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Last minute cheap Christmas gift ideas

Christmas is soon upon us and finding the right gifts in this short amount of time can just push anyone over the edge. Whether it’s for secret Santa, a gift for a julefrokost gettogether, or Christmas Eve, Sara Gholami has got you covered. Here are some gift ideas for those who need to buy something in a flash and are strapped for cash.


Should we stay or should we go?

Anna Krasztev-Kovacs, Tanmay Singh Madan, and Linda Weiss want to stay in Denmark but so far have faced an uphill struggle. As it is now, 56% of international students from CBS leave Denmark after they graduate


New national funding system for education is “opaque” and “complex”

CBS got off cheap after a new national funding system affecting all higher education institutions has been announced. The new system will not cause a deficit in CBS’ budget, but it will not solve some of the financial challenges that CBS is facing. The University Director and the President of CBS Students describe the new system as “opaque” and “complex”.


Brain drain: 56 % of the international students leave DK after graduating from CBS

It’s a bad sign that international graduates tend to leave Denmark, and Wilbert van der Meer, the Director of Dean’s Office, describes the tendency as ”unfortunate” and ”worrying”. Because of this, CBS is about to launch different initiatives which include a Job Search Academy and a review of all the programs to ensure that the chances of getting a job and retaining the students becomes higher.

News / Film

They won the election at CBS – Here’s what they have on their minds?

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Get a tour of CBS’ new, cool dorm; Nimbuskollegiet

Nimbuskollegiet opens its doors for 145 new students in the beginning of January. Niels Laursen, the inspector from CBS Academic Housing, gives us a tour and shows us the new facilities.

Theme: Sustainability

When what is left undone sends the strongest message

Lectures in sustainability and CSR are not worth much if CBS itself does not set a good example, argues Maribel Blasco, Associate Professor at CBS. According to her, students will only take responsibility and sustainability seriously if CBS shows that it does so itself as well. “Students spot hypocrisy right away,” she says.


IT Support’s Christmas Wishes: No paper jams and a telephone-robot

If you had unlimited resources and access to technology that has not even been invented yet, what would you then want for Christmas? Maybe a flying car or a machine to record your dreams and play it as a movie. At IT Support, they want something as simple as a printer that is paper jam proof and a telephone-robot that could redirect the users who are in need of help.


CBS has got all gender toilets signs – what do you think about them?

CBS has decided to change the signs by the toilets at the Solbjerg Plads campus so as to include people of all genders. The newest addition is a person split in two; one half being female and the other male. But for a little while longer a sign with a mother who is changing her baby’s diapers can still be found at CBS. And that is sending mixed messages, explains a gender researcher at CBS.


Around the world in three semesters

Anne Katrine Kiær Troelsen, Philip Piasecki, and Winnie Cheung are spending the next three semesters studying in Denmark, Hong Kong, and the USA as a part of the program called GLOBE. They are taking their place among 54 hand-picked undergraduates who get the chance to travel and Study at the three corners of Earth.


CBS gets its hands on a gold mine of data

CBS has become in charge of coordinating the new data platform Danish Research Data for the Social Sciences (DRDS). It gives easier access to humongous amounts of data, which Denmark is world renowned for collecting and preserving. “The only limit is your imagination,” says the Dean of Research at CBS about the endless possibilities of the new data platform.


Can Søren Kirkegaard help us to become more flexible in an ever-changing society?

Students need to be better prepared for changes in order to cope with the fast development of society. For this to be so, Søren Pind, the Minister of Higher Education and Science, during his visit to CBS on the 30th of November, argued that students should take a course that embraces subjects such as philosophy, ethics, tech, and culture. Students are hesitant about the idea.


They are their own interns

Running a start-up while studying and working on the side can be a tough game to play. There is no way to make the day longer, but there is a way to get more time to work on your start-up. Marc Pascal Landgreen and Marie-Louise Reade Lomholt, both CBS students, are currently doing an internship in their own business. And apart from moving their business forward, they also get 15 ECTS for doing the internship.


A break from the super-humans

Did you know that Sct. Thomas Church at Frederiksberg is a church for students? Maybe you are thinking, what do I need a church for? According to Søren Kjær Bruun, one of the two university pastors at CBS, the church can suffice as a place where students no matter their religion can “get a break” and “where no one expects anything of you."

Theme: Sustainability

Three students have got a great green idea for CBS – now they are going to New York

Imagine a point system in which you could earn points each time you did a sustainable deed; such as, biking to CBS. This sums up an idea conceived three students from CBS and the University of Copenhagen at last weekend’s Sustainable Campus Hackathon. The idea was brilliant enough to earn the group a trip to PRME’s office in New York in order to present it next year. Furthermore, a task force is working on getting the idea implemented at CBS.


Professor: ”It is incredibly anxiety-provoking”

Mitchell Dean, Professor at CBS, has served as an external examiner and has held a Ph.D. course outside of CBS. This has resulted in a delay of his work permit and his partner’s work permit application was put on hold, as sideline activities are a violation of Danish rules. Now he’s waiting for a final answer as to whether he will be fined. CBS WIRE has talked to The Minister of Higher Education and Science, who says that the problems the rules have caused is “a stupid case.”

Go get a nice brunch sunday morning. (Photo: Caroline Sølver)

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The top five things to do on cold Sundays in Copenhagen

Winter is near, and while many people dread the cold season, I am also quite sure that winter contributes to the illustrious Danish “hygge" culture”. Here is CBS student Caroline Sølvers’ list of the top five things to do on a winter’s Sunday in Copenhagen.

Artist Mette Clausen has hidden "anxious" in her tapestry. (Photo: Mette Koors)

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The word anxious is woven into the tapestry at Solbjerg Plads – but why?

A three by seven meters long piece of tapestry hangs in the cantina at CBS and it questions capitalism and the way it works. Because it is, in fact, capitalism that creates anxiety and stress in a world which just screams for more and more?


Get spanked in the butt or muck out the hen house

Spanking and naked sauna sessions with the boss have been part of the management style at the Danish film company, Zentropa, for years. Many dissociate themselves from such absurd behavior, but this informal way of practicing leadership is not an isolated case. Along with two CBS professors, CBS WIRE will look into this phenomenon, which also reflects a general tendency within management today.


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