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Democracy 06/02 2019

No strategy behind Denmark’s military engagement – we follow the United States

It is very much government officials, ministers and the Danish Defence that stage the political decisions to go to war. Denmark's military engagement is only to a lesser extent based on strategic choices and long-term analyses – rather, it is a desire to follow the United States' priorities that sets the agenda.

CHANGE OF GUARD 05/02 2019

New dean is to strengthen research and education at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen will be the new dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. He comes from a position as Head of Department of Political Science.

Immune system 15/01 2019

Chaos in the body tunes up your immune system

Chaos in bodily regulation can optimize our immune system according to a recent discovery made by researchers at the University of Copenhagen. The discovery may prove to be of great significance for avoiding serious diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

archaeology 24/01 2019

11,500-year-old animal bones in Jordan suggest early dogs helped humans hunt

11,500 years ago in what is now northeast Jordan, people began to live alongside dogs and may also have used them for hunting, a new study from the University of Copenhagen shows.

Malaria 10/01 2019

Danish malaria vaccine passes test in humans

A vaccine against fatal pregnancy malaria shows promising results in the first tests in humans. The new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen has untraditionally taken a vaccine all the way from discovery of a mechanism through development and production to clinical trials in humans.

DATA SCIENCE 08/01 2019

Artificial Intelligence helps dyslexics read

Free software from the University of Copenhagen simplifies difficult texts for people with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. The system is the first of its kind worldwide and has the potential to help roughly 400,000 Danes with dyslexia and other reading difficulties.

VIRTUAL REALITY 08/01 2019

The teacher is just as important in virtual learning

The teacher is just as important in a virtual learning environment as in a normal classroom, but a new study shows that boys learn best when their virtual teacher comes in the form of a drone, while girls get more knowledge from VR-teaching when they are taught by a young, female researcher-type named Marie.

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