Gert Hjort enrolls in the new super university of Copenhagen, a fusion of all faculties that is supposed to enlighten the students at the highest level.
Gert is fighting his way between disillusioned professors and self-evaluating teachers while he is sinking deeper and deeper into an absurd morass of technocracy, management platitudes, and blind profit hunting. Will Gert be able to ditch his constant quest for knowledge without losing his mind?
“We can’t compete on the price; we can’t compete on quantitative production and raw muscle power. But we have the best brains. We can develop the knowledge that the world needs to move on. We should be the ones who push the world forward. If that is what we want, then we must acknowledge that all knowledge that doesn’t lead to economic growth is dead knowledge.”
Mads Mazanti is perhaps the funniest comedy writer of Denmark and with this piece he exposes the platitudes about growth and globalization that politicians tend to lavish.