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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
CBS Maritime is leading a global collaboration of universities and companies in an effort to make the shipping industry greener. By 2050, The industry is predicted to contribute around 17 percent towards the total worldwide CO2-emissions. The co-director of the project, Henrik Sornn-Friese, Associated Professor at CBS, proclaims ‘uncertainty’ as the biggest challenge that the industry is facing in getting a green makeover.
Three researchers from CBS have built an artificial intelligence model, which learns in order to predict Airbnb sales with over 90 percent accuracy. It is outdoing previous models by 10 percent. Even though the use of artificial intelligence is at the state of steam engines, it’s developing at a fast pace.
To prevent the international graduates from leaving Denmark, companies such as Novo Nordisk and IIH Nordic want it to be easier to attract and retain the international graduates. And this is something CBS can help out with, they argue. Losing out on the international graduates is regrettable, says the vice president of the Confederation of Danish Industry.
Real stories about romantic love, dating, affairs, and sexual harassment taking place in the academic work environment shall help us talk more freely about how they shape our daily lives at work. This is the aim of the new handbook ‘The Beauty and the Abuse’, which Ana Maria Munar, co-author and Associate Professor at CBS, sees as complementary to the #MeToo-campaign.
Instead of letting the food from the five canteens at CBS go to waste, you can fill a box for DKK 15. Although the new initiative is facing some challenges, it’s “here to stay,” says the Director of Spisestuerne.
It has come as a surprise for the Director of the Dean’s Office, Wilbert van der Meer, that the Ministry of Higher Education and Science didn’t approve three new educational programs at CBS. “It’s a misjudgment on our part,” says Wilbert van der Meer about the reason for not receiving the approvals.
Big classes, limits to the feedback CBS can give to students, and not enough researchers to ensure a sufficient research-based education are what is the most damaging about poor research funding according to Søren Hvidkjær, CBS’ new Dean of Research. CBS WIRE asked him eight questions about the time coming, and he gives an idea of how to improve research.
More students from CBS, University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and Aalborg University will get the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of starting their own company, as the universities will receive DKK 9.6 million to incubate more entrepreneurs. According to Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, the best possible time to start a business is during your studies.