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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.

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.

CBS goes to Bornholm

Folkemødet is a bit like Roskilde Festival. More than 100,000 people – including students and staff from CBS - visit the festival on Bornholm to engage in debates, events, and celebrate democracy. Watch the films and hear what the President of CBS, students, researchers, and staff from CBS got out of Folkemødet.

The sounds of witches

Witch-hunting is part of Denmark’s dark heritage, and it is a story about the silencing of a group of people. Associate Professors from CBS, Ana Maria Munar and Mads Bødker, want to give voices to the witches and tell their stories through sound bites for the coming witch museum in Ribe.

Tommy Ahlers: Failing is an excellent way to learn

How do universities stay attractive? How do they educate business students for the 21st century? Tommy Ahlers, the Minster for Higher Education and Science, Gregor Halff, the Dean of Education at CBS, Anita Monty, Learning Consultant at CBS, and Barbara Sporn, Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business, offer their insights.

Do you know the penguin and the cocktail shaker? You should!

Two minutes with an exercise band is all it takes to relieve your body of pain and discomfort, claims physiotherapist Søren Hald. He came to CBS with an arsenal of exercise bands to show the employees how easy it is to better their physical condition.

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.

Power looks like a woman in 2018 and beyond

Power has, for centuries, looked and sounded like a man, but that is changing. Lisbeth Knudsen, Margrethe Vestager, and Marianne Dahl Steensen, all women in leading positions , came to CBS on the 8th of March to discuss what future female leaders want to fight for. Together with the audience, they created a manifest, which was handed over to Karen Ellemann, the Minister of Equal Opportunities. Hear what she wants to use it for in the film.

A Scottish case team surprised the organizers of CBS Case Competition OPEN

The case team representing the University of Glasgow surprised Jeppe Tranekær, the leader of CBS Case Competition OPEN, as they flew in for the finals. Something which the case competition organizers haven't tried before. Jeppe Tranekær hopes that more international teams will fly in for the OPEN case competition in the future.

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.

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

More feedback, opening up the Academic Council, creating more of an impact on our education, and working with the educational profile. These are some of the themes that the three elected students, from the Academic Council and the Board of CBS, want to work towards in the coming year. Meet them at CBS WIRE and listen to their 1-minute elevator pitch.

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