News – University of Copenhagen

CHANGE OF GUARD 16/03 2017

New chairman at the University of Copenhagen

Executive Vice President of Novo Nordisk, Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, will be the new chairman of the Board at the University of Copenhagen. He replaces Nils Strandberg Pedersen. After eight years as chairman of the Board, Nils Strandberg Pedersen has decided to resign as chairman. This takes effect on 1 April this year due to personal reasons and happens after the Board has completed the process of hiring a new rector – Henrik C. Wegener.

Biotechnology 15/03 2017

New robust oilseed crop can resist global warming

University of Copenhagen and the global player Bayer CropScience have successfully developed a new oilseed crop that is much more resistant to heat, drought and diseases than oilseed rape. The breakthrough is so big that it will feature as cover story of the April issue of Nature Biotechnology, the most prestigious journal for biotechnology research.

Food Quality 14/03 2017

Surprise: Transport proteins evolved long before their compounds emerged

Danish scientists from the DynaMo Center, University of Copenhagen, bridge an important gap that changes our understanding of the evolution of plant transport proteins.

Honour 14/03 2017

'World's best CEO’ named distinguished alumnus at the University of Copenhagen

Lars Rebien Sørensen, one of Denmark's most successful business leaders, is now a distinguished alumnus at the University of Copenhagen. He joins several other prominent alumni such as Søren Ulrik Thomsen, Bodil Nyboe Andersen and Stine Bosse.

New rector 01/03 2017

VIDEO: Meet UCPH's new rector

On 1 March 2017, Henrik Caspar Wegener becomes Rector of the University of Copenhagen. Wegener comes from a position as prorector at the Technical University of Denmark and he succeeds Ralf Hemmingsen, who has been Rector of UCPH for the past 12 years. The new Rector knows about bacteria, infectious diseases - and how to run a university. See the interview with the new Rector. Hear his views on the societal role of universities. Find out why he applied for the job, and what he thinks about the many tasks lying ahead.

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