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He is a »big Kendrick Lamar fan,« he says referring to the US rapper and songwriter. He plays jazz and tennis in his spare time, and he is still trying to find out what it actually means to be a university director. But Søren Munk Skydsgaard says he is fortunate that it is precisely at the University of Copenhagen that he has landed the job.
The University of Copenhagen's Commemoration 2022 was marked by a strange combination of ceremony and activism.
Marianne Stidsen is finished. She has quit her associate professor position at the University of Copenhagen after accusations of plagiarism, and she is now withdrawing from the public debate. But in what she calls her last interview, she says that she leaves in the same high spirits as when she arrived.
If politicians do not put a stop to the »extreme top-down management« at universities, Danish research will suffer damage that it will take decades to rectify. The stark warning is from Ole Wæver and several of his colleagues who now present six proposals to reverse the downward spiral.
Professor Eske Willerslev is moving to Cambridge, with 80 per cent of his employment at the British university from now on. He steps down from the University of Copenhagen’s governing board.
Associate Professor Ravinder Kaur calls for more democracy at University of Copenhagen and is looking to take a stand against short-term contracts and what she calls the equality paradox.
The University of Copenhagen was more complicated and far more time-consuming to manage than the Chairman of the Board Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen had ever imagined. It is the arm wrestling with the politicians that has been the most demanding, he says in this retrospective.