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Copenhagen Business School

CBS design start-up becomes part of research project

The social start-up from CBS, Novaheim, has become part of a research project at the University of Copenhagen that is aiming to empower female asylum seekers through design. An Associate Professor on the project is “delighted” about having Novaheim onboard, and describes it as “an enormous coincidence.”

Disaster research

Research into disasters are more evident than ever. Kristian Cedervall Lauta and Morten Thanning Vendelø, both researchers from University of Copenhagen and CBS, are part of a joint research center investigating the aftermath of devastating disasters, by trying to understand why they happen and how they affect us.

Researchers need your help for scientific experiments

Have you always wanted to participate in a scientific experiment, whether it be about eye tracking or clothing consumption, but never had the chance? Wait no more. CBS researcher, Laura Winther Balling, has set up an open-source database where you can sign up and take part in different research projects. Some of them even pay you for taking part.

Once upon a time… 100 years ago

For the first time ever, CBS has a memorial plaque situated in the heart of Copenhagen. 100 years ago today, 1917 on the 1st of October, the first students attended their first class at what would eventually evolve into the prestigious institution that is CBS.

CBS fires employees due to missing out on grants

3-5 employees from Facility Management and Campus Development are getting fired due to grants not received. “Very unfortunate,” says the Campus Director. Furthermore, the two departments are being merged on the 1st of October. A member of the coordination committee argues that the process leading to the fusion will give rise to mistrust towards CBS management. The employee representative says that the job cuts could have been avoided.

Highlights from CBS Entrepreneurial Day 2017

What do drinks with insects in them, microbiomes in your guts, and cloud-based intelligence have in common? We spent the day looking at and trying out the different products and services that student start-ups presented during CBS Entrepreneurial Day 2017. Among other things, there were investors with deep pockets, entrepreneurial cupcakes, and various types of drones.

The closing down of EOK does not equal job cuts for now

CBS management reassures us that no job cuts are planned for now, but points out that demand and supply in the field of language can change in the future. Furthermore, the Dean of Education, Jan Molin, responds to the criticisms that have been raised in the wake of the closedown.

Get cultural with CBS’ student organizations

Whether you're interested in coffee, dancing, singing or food, you're probably going to find at least one of CBS' more than 100 student organizations interesting. For example, meet Giovanni Foglia from Italian Student Organization and Sara Bussi from CBS Improv.

Housing chaos led to start-up company

Several attempts at finding a place to live in London and San Francisco lead to the launch of CBS alum Nadim Stub’s and his co-founder, Peter Lange’s, start-up. Their new platform RentSafe gives tenants and landlords the possibility to connect, hopefully, making the search for accommodation in Copenhagen a little less desperate.

CBS is closing down its last business language program

Senior Management at CBS has decided to close down the last program associated with language, the EOK bachelor, and is converting the IMK Bachelor into a BSc. The study boards, CBS Students, and the trade union, Kommunikation & Sprog, are unsympathetic towards the decision, whereas the Dansk Industri is partly understanding.

CBS stops selling unfair access to students to companies

Companies can no longer ask CBS to send out invitations to students with the highest GPAs and invite them to special events. This has recently been decided after students have criticized the practice, which they have described as opaque and unfair. McKinsey was the last company to take advantage of the possibility this August.

CEO of Danske Bank will share ups and downs with CBS students

Thomas F. Borgen, CEO of Danske Bank, is going to spend an academic year at CBS. Not to drink coffee with the President of CBS, but instead to learn from academics and students. In the wake of the money laundering case at Danske Bank, he will share what he can if students ask him.

Start-up wants to empower female asylum seekers with crocheting

Pillow by pillow, Novaheim wants to get female asylum seekers more in tune with the Danish job market, give them a better understanding of Danish culture in general, and change the discourse revolving around asylum seekers. All through the use of yarn and crocheting needles.

Do you know a student who deserves a prize?

Until 15th September, you can nominate a fellow student for the CBS Student Prize for being inclusive, and in general, trying to make CBS a better place to study. CBS is giving away three prizes of DKK 20,000 to the three students.

“Responsibility is like apple pie – hard to dislike”

Responsibility was on the agenda when 2,930 new CBS students met at Tivoli Hotel on the 1st of September to hear about how CBS takes responsibility. At the end of the day, Yab Yum Clothing presented a case for the students to solve. But why is responsibility so important?

“It looks like CBS is not interested in China anymore”

Researchers and students are left with fewer options to collaborate with and get connections in China. This is owing to CBS backing out of a collaboration with 25 Nordic universities at the Fudan University in Shanghai, argues President from CBS Student and CBS professor. But is the collaboration worth fighting for at all?

Students could be less innovative in five years

Tight scheduled curricula can lead to more stressed and less innovative students, argue CBS researcher Maribel Blasco and professor in educational psychology Emmanuel Manalo from Japan. They call for more space for deep learning and incorporation of blended learning.

The odd one out

A more critical focus on diversity at the universities and other workplaces is needed, if we want to break with the gender norms and stereotypes that can lead to excluding work practices, argues Ph.D Fellow Jannick Friis Christensen from CBS.