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CBS is still calculating the consequences of cutting international study placements

Gregor Halff, the Dean of Education at CBS, is leading a conversation between all affected areas of CBS about how to minimize the damage to the organization in regard to fulfilling the demand of cutting 260 international study placements. “It’s never just 260 study placements,” he says.


From the Pearl of Africa to the Land of ‘Hygge’

A unique collaboration between CBS and Makerere University Business School in Uganda has made it possible for two Ugandan students, Geoffrey Ayebare and Catherine Nabaloga, to visit CBS. Curious to hear about their impressions of Copenhagen and CBS, student writer Daiana Contini set up a meeting with them.


Entrepreneurship event at CBS is bigger than ever – the Swedes are coming too

For the fourth time, CBS Entrepreneurial Day takes over Solbjerg Plads to inspire students to become entrepreneurs – even within fields they know nothing about. This year’s theme is Change the game and the event continues to attract more guests from other universities, technical colleges, high schools and even students from neighboring countries.

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Gallery: Student Society Day at Solbjerg Plads

Hundreds of students strolled through the halls of Solbjerg Plads to explore the various student organizations on Student Society Day. CBS WIRE's student photographer, Lucas Liang, captured the day in photos.


Denmark taught me to smile😊

Smiling was the first thing that I noticed when moving to Denmark from the Kazakh culture. I was shocked that everybody smiles at you and you automatically smile back.


Minister confronts grade-race and perfectionist culture in his vision for universities

Remove the 1.08-grade bonus and change the admission system. These proposals are part of a new initiative that Tommy Ahlers, Denmark’s Minister for Higher Education and Science, presented at CBS on September 17. Overall, the President of CBS Students is positive about the initiative, but the minister cannot change the students’ focus on grades alone, he says.


Digging for ‘black gold’: Lukas’ guide to Copenhagen’s best record shops

In my first guide for CBS WIRE, I would like to share my passion for discovering music on vinyl by inviting you to a virtual tour of my five favorite places in the Danish capital that are devoted to the sale of black gold. I have been collecting records for approximately five years now and the music I’ve bought on vinyl has far outnumbered my digital purchases in the last three years.


When 12 isn’t enough: Meet the new International Business students

It happens every year. International Business at CBS draws headlines with its entry requirements busting the 7-point grading scale. A grade point average of 12,2 was needed to get in, and for the majority of Danish high school students this average is beyond unachievable. But not for the new IB students. You can meet two of them and one of their lecturers in our very first podcast where we try to answer the question: Who are the new IB students? Press play and enjoy.


CBS Careers has sent a dinner invitation that requires you to submit your transcript – is that ok?

CBS Careers has sent a dinner invitation to students on the IBP and IB programs on behalf of McKinsey. To be accepted, students have to apply by submitting their latest transcript. CBS student, Grace Livingstone, points out that invitations like that sent from CBS emphasize the feeling that only grades matter. A staff member argues that the practice is non-inclusive.

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“As long as we trade – we don’t shoot each other”

Brexit and free trade were the hot topics when Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs visited CBS to discuss the EU with students from the BSc in European Business. The students were especially surprised by the minister’s positive attitude about the future of the EU – despite increasing skepticism.


Do you speak tech?

In the near future, CBS is obliged to teach their students digital competencies, so they can get on in the digital world. A way to do that is through tech-enhanced learning, which CBS already has a lot of experience with, points out the Vice Dean at CBS, who is excited about future collaboration with other Danish universities on this.


Companies win by ’understanding’ the future

OPINION: Industry benefits from taking a long-term macroperspective, but research in this field is under-prioritized and often forgotten.


I always get disappointed when I get a bad grade, then I remember something…!

When I got one of my grades back this summer, I was highly disappointed because I thought it was going to be higher. This is mainly because I was certain that the exam was easy.


Paulius thought he was going to work at a bank – instead he wants to change the world

Have customers lost their bargaining power only to lose out on good deals? CBS alum Paulius Vegele thinks so. He has created a virtual marketplace where companies compete to give you the best offer. “Disruption backwards,” he calls it. A CBS professor says that today the bargaining process takes too much time and often involves strong emotions, resulting in customers haggling less.

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Semester start party-gallery: Are you there?

CBS WIRE’s student photographer, Lucas Liang, was at THE place to be when more than 2,000 party-minded students invaded Solberg Plads campus for Café Nexus' annual Semester Start Party.


“I quit my job in Copenhagen and left my boss a letter saying: Goodbye, I’m going to save Italy”

Michele Sodano, a Sicilian CBS alum, had a nice and easy life in Copenhagen – until it started haunting him. He had to do something about Italy. About the corruption, the mafia, Berlusconi’s media. And about the future of young Italians. He would give it a year and return to Denmark if it didn’t work out.


The ultimate guide to make your first year at CBS a successful one

You haven't even studied at CBS for a week, but still the question keeps returning: How do I make my first year at CBS success? Don't worry. Second-year master's student David Fulop has got your back and gives you three pieces of advice for exactly this. One of them is to delete candy crush.

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“It is not a responsibility we can choose to take – it is simply one we have”

2,935 new bachelor students have just had their first day at CBS, and true to tradition it started with Responsibility Day. HRH Crown Princess Mary and European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager were among the speakers, and they both highlighted that the new students can and must be responsible in many ways.


Minister wants to strengthen students’ digital competencies

“Digital technologies will change the way we work,” says Tommy Ahlers, Denmark’s Minister for Higher Education and Science. Therefore, he has called on all universities to exchange best practice on using digital technologies in teaching and how they pass on digital competencies to students.

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Live action role play is big business. Are you in? CBS is

“I will never hire someone from CBS,” said Claus Raasted, CEO at the live action role play and experience design company, Dziobak. Troels Jørgensen, special consultant at CBS Business, proved him wrong. Now, the two have entered into a collaboration which is quite an adventure for them and the students.