University of Copenhagen’s English-language news service to close

University Post a victim of governmental cuts despite having more readers than its Danish equivalent

The website will close this summer (photo: universitypost.dk) The website will close this summer (photo: universitypost.dk)
June 9th, 2016 8:39 pm| by Ben Hamilton
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The University Post, the English-language online news service aimed at the thousands of international students who attend the University of Copenhagen, will close this summer, a source close to the proceedings confirmed to the Copenhagen Post today.

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The same government cuts responsible for the omission of language courses such as ancient Greek and Sanskrit, which are a requisite of bringing the university into line with other publicly-funded institutions making savings, are to blame.


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A tight ship but still sunk
The online English-language University Post has a far wider readership and minimal costs compared to the Danish-language equivalent, Uniavisen.dk, which has a print edition.

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In fact, UniversityPost.dk only had one member of staff on a full-time salary: the editor, Mike Young.

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