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From the Pearl of Africa to the Land of ‘Hygge’

A unique collaboration between CBS and Makerere University Business School in Uganda has made it possible for two Ugandan students, Geoffrey Ayebare and Catherine Nabaloga, to visit CBS. Curious to hear about their impressions of Copenhagen and CBS, student writer Daiana Contini set up a meeting with them.

Entrepreneurship event at CBS is bigger than ever – the Swedes are coming too

For the fourth time, CBS Entrepreneurial Day takes over Solbjerg Plads to inspire students to become entrepreneurs – even within fields they know nothing about. This year’s theme is Change the game and the event continues to attract more guests from other universities, technical colleges, high schools and even students from neighboring countries.

Minister confronts grade-race and perfectionist culture in his vision for universities

Remove the 1.08-grade bonus and change the admission system. These proposals are part of a new initiative that Tommy Ahlers, Denmark’s Minister for Higher Education and Science, presented at CBS on September 17. Overall, the President of CBS Students is positive about the initiative, but the minister cannot change the students’ focus on grades alone, he says.

Do you speak tech?

In the near future, CBS is obliged to teach their students digital competencies, so they can get on in the digital world. A way to do that is through tech-enhanced learning, which CBS already has a lot of experience with, points out the Vice Dean at CBS, who is excited about future collaboration with other Danish universities on this.

Paulius thought he was going to work at a bank – instead he wants to change the world

Have customers lost their bargaining power only to lose out on good deals? CBS alum Paulius Vegele thinks so. He has created a virtual marketplace where companies compete to give you the best offer. “Disruption backwards,” he calls it. A CBS professor says that today the bargaining process takes too much time and often involves strong emotions, resulting in customers haggling less.

Minister wants to strengthen students’ digital competencies

“Digital technologies will change the way we work,” says Tommy Ahlers, Denmark’s Minister for Higher Education and Science. Therefore, he has called on all universities to exchange best practice on using digital technologies in teaching and how they pass on digital competencies to students.

Can Trump affect the number of 1. priority applications for bachelor programs? Maybe…

The BSc in International Business in Asia has received 76 percent more first priority applications compared to last year. President Donald Trump, the fact that the degree is taken at two universities, and better promotion might have something to do with it, explains Verner Worm, member of the study board. Also, read why it is not necessarily a bad thing when the number of 1. Priority applicants decreases.

The government is cutting the number of international study places and CBS is in the front line

Two out of three international students have left Denmark two years after they graduated. As a response the government is cutting 1,000 to 1,200 international study places. The Dean of Education at CBS says that the number of international students that leave are “unexpectedly high” and that CBS' share of the reduction will be about 1/3. The President of CBS Students calls the initiative “tokenism” and “problematic”.

Do you feel ’Belone’?

Grabcing, Drinxplain, Belone. These words are not just nonsense but part of a new campaign which aims to describe the balancing act between having fun and suddenly finding oneself in an unpleasant situation. The campaign helps students get off to a good start and is one out of many initiatives, which make CBS a better place to study.

Bye, bye Fingopay… Hello again

UPDATE: The Fingopay scanners have been turned on again, while the collaborators, Spisestuerne, Nets, and Fingopay, are negotiating whether to continue the project. Kim Frølund, IT responsible at Spisestuerne, hopes that the negotiations will fall into place during the coming weeks.

Should CBS ban alcohol during intro week?

Three years ago, CBS was heavily being covered by the media, as students reported humiliating and sexist activities such as licking whipped cream off bananas during the intro week. Before the semester start in 2016, new rules were introduced, and they seem to be paying off. But still, CBS is not ready to ban alcohol during the intro week.

CBS has this year’s most sought-after study program

CBS is among the most popular choices for undergraduate applicants this year, which means that CBS is getting some of Denmark’s brightest young students. But according to Wilbert van der Meer, the head of deans office, grades are not the most important aspect of university life. He wants the student to try something wild.

Solar shading crashes down at Solbjerg Plads

During the summer holidays, a solar shading panel broke and fell out of the steel frame near the southern façade of Solbjerg Plads. Something that should not be possible. The unusually hot weather seems to have caused the problem, and this can have consequences for the semester start if the panels are not fixed on time.

An international Mekka for CBS researchers

About 70 researchers and the Senior Management from CBS are joining the prestigious American conference, Academy of Management, which attracts more than 10,000 researchers from all over the world. The University Director explains that attending a conference like AOM is an important way of branding CBS and attracting international researchers.

Party time 2.0: CBS is ready for their second Pride Parade

After last year’s success, CBS is turning up the volume a notch for this year’s Copenhagen Pride Parade. A bigger truck, the DJ That Fucking Sara, and more t-shirts have been ordered. Both the Dean of Education and a co-organizer of CBS’ participation underline the importance of CBS’ presence at the Pride.

What can Hollywood movies teach us about business? A whole lot

Citizen Kane, Wall Street, and The Big Short can tell us a lot about businesses through good and bad times, according to CBS Professor Per H. Hansen. He has watched more than 81 business movies as part of a new research project and points out that movies are as important as annual accounts from big companies.

Feedback: From worst in class to lots of initiatives

CBS is worst in class when it comes to giving sufficient feedback to the students. To make up for this, a pilot project with the aim of giving selected students more feedback, in the form of quizzes, click tests, and Q&A sessions, has been running for the past year. A professor of feedback asks that CBS remembers to look at feedback in a broader sense.

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