Postdoc Ana Filipa Correia da Silva decided to leave Portugal a year ago to focus on a future with her family in Denmark. The working culture is different, and it has taken some time to learn how to interpret Danish colleagues' body language.
Professor of sociology Claire Maxwell and her family moved from England to Denmark. The workplace culture at the University of Copenhagen is very different from anything she is used to. Among other things, the sanctity of the Danish lunchbreak came as a surprise her.
Manish Kumar Tiwari loves the flat hierarchical structure, the emphasis on a healthy lifestyle, and the informal tone in Denmark. He was born and raised in India but has taught at the University of Copenhagen for four years.