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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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Southern European workers lose more than their jobs when they are laid off

Earnings of laid-off workers in southern Europe are 30% lower five years later, while in northern countries the decline is less than 10%. The differences are largely due to the likelihood of finding a new job.
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.
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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.

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