2018 was particularly known for cases of offensive behaviour in the Danish universities.
Now initiates, University of Copenhagen, 2019, with another one in the series. This time however, it is neither about mexican sombreros, a young, blond girl, or racist language.
This time it is all about statistical dissemination. A teacher at the Department of Biology is ended up in trouble even, because in his teaching used examples only with men and women. On the way to exclude one student, who does not identify as either a man or a woman, sounds the criticism.
It writes Jyllands-Posten.
There is talk about the 56-year-old professor Dean Jacobsen, as soon as taught in biology over 30 years at the University of Copenhagen, denmark.
During a fokusgruppemøde with a number of fagansvarlige teachers and five representatives of the students the 4. december last year started the 'absurd case', as he calls it.
Here told a female representative, according to Dean Jacobsen, that some students found his statistical examples of inappropriate.
I thought to myself that it was bizarre. I could have the answer to many things, but so I could quickly have messed me out in a discussion, says Dean Jacobsen initially to Jyllands-Posten.
Though he did not agree with the criticism, he will now in the future think about how he adresses topics in his teaching.
- I have no interest in violating any. Of course, I have not it. I am going to think more about the way I teach, but I also think it is absurd, says the professor.
But at the same time, stresses Dean Jacobsen, he of the instruction is not asking students to identify themselves as either male or female.
They read the biology, and in biologiens the world-you are physically born as either a male or female, he says, and continues:
- May I also in future not mention people with 'he' and 'she'? So must the language the fundamentally changed. I would also not feel violated by, for example, reports on asians and africans in a study, simply because europeans are not included.
Ekstra Bladet has tried in vain to get a comment from both Dean Jacobsen and Niels Inns, who is head of department at the University of Copenhagen, denmark.