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The atmosphere at CBS' campus: We chose the photo from the library because it precisely encapsulates the atmosphere when students are concentrating and preparing for their exams. We also found the photo to be very stylish and elegant, it draws the viewer in and results in them looking at it for a while. (Photo by Niels Jakob Kyhl Jørgensen)

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A photo ‘treasure hunt’

CBS Photography has, for the first time, designed a competition for photographers. CBS WIRE, Indie Frame, and Urban Explorer were the three judges for the competition. We have curated our favorite photos from the competition.

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Trash mayhem: Is it a matter of manners?

The day after the master’s students handed in their theses, the terraces and the green areas outside Nexus looked like the end of Roskilde Festival. The Director of Campus Services is disappointed with this behavior and calls it a matter of upbringing. CBS Students says it’s a common responsibility and they want CBS to engage in a dialogue with the students.

News / Film

Can you help Nima out?

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Copenhagen Art Week at CBS

Copenhagen Art Week, DIAS, and CBS are teaming up to draw more people into the world of art. There are several art projects scattered around Solbjerg Plads and Kilen. Some of the art installations include videos of cats and a robot sucking Coca-Cola off the ground, or sounds of water and fire intensifying as you move through a three-by-three meter space.

Feature

Students from Dalgas Have don’t feel at home in Solbjerg Plads

Amandip Singh Grewal, a former CBS student and currently studying communication, wants to shed light on the feeling of ‘not fitting in’. He interviewed two CBS students about exactly this, and he can easily identify with them. Can you?

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1000 people got ice cream on CBS WIRE’s birthday

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Grade-free classes: Tackling a stressful performance culture

All new students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration and Psychology will not be given any grades during the first year of their bachelor’s degree. They will be given a lot more feedback instead. The three-year project is an attempt to limit the pressure and stress that students experience from having to perform well.

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Plastic fantastic: Beached fishing nets become reusable shopping nets

CBS students, Lena Tünkers and Niklas Sihan, have developed a circular deposit system that introduces reusable plastic nets made out of beached fishing nets to supermarket chains. They want to confront the perception of plastic being a bad material, as they think it is a valuable resource.

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CBS puts the brakes on hiring TAP-staff

All new positions and re-employments of technical-administrative staff (TAP) will have to be approved by Senior Management. The “decision to show moderation in recruitment” comes as payroll costs for TAP at CBS have increased significantly since 2012. Employee representatives are uncertain about the future consequences at present.

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CBS and KADK create unique graduate program

This summer, CBS, in collaboration with KADK, launches a new graduate program. The students will work hand-in-hand on projects related to design, architecture and business. What’s the goal? Students with a whole new mindset!

Guide

The five best green areas in Copenhagen

Spring is finally here! Or at least, we got a taste of what sunshine and warmer temperatures feel like after an eternal winter. According to our student writer Caroline Sølver, you should definitely spend an hour or two in good company in some of the green areas and parks in Copenhagen.

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Merger expert: If a merger doesn’t make sense to the staff, management has a problem

Eight CBS departments are facing a large reorganization as 14 departments are cut down to 11. So far, some welcome the changes while others voice their criticism. CBS WIRE asked a professor what CBS can learn from her research on merger processes.

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How can CBS close the enormous gender gap?

80 percent of the professors at CBS are men and it has not changed since 1999. How is this going to change? Members of the Council for Diversity and Inclusion is currently visiting all of the 14 departments to talk about why diversity matters, because as one of the members, Alex Klinge, puts it, “You cannot be, what you cannot see.”

Blog

Handing in your thesis, but giving away your identity?

With next week’s date for Master thesis hand-in, plenty of students will be pleased to celebrate the final hurdle in getting their academic degree. But beyond all the excitement of celebrating the finished assignments, will the students also be mourning the loss of their student identity? Reality lies ahead and the CBS days may be harder to transfer out of than one might think.

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A passport won or lost?

"Did I gain power or give up power by saying goodbye to that old green booklet – the Tanzanian passport?" asks Eric Maganga in his latest blog. And why is it so scary to let go of the 'old' identity?

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She speculated in whiskey and currencies to afford her MBA

The Soviet Union had collapsed, Kazakhstan had become independent, and Dana Minbaeva was 23 years old and in possession of a useless degree in mining engineering. She had to do something drastic. Today, she is a professor and the Vice President of International Affairs at CBS.

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They want to beat the misconceptions about social businesses

If CBS students are to become the ‘leaders of tomorrow’, they need to understand the potential of creating social and sustainable companies, argues Marine von Renteln, first year-student at CBS. Together with the social enterprise YES CPH and the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, she is hosting a seminar about this topic on May 3 at Porcelænshaven.

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Student organization makes it easier to study abroad

A semester at Harvard, as well as classes at the prominent MIT institution, are valuable components to have on your résumé. However, CBS alumn Sophus Svarre Rosendahl agrees that he picked the most rewarding benefits from his stay at the prestigious university outside campus. Now he is a board member of the DSA (Danish Students Abroad) organization.

Longread

Let your face or your car do the paying

The digitalization of our everyday lives is making simple things such as purchases ever more convenient. At Spisestuerne, you can now pay with your finger, but in the future, you could pay with your face or let your car automatically deal with the parking fee. But what are the consequences of introducing biometric technologies, and are we even ready for them?

Guide

Five favorite ‘secret’ places in Copenhagen!

Our student reporter, Caroline Sølver, takes you on a tour to five cool places in Copenhagen. They’re almost entirely secret, yet not entirely crowded. They’re perfect if you’ve already done the list of tourist attractions in Copenhagen or have stood in endless lines for popular restaurants and cafés that don’t take reservations.