Uni of Copenhagen ‘second best in Continental Europe’

The 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), released on Monday, placed the University of Copenhagen as the 30th best university in the world and the second best in Continental Europe.

Uni of Copenhagen ‘second best in Continental Europe’
The University of Copenhagen. Photo: Christoffer Regild
The list, also known as the Shanghai Rankings, was dominated by American universities. Eight of the top ten schools were in the US, led by Harvard, Stanford and California Berkeley in the top three spots. 
The UK’s University of Cambridge and University of Oxford rounded out the top ten, at number four and seven respectively. 
“Harvard University remains the number one in the world for the 14th year. Berkeley raise from the fourth to the third. Oxford soars from the tenth place to the seventh. ETH Zurich (19th) takes first place in Continental Europe, and University of Copenhagen (31st) in Denmark overtakes Pierre & Marie Curie (39th) in France as the second best university in this area,” a Shanghai Ranking press release stated. 
The Danish school’s 30th place ranking was the best ever placing in the ARWU list, which has been released each year since 2003. 
Aarhus University also cracked the top 100 in the list, coming it at number 65. The Technical University of Denmark was put in the 100-150 range, in which schools were not assigned a specific ranking. Aalborg University was in the 201-300 range, while the University of Southern Denmark was in the 301-400 range. 
The full rankings can be seen here

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Copenhagen Uni seeks foreigners for ‘life under lockdown’ study

Copenhagen University is looking for foreigners living in Denmark for 'Where have all the people gone?', a sociological study on life under coronavirus lockdown.

Copenhagen Uni seeks foreigners for 'life under lockdown' study
An empty square in Copenhagen. Photo: Romina Forte Nerán

Séamus Power, Assistant professor of Sociology, generated the diary-like study to examine how people in Denmark are experiencing the life under the strict measures brought in on March 11. 

“These measures suddenly changed the daily lives for millions of Danes and raise an important question: How have the distancing regulations impacted social relationships, family life, well-being, and mental health?,” Power wrote in a page on the study. 

Anyone who wants to participate can apply here