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If politicians want to avoid major negative consequences for education and research, they should give the University of Copenhagen permission to keep one third of the places earmarked for cuts. This is according to Prorector at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) Bente Stallknecht, after the university has drawn up a provisional plan to fulfil the terms of the relocation agreement.
Minister for Higher Education and Science Jesper Petersen praises the University of Copenhagen for its plan to set up a medical degree programme in Køge and for using graduate unemployment numbers to cut student places. He would have been happier, however, if the university had presented plans to relocate more student places.
It has not yet been announced exactly which studies will be affected by the relocation agreement. We do know a few things, however, and so we offer you an overview here.
A group of students wants to rally their fellow students for battle: A battle to stop the cutbacks resulting from the Danish government's plans to relocate student places outside Danish cities.
The University of Copenhagen is about to cut admissions to the Faculty of Humanities by a quarter as a result of the government's relocation plan. But this is just the latest jaw-dropping development in a decade of bad news for the humanities. See the timeline here.
Danish government plan has the University of Copenhagen either cutting, or relocating, up to 3,500 student places.