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New tax rules have “unfortunate” consequences for researchers

The Danish Government has agreed on a new set of tax rules, which imply that researchers will have had to stay within the EU for seven out of the past eight years if they want to receive unemployment allowances by 2021, when the rules will be fully implemented. The Dean of Research at CBS, Søren Hvidkjær, calls the new rules “unfortunate”, and fears that it will lower international mobility. He will bring up the matter with Universities Denmark.

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NO WOMEN NO TECH…

The founders of Women Techmakers, a Google-funded initiative and student society at CBS, believe that companies in the technology sector have a lot to gain by employing women. The organization encourages women from CBS to get their hands dirty and get in touch with tech trends because they want them to remain competitive in the struggle to find a job.

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CBS launches a campaign against sexual harassment for students

Danish universities have recently been incisively criticized by students for not taking inquiries about sexual harassment seriously. The latest incident was an open letter written by 48 students, some of whom are from CBS. The President of CBS Students is certain that the issue is much bigger than first estimated. CBS has appointed three employees to help students who experience harassment and made it clear that CBS has zero tolerance towards the issue.

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Stress has taken over my life!

Monday morning, I log into mycbs.dk and check my CBS emails per usual. I see 40 unread messages, 7 assignment deadlines and over 200 book pages to read. I immediately start shaking and sweating. I now realise that I am stressing. Stress has taken over my life! I feel helpless and do not know where to begin with all these deadlines. How am I going to survive this?

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Professor: We need to teach kindergarteners about sustainability

If we want to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society, we need to start with the kindergarteners. Education and teaching in sustainability is the prerequisite to finding the solutions to the problems our planet is facing, argues Professor Donald Huisingh from the University of Tennessee. The solutions could include better design of the systems and machines that surround us.

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Crypto fever

Investors speculate about when to sell their crypto currencies, banks are being skeptical, yet others hope for a reformation of the monetary system and the downfall of banks. Crypto currencies, like Bitcoin, – whether we like them or not – are here to stay. But how will they change our society? We asked a philosopher, an investor, and the founders of the organization, CryptoWomen.

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Life on demand: Are smartphones really making life smarter?

We spend more and more time on our individual tablets and mobile phones where we shift between various apps and programs. With its endless choices, the modern streaming life seems like a liberal utopia. But are these new habits creating a more lonely and isolated life?

Guide

Five reasons you should attend Summer University at CBS

Is summer time all about hanging out with friends, sipping rosé, and jumping in the ocean? Or is it about burying yourself in books in order to obtain yet another 7,5 ETCS points? Well, at CBS, one version of summertime doesn’t have to exclude the other.

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Carl Kronika found his fourth employee in a VW UP

A GoMore trip turned out to be more valuable than just a car ride. Carl Kronika, CEO of the CSE-based start-up Copus, was looking for a new employee for his company. That employee happened to be Louise Salebjerg-Hansen, the driver of the Go-More ride.

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The unemployment trap

"He wrote in his journal he needs to find a unique skill," writes Eric Maganga in his latest blog about unemployment, and what it does to you. You can listen to the voice over of the blog at the bottom of the blog.

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They close a gap in sustainable teaching

Teaching material on sustainable business models is a scarcity. But CBS wants to change that together with the Norwegian School of Economics and the Spanish ESADE Business & Law School, as they are planning to launch an open source and online educational material about sustainable business models in 2019.

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CBS students demand more teaching in sustainability

Sustainability isn’t just a trend that’s about to pass. Teachers are experiencing that students demand to be taught more about sustainability. Two students from OIKOS think that CBS needs to introduce more mandatory courses in sustainability if it wants to be in tune with the future of businesses and consumer behavior.

Meet the Danes

How barbarian cat-killers became benevolent cat-kings

Dress up, tilt a barrel filled with candy, and gorge yourself on cream-filled buns. This is what characterizes the celebration of Shrovetide in Denmark – this year on the 11th of February. The tradition, however, started out to be much more morbid and it involved the smashing of barrels with living cats in them.

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Stop the world! I want to get off!

Is this a familiar feeling? Margrethe Vestager, EU’s powerful trustbuster, whom business leaders around the world fear to be contacted by, has a simple solution to get a grip on our complex world. Invited by the student organization International Debate CBS, she just visited CBS.

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CBS Student helping refugees study in Denmark

Devika Singla believes there is a lot of inequality in the world and she always wanted to change that. Now she is doing just that by being a part of Student Refugees, an organization that helps refugees in Denmark get into universities.

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Student & Innovation House is itching for your ideas

The Student & Innovation House has gathered DKK 52.5 million to begin renovating their home and is now opening its doors to all of the university students in Copenhagen. The organization is also asking all students for ideas on what to incorporate into the refurbishment of the building.

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How to make a society fit for entrepreneurs

If we want more innovation and inspired employees, we should change our organizations, as they no longer suffice for this century, argues Mirjam van Praag, Professor of entrepreneurship. She’s leaving CBS after four years to become the president of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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The gum busters

CBS students, Silas Storgaard and Dylan Bastved, have found an eco-friendly and cheap way to remove the ubiquitous gum leftovers from highways and byways. However, people are hesitant to take up the solution. Jakob Fals Nygaard from Campus Services at CBS calls the gum-issue an “under prioritized problem.”

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Matilde Røndbjerg is 23 and a researcher

For an exam project during her bachelor, Matilde Røndbjerg invented a model showing some new results, which describes the connection between hours spent glaring at the TV and the type of weather. Her model later became a research paper, which she recently has presented at Oxford University and at the University of Copenhagen. CBS Professor, Ravi Vatrapu, says that student-made research is a win-win situation.

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Denmark wants to stop criminalizing researchers for sharing their knowledge

The Danish Government has made a suggestion to change the rules regarding the sideline activities of non-EU employees. The proposal states that international researchers should have the right to do as many sideline activities as they want, without it leading to possible court cases. Problems, CBS professors Brooke Harrington and Mitchell Dean have experienced themselves.