News – University of Copenhagen

SCHOLARSHIP 18/05 2018

Royal recognition to Australian exchange students

On 17 May, HRH Crown Princess Mary awarded the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship to Australian exchange students Tennille Louise Vitagliano and Max Kausman. The two students come from the University of Copenhagen’s Australian partner universities in Sydney and Melbourne

Leakage 24/05 2018

Personal data have been stored incorrectly

A review of internal drives at the University of Copenhagen has revealed that thousands of students’ and employees’ data has been available to employees who had no business with it. New procedures and a secure drive will ensure that it does not happen again.

Obesity 04/05 2018

Researchers Defy Biology: Mice Remain Slim on Burger Diet

Our bodies are extremely efficient at storing fat from food into our fat tissue. In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have managed to completely block the development of obesity. The researchers are hoping the findings will open new avenues for better treatment of obesity.

Change 24/04 2018

Lykke Friis to step down as prorector

Prorector of Education Lykke Friis steps down after nine years at the University of Copenhagen. Lykke Friis has chosen not to seek an extension of her current contract, which will expire in August.

Cholesterol 26/04 2018

Sugar Control Cell Absorption of Bad Cholesterol

Sugar or carbohydrates affect cells’ ability to absorb and remove bad cholesterol. This new knowledge is the result of research conducted at the University of Copenhagen, which for the first time at cell level has established that carbohydrates on proteins increase cells’ ablity to absorb cholesterol by up to five times.

Honour 17/04 2018

Margrethe Vestager new distinguished alumnus at the University of Copenhagen

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is the new distinguished alumnus at the University of Copenhagen. The University of Copenhagen is adding her to the list of other prominent alumni such as Lars Rebien Sørensen, Søren Ulrik Thomsen and Bodil Nyboe Andersen.

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    WEIGHT LOSS 19/12 2017

    Structured daily habits may be the key to lasting weight loss

    The majority of people who lose weight end up regaining or exceeding their original weights. New research suggests that people who structure their own systematic rules for eating - and adhere to them regardless of feelings of hunger and satiety - are markedly better at keeping weight off compared to those who follow special diets or eat for pleasure and satiety.

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