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The University of Southern Denmark welcomed the first students onto its campus in Odense in September 1966. It now has five faculties with more than 32,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad, and more than 4,000 employees distributed across its main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg. Several international studies document that SDU conducts world-class research and is one of the top 50 young universities in the world.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Natan Obed talk as they overlook Iqaluit, Nunavut in February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Romantic notions about the Arctic must include Indigenous rights

The Arctic plays a big role in Canada's national identity. But as Canada's relationship with the region evolves, the interests of Indigenous peoples must be better-represented.
Inspecting the rubble of a damaged house after a US airstrike in Daraa Al-Balad, Syria, April 7 2017. Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters

Is Trump’s strike in Syria changing international law?

The recent American airstrike in Syria has created a new norm in international law sanctioning the unilateral use of force to punish those who deploy chemical weapons against their own people.
À l'aéroport de Simféropol (Crimée), en février 2014. Elizabeth Arrott/Wikimedia

La Russie, les sanctions et la sécurité européenne

L’Union européenne va renouveler les sanctions visant la Russie dans le dossier ukrainien. Quand la guerre et l’inertie diplomatique sont exclues, il reste cet outil, en forme de riposte graduée.
Bachar al-Assad reçu au Kremlin par Vladimir Poutine le 20 octobre 2015. Alexeï Druzhinin/AFP

L’intervention russe en Syrie : mission accomplie ?

L’annonce du retrait (partiel) des troupes russes de Syrie a pris par surprise les observateurs. L’heure d’une première évaluation d’une action militaire aux objectifs multiples.
Le porte-avions Charles-de-Gaulle quitte la rade de Toulon pour le littoral syrien, le 18 novembre. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Syrie : la coalition et… la partition

Depuis les attentats du 13 novembre, Paris et Moscou se sont rapprochés sur le dossier syrien. Mais ce tournant diplomatique ne sera pas suffisant pour venir à bout de Daech sur le terrain.
A Moscou, devant l'ambassade des Etats-Unis. Andreï Smirnov/AFP

Non, Monsieur Poutine n’est pas un stratège génial

En Ukraine comme en Syrie, le Kremlin obtient des résultats opposés à ce qu’il escomptait. Poutine n’est peut-être pas le génie que décrivent hâtivement ses relais d’influence et des commentateurs.
Problem gamblers engage in “magical thinking” and chase their losses, even though poker machines are set to benefit the house. Flickr/Michael Dorausch

Gambling with time: how making poker machines fair would reduce the harms of gambling

What if the worst thing a problem poker machine gambler could lose was time, instead of their mortgage? Welcome to the concept of actuarially fair gambling.
Future technology won’t just be a gadget we use, it will re-structure our societies. Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock

Tomorrow’s technology will lead to sweeping changes in society – it must, for all our sakes

Throughout history, whenever new technologies have emerged that change our means of production and ability to communicate they have tended to transform society. The rapid technological development of the…
Good old Harriet, gone but not forgotten. Eric K Veland

Why do humans deteriorate with age? It’s a biological puzzle

Some species live for a very long time, others more fleeting. Bristlecone pines have remarkable life spans of around 5,000 years and in the animal kingdom, creatures like elephants, whales and tortoises…

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