The Unbearable Lightness of Spacetime

The third prize in the DDRN Essay Competition for University Students 2019 was awarded to Andrea Palessandro, Physics, University of Southern Denmark. The Assessment Committee wrote: "Very well written, and structured to make an exciting essay, which potentially will address a wide audience…The topic is not for everyday consumption, rather it calls for extended contemplation during a Sunday afternoon.”
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Does climate change put our morning cup of coffee at risk?

The second prize in the DDRN Essay Competition for University Students 2019 was awarded to Athina Koutouleas, Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen. The Assessment Committee wrote: "A very well written essay focusing on the reader throughout the story…Relating to an everyday situation really works well…The relevance of the research project is presented without drowning the reader in facts and figures…The final sentence effectively encourages the reader to…
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Climate crisis: Time to rethink journalistic ideals?

The first prize in the DDRN Essay Competition for University Students 2019. was awarded to Siri Franceschi, Journalism and International Studies, Roskilde University. The Assessment Committee wrote: "A key issue well presented…a candid discussion about how journalists relate to climate change…The essay draws on own research…It will surely cause a debate."
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“People expected political transformations and democratisation in a second”

In September 2018, Mostafa Shehata defended his PhD Dissertation: "Newspaper and Social Network Sites in Egypt After the 2011 Revolution: Connective Action, Communication Power and Mediatization of Politics", at Roskilde University (RUC) in Denmark. He concluded that “media can provide a good space for mobilisation for a specific amount of time. But in the long run, you will need strong presence ‘on the ground’, and organisations to support your mobility and your movement”.
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How much damage did your trip to Roskilde Festival do to the environment, this year?

Most young people are becoming increasingly aware of their environmental impact, making sensible decisions on a daily basis, to reduce their carbon footprint, and to improve upon their self-sustainability. This involves continuously implementing sacrifices into daily life, for the benefit of the planet. Unfortunately, choosing to spend part of your summer at a festival can be a huge strain on your overall footprint.
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Crisis of Ethnicity: Understanding Uganda through a Tribe Lens

Many Ugandans are quick to identify themselves by tribe - 56 tribes there are in total. They like to describe themselves, and are also often described by others, as humble, welcoming and peaceful but Uganda’s political history hardly reflects the peaceful part. When I visit Associate Professor Charles Amone on a July afternoon, Kyambogo University is in recess so it is generally quiet. His reflections paint a picture of a country less united than the world may be led to think – a crisis that…
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