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.
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.
Students are given limited preparation time in CBS’ new business competition, Business Battlefield, as the aim is to test their ability to think on their feet. CBS student and co-founder, Rikke Knudsen, explains why the old case competition format is outdated.
“It was like getting a virtual high five,” says Simon Carøe Aarestrup about Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler tweeting about the bachelor project that he and his fellow classmate, Frederik had worked on. But how does research communication work on social media in general? CBS WIRE talked to two professors about how they use social media.
The current policy on good research communication practice needs to be revised, argues Søren Hvidkjær, the Dean of Research. He has asked the Academic Council to discuss the matter in the wake of criticism raised by other researchers in the media, in light of CBS Professor Steen Thomsen’s defense of Danske Bank in the newspaper Børsen. Furthermore, he wants the council to give their input on the appointment of a new Vice Dean of Research Communication.
Researchers Anton Grau Larsen, Christoph Ellersgaard and Morten Fischer Sivertsen from CBS have investigated Denmark’s power elite for years. In a new podcast series on Radio24Syv, they explain their research and give listeners the unique opportunity to hear the voices of the most powerful people in Denmark.
Money, money, money: How the annual 2% reduction affects CBS, and why a DKK 123 million windfall isn’t all good news
On one hand, CBS must cut two percent of its grant for education annually, an unpopular intervention, which the government has decided to continue. On the other hand, CBS may receive DKK 123 million for research and education over three years. But CBS may also risk losing approximately DKK 50 to 60 million per year. So, what’s going on with CBS’ finances?
While voluntary work might not fill your pockets, there are plenty of other advantages to volunteering. Not only does it boost your network, voluntary work on your résumé attracts employers, say three CBS students who all volunteer.
The student rebellion of 1968 paved the way for student influence at CBS. But now an increased centralization of power can threaten the students’ say on things, according to the President of CBS Students. The opinions and influence of students “ensures the highest possible standards for education,” he argues.
The framework has been laid out for CBS’ sustainability strategy, with the first initiatives covering the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability starting up in spring. “Becoming sustainable is a common effort,” says the project manager.
In Thailand, Nattana Utoomprurkporn is the heir of her father’s business. But before she takes over, she wants to find out how Danes run companies. She has just received the first CBS MBA scholarship awarded by the former CEO of ISS, Waldemar Schmidt, who had a few pieces of advice for the new MBA student.
The senior management at CBS has decided to curb new collaboration with Danske Bank as a direct consequence of the ongoing money laundering case. No new collaboration will be established until new top management has been appointed at the bank, says the President of CBS.
In the wake of the money laundering case, researchers ask what CBS will accept from their collaborators. Guidelines are now being drawn up, but will not apply to the current Danske Bank case. In the end, CBS might need to discuss its overall values, argues a CBS professor.
From October 4, everybody with a connection to CBS can use the whistleblower scheme anonymously to report infringements and severe offenses such as financial crimes and sexual harassment. Kirsten Winther Jørgensen, the University Director of CBS, says that the scheme is “an expression of good management.”
Female Invest has quickly become a big investment organization for women. Now the CBS students behind the project are ready with a new book that offers advice for beginners who want to start investing.
Danske Bank has failed as a model to CBS' students, says the President of CBS. Still, CBS continues to collaborate with the company that has laundered several billion DKK. A CBS professor argues that as long as CBS collaborates with Danske Bank, it is implicitly condoning the bank’s actions, which means that CBS is missing out on a “colossal chance” to teach students an important lesson in CSR.
Gregor Halff, the Dean of Education at CBS, is leading a conversation between all affected areas of CBS about how to minimize the damage to the organization in regard to fulfilling the demand of cutting 260 international study placements. “It’s never just 260 study placements,” he says.
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.
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.