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 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,, which has a print edition.

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

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