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Danish government urged to revert social science cuts

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Academics plead to spare soft sciences from proposed reductions in per-student support

Danish industry and academic leaders have asked the Danish government to reverse a decision that would abolish extra funding for the humanities and social sciences.

Four organisations, including university union Danske Universiteter and academics representative body Akademikerne, warned that the abolition of the taximeter system for social sciences and humanities departments would have serious consequences for students and Danish society. The taximeter system pays extra money per student to departments with smaller, less popular degree programmes.

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