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With over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The purpose of the University - to quote the University Statute - is to ‘conduct research and provide further education to the highest academic level’.

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479. The University has four campus areas in Copenhagen and consists of six faculties - Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology - with over one hundred different departments, institutes, centres, laboratories and museums.

The motivational force of the University’s research activities is financially and politically independent, i.e. free basic research; however, specific collaborative endeavours with other institutions and companies also have a place among the countless research activities. The dissemination of knowledge and findings to other research environments and the general public is a natural element of the University’s research efforts.

The University of Copenhagen’s research-based education also enables the private and public sectors to recruit expert staff and access the latest knowledge in such diverse areas as health, food, biological production and globalisation.

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Les parents choisissent tous un prénom qu’ils veulent tout aussi unique que leur enfant. (Minnie Zhou | Unsplash)

Prénoms : pourquoi choisissons-nous tous les mêmes ?

Les prénoms choisis pour nos enfants suivent les tendances, comme toute autre expression culturelle. C’est une question de goût, mais aussi de changements sociaux.
A peacekeeper protects civilians who fled violent clashes between the army and the ex-rebels of the “M23” in eastern DRC in January 2022. Photo by Glody Murhabazi/AFP via GettyImages

What M23’s on-and-off insurgency tells us about DRC’s precarious search for peace

Recent clashes put eastern Congo’s M23 into the headlines again, but many other security problems persist in the area as diplomats struggle to tackle the underlying causes.
If you want to improve your mental health, start by believing you can. VectorMine/ Shutterstock

Mental health: new study finds simply believing you can do something to improve it is linked with higher wellbeing

Our study shows that people who believe they can do things to improve their mental health have higher wellbeing.
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Los trabajadores del sur de Europa pierden más que el empleo cuando son despedidos

Los ingresos de los trabajadores del sur de Europa afectados por despidos colectivos son, 5 años después del despido, un 30% más bajos; en los países del norte la merma no llega al 10%. Las diferencias se deben, en gran parte, a las probabilidades de encontrar un nuevo empleo.
A child plays in a street in the port village of Paquitequete near Pemba, northern Mozambique. The region suffered decades of neglect, and major gas projects have failed to deliver local benefits. Photo by Alfredo Zuniga/AFP via Getty Images

Mozambique’s difficult decade: three lessons to inform next steps

The development strategy based on foreign investment in natural resources projects has not delivered economic growth or security. What’s needed is an inclusive vision based on local realities.
Substantial savings could be made by improving everyone’s mental wellbeing. SewCream/ Shutterstock

Mental wellbeing is not just beneficial for you – it can also lead to lower healthcare costs

Our study shows that higher levels of mental wellbeing is associated with less money being spent on health and social care.
Modern computing allows to spot isolated trees and shrubs in semi-arid areas, facilitating research on the evolution of vegetation cover. Martin Brandt

How we mapped billions of trees in West Africa using satellites, supercomputers and AI

Advanced techniques allowed our research team to build an open database of billions of individual trees and challenge some common perceptions about vegetation in arid and semi-arid zones.
L’informatique moderne permet de traiter les grandes quantités de données des satellites d’imagerie à haute résolution. Repérer les arbres et arbustes isolés dans des zones arides et semi-arides permet mieux évaluer et comprendre l’évolution du couvert végétal. Martin Brandt

Des milliards d’arbres cartographiés dans le désert grâce à des satellites et des supercalculateurs

Des technologies de pointe permettent de construire une base de données ouverte de milliards d’arbres individuels, pour mieux comprendre la végétation en zone aride, loin des idées reçues.
Des militants lors d'une manifestation contre la traite des esclaves et le trafic d'êtres humains. Gulshan Khan/AFP via Getty Images

Pourquoi l’« esclavage par ascendance » subsiste encore au Mali

Malgré l’abolition de l’esclavage en 1905, ce fléau n’a pas totalement disparu au Mali, où les supposés « descendants » des esclaves d’antan continuent d’être catégorisés comme esclaves eux-mêmes.
Activists stand together during a demonstration against the slave trade and human trafficking. Photo credit should read GULSHAN KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

Mali fails to face up to the persistence of slavery

Descent-based slavery – when a slave status is ascribed to a person based on their alleged ancestry – continues to exist in Mali.

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