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Global Warming 07/08 2018

Planet at risk of heading towards irreversible “Hothouse Earth” state

Keeping global warming to within 1.5-2°C may be more difficult than previously assessed. An international team of scientists, with the participation of Center from Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen, shows that even if the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement are met, there is a risk of the planet entering what the scientists call “Hothouse Earth” conditions.

archaeology 16/07 2018

Flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years ago found

It is the oldest direct evidence of bread found to date, predating the advent of agriculture by at least 4,000 years. The findings suggest that bread production based on wild cereals may have encouraged hunter-gatherers to cultivate cereals, and thus contributed to the agricultural revolution in the Neolithic period.

New Prorector 22/06 2018

Professor of exercise is the new Prorector

Professor Bente Merete Stallknecht will be the new Prorector of the University of Copenhagen. She will, among other things, help to bring education closer to research. She comes from a position as Head of Department of the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Grant 28/06 2018

Millions for Research in the Health and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens

More Danes must maintain a high quality of life and vitality throughout life. This is the vision and starting point of the cross-disciplinary research conducted by the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen. The centre has just received funding DKK 78 million from Nordea-fonden.

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