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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.

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.

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!

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.”

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.

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.

A CBS bachelor that even Mark Zuckerberg can learn from

In the wake of the Facebook scandal and the recent hearings involving one of the greatest IT geniuses of our time, CBS’ new bachelor program, BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management, has grown in significance. Through this program, students will have the chance to learn from Mark Zuckerberg’s biggest mistakes and why there are serious dangers involved in “moving fast and breaking things”.

Brexit: Research collaborations are facing an uncertain fate

The uncertainties about the outcome of Brexit have left the Danish universities and their researchers in a watershed. Per Holten-Andersen, the President of CBS, points out that Brexit has the potential to harm the quality of joint research, and British researchers at CBS are nervous about their legal rights in the near future.

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.