News – University of Copenhagen

Excellence 25/04 2017

UCPH tops the Nordic bill in Nature and Science

The University of Copenhagen is the Nordic research institution which by far publishes the most in the world's most prestigious and leading scientific journals. In the years 2013 to 2016, scientists from the university were either authors or co-authors of 511 scientific articles in Nature and Science.

BASIC RESEARCH 19/04 2017

Spotlight on the history of privacy

The Danish National Research Foundation is ready to grant up to DKK 235 million to four new centres of excellence for basic research at the University of Copenhagen. One of the centres that has been invited for contract negotiations with the Foundation is the Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY), which will be established at the Faculty of Theology. The new centre is to shed light on the historical development of the paradoxical concept of privacy, which is more topical than ever in times of surveillance, Big Data and focus on work-life balance.

Astronomy 19/04 2017

New astronomy center will reveal the cosmic dawn

When did the first stars, galaxies and black holes form? Right now, we don’t know. Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) is a new Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation whose main purpose is to uncover how and when the first galaxies formed.

Underactive thyroid gland 04/04 2017

Senior citizens do not benefit from popular drug

There is a need for new guidelines regarding the treatment of mildly underactive thyroid gland among senior citizens says professor at the University of Copenhagen, after a new study has shown that the most popular treatment of the condition has no effect. In fact, senior citizens would benefit more from accepting the condition or waiting for it to pass.

Dementia 29/03 2017

Stem cell models offer new avenues for dementia treatment

Researchers from UCPH have developed stem cell models that can reveal the mechanisms behind the development of dementia – a common disease for which no treatment is currently available.

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