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First place on Earth: Pay with your finger at Spisestuerne

Forgot your Dankort, or has your phone run out of batteries? Doesn’t matter. At Spisestuerne, it is now possible to pay with your finger using Fingopay. A scanner with an infrared light maps the unique pattern of your veins in the finger, which is then connected to your Dankort. CBS will be the first place in the world using Fingopay in a self-service environment.

CBS WIRE enters into a collaboration with Denmark’s most popular science media

A new collaboration with the popular online media, Videnskab.dk’s ResearcherZone, means that CBS WIRE will be able to publish even more stories about research from CBS. Videnskab.dk will publish the stories for their 900,000 monthly readers and on their international sister-site, ScienceNordic, which has readers from all over the world.

Lockout: Will my exam get cancelled?

The possible lockout has generated a lot of questions in regards to the students at CBS. Now, a Q&A has been made answering questions such as: Can I take my exam? Can I hand in assignments, projects, and theses? And will CBS' buildings be open throughout the lockout period?

New international troika investigates internationalization at CBS

When politicians and stakeholders start to ask questions about the necessity of internationalization, CBS has to be prepared to answer. Martin Jes Iversen, Dana Minbaeva, and Tom Dahl-Østergaard make up CBS’ new international troika, and they going to be the ones who find those answers. This spring, they will investigate CBS and its stakeholders’ opinions on internationalization, and the value of exchange programs.

CBS is getting a strategy for sustainability

The future of CBS is about to look greener. The Green Network, consisting of professionals, experts, and students from CBS, has received a green light from the senior management to draft a sustainability strategy for CBS. The first initiatives will be ready in 2019, and you can participate by sharing ideas that would make CBS more sustainable.

Tobias Schelle is creating a fun workplace for 1000 Indonesians

Tobias Schelle, CBS alum and founder of 24Slides, has a dream to create a company with 1,000 employees in Indonesia. One where they can have fun in the workplace and be involved in the decisions that affect the company. To materialize this dream, he came up with a unique way to hire new employees and keep the existing ones engaged. This lead to a more epic vision. One that spans beyond the scope of his own company.

Maria Figueroa is going to advise world leaders about climate change

Out of a thousand nominees, CBS researcher Maria Figueroa, from the Department of Business and Politics, has been appointed as one of the lead authors of the next assessment report on climate change by the UN’s climate panel, the IPCC. She points out three trends that will ensure a faster transition towards greener societies and encourages everyone to keep a positive attitude towards finding ways to limit climate change.

Merging, fusion, reorganization? Eight CBS departments are facing restructuring

More than half of the existing departments at CBS will be affected when the number of departments will be reduced from 14 to 10 or 11. The idea is to strengthen research and teaching, explains Søren Hvidkjær, the dean of research at CBS, who underlines that no one will be laid off. Keld Laursen, member of the Academic Council, and Ole Helmersen, a representative of the researchers at CBS, emphasize the importance of listening to the affected employees’ wishes and concerns regarding the future of their departments.

New report: CBS students suffer from irrational and extreme anxiety

The latest study environment report shows that a healthy mental study environment is being threatened by the study progress reform and competitive behavior where the students see each other as competitors. CBS has drawn up a plan of action to improve both the physical and the mental study environment, but a larger cultural shift in society is also needed, points out the student councilors, the study administration, and the President of CBS Students.

Students criticize the ministry’s increasing control over the universities

On the 12th of March, the Committee on Improved University Educations proposed 37 new recommendations on how to improve education at universities . However, Jeppe Ask Tofteskov, President of CBS Students, and Sana Mahin Doost, President of the National Union of Students, fear a stagnation of the development of educations and the death of student democracy if the 37th recommendation is enforced, as it will diminish the power of the study boards.

“Don’t overpay for your apartment, fight the system instead”

Do you pay too much for your apartment? Maybe you are, even if you do consider yourself lucky enough to have your own place. According to Frederik Reichstein, CBS alumnus and partner at Rent Guide, it does not have to be that way. His advice is to fight the system, for there are plenty of battles to be won.

Boss women make other women become bosses

It is not great coworkers, supporting parents, or an inspirational spouse that make more women become entrepreneurs. It is the bosses. And especially if they are women, shows new research from the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics at CBS. The result can, according to the authors of the research paper, also be broadened to other business sectors.

He gave time its own center

Tor Hernes is a time person and the director of the new Center for Organizational Time. Why has he, along with four CBS researchers, decided to found the Center for Organizational Time and why should it be a worldwide establishment? Also, why should companies look to their past to be successful?

Should there be case solving in the curricula?

Week 9 is upon us. Two CBS students, Jeppe Tranekær and Mathias Bohn, who are heavily involved in the case competition, Janie Huus Tange, Head of Business Relations and Career Services, and the co-founder of Qvartz, Hans Henrik Beck, all agree that case solving skills are indispensable, and should extend far beyond week 9. What do you think?

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 be bringing up the matter with Universities Denmark.

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.

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 have experienced harassment and made it clear that CBS has zero tolerance towards the issue.

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.