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Will CBS become a smoke-free university?

Six smoking scenarios are up for discussion, including no smoking during working hours and no smoking in outdoor areas. The General Consulting Committee thinks CBS should introduce compulsory smoking zones. The Senior Management will discuss and decide the future smoking policy during next year.

Can we measure responsibility?

CBS is committed to implement the six PRME principles on responsible management education. But can the outcome of the principles be measured? That’s what Associate Professor, Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan at CBS is going to find out as the new Academic Director of PRME. And she wants to introduce more case studies and advance education on ethical behavior too.

New report: 1,194 university students have experienced unwanted sexual behavior

“It’s about time we do something about it,” says Rie Snekkerup, Head of the Program Administration at CBS, about a new report on unwanted sexual behavior towards students at Danish universities. Universities have been blind to the problem, argues the President of CBS Students. CBS is putting the finishing touches to its own report.

Fingopay is a hit and here to stay

The pay-with-your-finger system at Spisestuerne at Solbjerg Plads is such a hit that it’s becoming permanent in all of CBS’ canteens. The system should be up and running and ready for more users before Christmas. Also, Nets has received several inquiries about the solution.

CBS loses 250 international students – but gains 300 from Denmark

CBS will lose 250 international students in 2019 as a result of the Danish government’s demand on cutting 1,000 – 1,200 international study placements. On the other hand, CBS gets to increase the intake of Danish students by 300. CBS has asked the Ministry for Higher Education and Science for the international study placements to be reinstated if CBS can prove that the international graduates stay in Denmark.

Say hi to CBS’ new president

Nikolaj Malchow-Møller has been appointed CBS’ new president. He is a professor of economics, and is currently serving as Dean at the University of Southern Denmark. He will assume the role on March 1, 2019.

CBS Library invites ‘formalized chatter’ with cool CBS researchers

The newly established CBS Library Forum breaks away from the idea that you have to be quiet as a mouse at the library. Once or twice a month, CBS researchers will share their knowledge about their latest research, or whatever they find particularly interesting, and discuss it with the likes of you and me.

Denmark’s universities ask Margrethe Vestager to add scientific journals to her hit list

A handful of scientific journals have created a monopoly-like situation, forcing universities and researchers to pay a higher price for having their research published. Now, 800 European universities, led by Denmark’s eight universities and Universities Denmark, ask the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, to put a stop to the monopoly. The Dean of Research at CBS, Søren Hvidkjær thinks it’s important that Margrethe Vestager takes up the case.

Oops: Let’s talk about our great f*ck ups!

She refuses to get her grades as a way of provoking the anti-fail culture, and he wants everyone to talk openly about their mistakes to make them more acceptable. CBS student, Mathilde Andersen and PhD Fellow at CBS, Thomas Burø are part of a team organizing the Oops! Festival – a festival devoted to f*ck ups, fat-finger errors and failures in mid-November.

PROFESSORS ARE THE ONES WHO KNOW. NOT STUDENTS! Right?

A guerilla group of CBS faculty and students are looking for new ways to integrate the humanities into more courses at international business schools through a series of workshops they call, ‘The Business of Teaching’. But do literature, philosophy and art really have a place in business schools in the first place?

Here they are! CBS’ three new research platforms

Transformations, diversity and difference, and inequality are the themes that will bring researchers together from across CBS and all over the world in three new 'business in society' platforms. Their aim is to carry out research that will be useful for everyone.

CBS gets new guidelines for good research communication in the wake of professor’s defense of Danske Bank

CBS professor Steen Thomsen publicly defended Danske Bank without making it clear that the very same bank funded his own research center. This has resulted in consequential action taken by CBS. The guidelines on good research communication will be renewed to ensure improved transparency on research funding, and the coming Vice Dean of Research Communication will be given an extended mandate.

Ain’t no Sunshine when he’s gone

After ten years of service at CBS, Somchai Bronlow will no longer be juggling coffee mugs, warm croissants, white tablecloths and thousands of plates for meetings and events. Instead, a sustainable fish farm in Thailand awaits.

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