Tag: University of Copenhagen

Broccoli reportedly tastes differently, all depending on whether you are Chinese or Danish

New studies from the University of Copenhagen (KU) suggests that Chinese people experience the bitter flavor more strongly than Danish people and bitter flavors such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and dark chocolate do not taste the same way to the two nations. Wender Bredie, Professor at the Department of Food Science at the University of…

Danish chemist invents new and cheaper way to turn seawater into drinking water

More than 800 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water, according to the @United Nations Now a Danish chemist Jiwoong Lee, of the Københavns Universitet – University of Copenhagen’s Department of Chemistry, has invented a new and climate friendly way of turning seawater into drinking water Read the story here

Danish Embassy and the Vietnamese MARD co hosted policy development workshop

Last week, the Royal Danish Embassy and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) jointly hosted a workshop to discuss barriers and opportunities for improving conduction of research-based policy development. The workshop took place both offline in Hanoi with participation of alumni, who studied in Denmark and online with participation of Danish researchers…

Danish researcher wins award for forest-saving app

Danish researcher Ida Theilade has been granted the University of Copenhagen’s Innovation Award 2018 for a Smartphone app that helps preventing illegal logging in the Prey Lang Forest in Cambodia. Senior Researcher at the Section for Global Development at the University of Copenhagen, Ida Theilade, is granted the award for the project ‘It’s Our Forest…

Smartphones help to save forest in Cambodia

University of Copenhagen, Danmission, the IT company Web Essentials and local peacebuilding organizations in Cambodia have developed an app for smartphones that helps protecting the forest. The app “Prey Lang App” makes it easy for local forest patrols in Cambodia to geo-reference, document, and upload data about forest resources and illegal logging. The app is…

Cambodians fight to save their forest against illegal logging with Danish help

Motorcycles are roaring, leaves rattle and every now and then a twig snaps under a shoe as a group of people, trying to protect the place they call home, gather deep inside of Cambodia’s biggest forest, Prey Lang. As one of Southeast Asia’s last remaining lowland evergreen woodlands, Prey Lang, which translates to ‘our forest’…