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Researchers analyse growth potential in African bank loans
02 December 2013
In Africa, small women-owned business owners find it easier to obtain loans than their male counterparts.
This is also a toilet but it should not be
19 November 2013
As more and more people move into the cities, sanitation is becoming a great challenge in many developing countries. But simply increasing the number of latrines is only part of the solution.
Work seems life threatening to people suffering from stress
04 October 2013
Today stress causes more cases of prolonged absence from work due to sickness. Work and identity are more closely knit together than ever before.
Young people choose education based on parents' background
13 September 2013
Even though Danish students have equal access to education, their choice of studies is still influenced by social class. This is what researchers from the University of Copenhagen conclude in a new study.
Volunteer work prepares young Egyptians for revolution
14 August 2013
A new movement of young Egyptian Muslim committed to voluntary social work has given many young people a stronger social and political consciousness, and the courage to change the country. This is the conclusion of anthropologist Sara Lei Sparre from the University of Copenhagen in her newly submitted PhD thesis.
Stalin and politics of the past paralyse the Georgians
28 June 2013
The people of Stalin’s native country have very conflicting feelings about him. On the one hand, he is respected for his ability to lead, on the other hand he is hated for the milions of lives on his conscience, concludes new PhD thesis.
Eastern European workforce is here to stay
25 June 2013
A newly published book from the Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS) at University of Copenhagen argues that the Eastern European workforce in Denmark is here to stay.
Homeowners do not increase consumption despite their property rising in value
15 May 2013
Economists conclude that although the value of our property might rise, we do not on that account increase our consumption.
Riots create irrational behaviour
30 April 2013
A new doctoral thesis encourages police to take the destructive behaviour of some participants into account when dealing with groups of rioters.
New research centre focuses on the interaction between China and Europe
04 April 2013
Researchers from University of Copenhagen and Fudan University in China are to collaborate in a new centre that opens 16 April 2013 at the University of Copenhagen. The centre will be the first of its kind in Europe with focus on research in the interaction between China and Europe.
The Centre for Military Studies assists NATO in Long-Term Defence Planning
19 February 2013
NATO’s Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia this week organizes a futures study workshop in Copenhagen.
Danish research to strengthen conflict resolution in global hotspots
01 February 2013
New research on conflict theory can make Denmark better at preventing the escalation of conflicts throughout unstable regions of the world.
Four more years for NIAS
31 January 2013
The Faculty enters into contract with the Nordic Council of Ministers on funding of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) for the next four years.
Research Prizes from the Carlsberg Foundation to prominent UCPH researchers
19 September 2012
The Carlsberg Foundations Research Prizes 2012 go to Professor in molecular biology Kristian Helin, BRIC and Professor in international politics Ole Wæver, Department of Political Sciences. Each researcher receives DKK 1 million where ¾ should be spent on further research.
Anxiety disorders in children are not detected in due time
01 June 2012
According to new research, the number of children who suffer from treatable anxiety disorders and are actually diagnosed in the psychiatric system in Denmark is surprisingly low.
Danish Economics students best at estimating birth weight
30 April 2012
Economics students at the University of Copenhagen takes gold in the ’Econometric Game 2012’ in which international universities this year competes to estimate the effect that smoking has on infants' birth weight.
New center on innovative economic thinking
20 April 2012
On Monday 16 april, the INET Copenhagen Centre, which will engage in research that will help understand the processes that generate financial instability, was inaugurated.
Nordic honorary award to Kirsten Hastrup
21 March 2012
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards Kirsten Hastrup, Professor of Anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, its most distinguished award, the ’Gad Rausing’ award, on 20 march
DKK 33m to new heads of research
25 August 2011
The Danish Council for Independent research awards more than DKK 33m to four elite researchers within the fields of Social Sciences, who may now head their own research groups
Number 1 in Scandinavia
01 April 2011
The Department of Economics is ranked as number 1 in Scandinavia
New Head of Department at the Department of Political Science
14 January 2011
Lars Bo Kaspersen has been appointed new Head of the Department of Political Science from 1 May 2011.
Danes have become more tolerant towards immigrants
07 January 2011
Contrary to the increasing stringencies on immigration, a new study shows that Danes are in fact growing more tolerant towards immigrants.