News – University of Copenhagen

DIGITISATION

Transferring two million butterflies from pin tips to fingertips

With the help of volunteers, the Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen is digitising the images and data of two million butterflies in an initiative to shed light on how nature has changed over time and how climate change might effect future transformations. The butterfly digitization project is the first step of a complete digitisation of the Natural History Museum of Denmark’s collections.

D-FACTOR

Psychologists define 'the dark core of personality'

Egoism, Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, spitefulness, and others are among the traits that stand for the malevolent dark sides of human personality. As results from a recently published German-Danish research project show, these traits share a common ‘dark core’. So, if you have one of these tendencies, you are also likely to have one or more of the others.

BACTERIA

Infectious bacteria hibernate to evade antibiotics

Researchers have discovered a surprising tactic of pathogenic bacteria when being attacked by antibiotics: hibernation. Researchers found examples of a small portion of pathogenic bacteria hiding out in a dormant, hibernation-like state, until the danger posed to them by antibiotics passes. When safe, they awaken and resume their regular functions.

mobility 13/09 2018

Academics advocating student mobility

To provide students with global mindsets and prepare them for their future careers, most universities aim to increase international student mobility. In our effort to raise outbound mobility numbers, we asked select faculty to share their personal study abroad stories in six short films.

Funding 29/08 2018

New strategic funding to metabolic research at the University of Copenhagen

The Novo Nordisk Foundation awards DKK 700 million to enable the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research at the University of Copenhagen to excel its research, educational and communication activities and to create new knowledge about prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders for the benefit of people all over the world.

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