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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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