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A priceless guide to prices

It often dictates what we’ll have for dinner, where we’ll go on our next vacation, and what Christmas presents we’ll buy for our loved ones. Yes, you guessed it – prices. Those small digits that determine the value of our needs and desires. PHD fellow Stefan Sløk-Madsen gave us a better understanding of the concept of price when we asked him: Why is the price of diamonds higher than that of fresh water, when one is necessary to our survival and the other is nothing more than a solid piece of carbon?


Unique field-based program in Uganda is a playground for students

Only one program at CBS allows students to take hands-on classes in the field, spend up to three weeks in a developing country, and work with a local partner university. Over the last eight years, Associate Professor Thilde Langevang – together with her colleague Søren Jeppesen – has organized this unique study program, and she wants experiential learning to play a greater role in CBS’ future plans.


Here they are! CBS’ three new research platforms

Transformations, diversity and difference, and inequality are the themes that will bring researchers together from across CBS and all over the world in three new business in society-platforms. Their aim is to carry out research that will be useful for everyone.


Campus is friggin’ H U G E and there is food everywhere!

The first few days at a new school are always the most nerve-racking. What's going to be completely new? What's going to be similar? What will feel as though it’s from a whole different planet? Mihika Deb, CBS Student, tells about 'Siberian winters' in Malaysia, classes at night, and about a friggin' HUGE Campus in Kuala Lumpur.


Japanese student café offers a free drink every 90 minutes😄

Madina Balgabeks loves the perks of student life at Waseda University. Cafés that offer students a free drink every 90 minutes, free Wi-Fi, water and seating for as many hours as you want. And stimulating experiences in class, for example, where one of her professors brought tennis rackets to class, resulting in tennis balls flying around the room!


University paper at CBS: 40 years of writing

A university paper has been sharing CBS’ stories for 40 years. Stories that have brought students and staff closer together, overthrown a president, and just made people smile. One of the founders, two former journalists, and the President of CBS Students tell the story about the university paper.


Work-life-study balance? Interning in NYC has me figuring out who I am

Caroline Sølver, CBS student, is doing her internship at a Danish company that recently launched in NYC. It’s a valuable experience that is teaching her things she hadn’t expected and pushing her towards figuring out what she wants for her future and in which direction she wants to go.


CBS gets new guidelines for good research communication in the wake of professor’s defense of Danske Bank

CBS professor Steen Thomsen publicly defended Danske Bank without making it clear that the very same bank funded his own research center. This has resulted in consequential action taken by CBS. The guidelines on good research communication will be renewed to ensure improved transparency on research funding, and the coming Vice Dean of Research Communication will be given an extended mandate.


Ain’t no Sunshine when he’s gone

After ten years of service at CBS, Somchai Bronlow will no longer be juggling coffee mugs, warm croissants, white tablecloths and thousands of plates for meetings and events. Instead, a sustainable fish farm in Thailand awaits.


Rikke thinks traditional case competitions are outdated, so she and her team made their own

Students are given limited preparation time in CBS’ new business competition, Business Battlefield, as the aim is to test their ability to think on their feet. CBS student and co-founder, Rikke Knudsen, explains why the old case competition format is outdated.


How Twitter made Simon’s BA project the talk of the town

“It was like getting a virtual high five,” says Simon Carøe Aarestrup about Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler tweeting about the bachelor project that he and his fellow classmate, Frederik had worked on. But how does research communication work on social media in general? CBS WIRE talked to two professors about how they use social media.


Professor’s defense of Danske Bank is to be discussed by Academic Council

The current policy on good research communication practice needs to be revised, argues Søren Hvidkjær, the Dean of Research. He has asked the Academic Council to discuss the matter in the wake of criticism raised by other researchers in the media, in light of CBS Professor Steen Thomsen’s defense of Danske Bank in the newspaper Børsen. Furthermore, he wants the council to give their input on the appointment of a new Vice Dean of Research Communication.


Excited, gentle, hoarse, sarcastic: This is the sound of power

Researchers Anton Grau Larsen, Christoph Ellersgaard and Morten Fischer Sivertsen from CBS have investigated Denmark’s power elite for years. In a new podcast series on Radio24Syv, they explain their research and give listeners the unique opportunity to hear the voices of the most powerful people in Denmark.


Eager to go back to summer? Here is Lukas’ guide to a magically laid-back and relaxed island

I can imagine that I am not the only person that might have similar thoughts when the semester had kicked off and the weather in the Danish capital had changed back to being rough and uninviting: A vacation right now, in a warm and sunny place would be ideal before returning back to 'reality'. CBS WIRE's blogger, Lukas Kohl brings summer back with his city guide to Catania and eastern Sicily. Enjoy!


Living in Tokyo: A real hassle just to find a tiny room

Finding accommodation in Tokyo might be tricky, considering the size of the population and the number of international students who come and go or come and stay. So Madina Balgabek started looking for a place as soon as she applied for the exchange program, but she quickly found out that it wasn't easy at all.


Living in NYC: With a ‘pinch-me-is-this-real-life’ view!

Caroline Sølver has to pinch herself every morning when she wakes up and sees the Manhattan skyline right in front of her. She lives in Brooklyn, which like the rest of NYC is notorious for sky-high rent. How in the world did she get so lucky?


Living in Kuala Lumpur: Nice flat, great pool and five minutes from uni

For Mihika Deb, the exchange started off as a rollercoaster ride with a lot of frustration and time spent trying to get her passport stamped properly. But on the other hand, she didn’t have any problems finding a great flat. Lean back and enjoy Mihika’s video as she takes you on a tour of her university and her home.


Don’t laugh yourself to sleep!

It’s not every day that a Master thesis from CBS gets to do the media rounds. Nonetheless it can happen, as three students from Political Communication and Management found out, if you criticize some of the most watched, heard and read political news satire formats in the whole of Denmark. Stine Bagger Vium, Vibeke Finnemann Scheel and Caroline Boas have taken political news satire under the microscope – not only to analyze the enormous potential this genre holds, but to make us mindful of the potential pitfalls we can end up in when we press play and have a laugh at our favorite satire output. Press play and enjoy!


Money, money, money: How the annual 2% reduction affects CBS, and why a DKK 123 million windfall isn’t all good news

On one hand, CBS must cut two percent of its grant for education annually, an unpopular intervention, which the government has decided to continue. On the other hand, CBS may receive DKK 123 million for research and education over three years. But CBS may also risk losing approximately DKK 50 to 60 million per year. So, what’s going on with CBS’ finances?


When Men in Black make errors

Have you ever wondered about the limitations of human consciousness? I want to talk about depersonalization disorder. Depersonalization is a peculiar feeling of observing your own consciousness outside your body – at least that would be my way of defining it. It sounds pretty scary, doesn’t it?