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She speculated in whiskey and currencies to afford her MBA

The Soviet Union had collapsed, Kazakhstan had become independent, and Dana Minbaeva was 23 years old and in possession of a useless degree in mining engineering. She had to do something drastic. Today, she is a professor and the Vice President of International Affairs at CBS.

New dean of education: “Expect a lot of questions”

50 percent of the jobs in 50 years are unknown to us as of yet. How do we prepare for that? This is one of the questions that Gregor Halff, the new dean of education at CBS, seeks to answer along with a lot of other questions in the coming future. CBS WIRE paid the new dean a visit to talk about the future and what the students and staff can expect. Read also, about how Gregor Halff wants to keep an eye on the study environment, which is currently making the students feel stressed out and anxious.

The mother of all consultants

Stephanie Hadler came to CBS on exchange in 1986 and found that a part of her felt like she had a new home. More than 30 years later she says goodbye to the institution that she put on the international map through case competitions. She reflects on toe-curling trends in case competition, offers some advice to future case competitors, and raises the veil on a project that can secure case solving at CBS in the future.

We should try something else than ‘business as usual’

She wants to shake up the silo mentality and the 'that's how we normally do it' approach. She wants to experiment, for example, replacing one process owner with a collective. It might be better. It might not. But it is worth a try. CBS Wire talked to Kirsten Winther Jørgensen about her first one and a half year in the chair as CBS' university director, building trust at a university where confidence in the Senior Management had taken a bit of a blow, and a look into the future.

CBS Student helping refugees study in Denmark

Devika Singla believes there is a lot of inequality in the world and she always wanted to change that. Now she is doing just that by being a part of Student Refugees, an organization that helps refugees in Denmark get into universities.

Merveille wants to motivate others with her blogs

At first, Merveille Musungay kept her blog anonymous, but given that she wanted to encourage and motivate others, she had to put herself out there. Merveille Musungay is CBS WIRE’s new blogger, and she will blog about failure, how to battle stress, and her everyday life as a CBS student.

Eric writes himself out of his comfort zone

CBS student Eric Maganga will be blogging for CBS Wire about personal stuff such as loneliness, shyness, and dating. Blogging for him is a way of coming out his comfort zone, and he hopes that the people at CBS will be able to identify with his blogs, which in format spans from regular texts to sound bites and poems.

CBS Professor is bridging Danish and Indian education

Associate Professor, Sudhanshu Rai, is traveling back and forth between India and Denmark for research and to act as an educational bridge between the two countries. Being back in India after living in Denmark for 18 years has resulted in a feeling of reverse culture shock – especially for his stomach.

CBS’ celebrity: He is rocking the financial world

Strangers want to take selfies with Lasse Heje Pedersen when he shows up at conferences, numerous awards for his research on liquidity are hanging on the wall in his office at CBS, and now, he just appeared on a list of the 3,000 most influential researchers in the world - for the second time. CBS WIRE met with the popular professor.

Should we stay or should we go?

Anna Krasztev-Kovacs, Tanmay Singh Madan, and Linda Weiss want to stay in Denmark but so far have faced an uphill struggle. As it is now, 56% of international students from CBS leave Denmark after they graduate

Pack your bags, we are going to Denmark!

Manisha Bachheti decided to move to Denmark with her family out of thin air. Solely based on a gut feeling telling her that Denmark was the place to be. Her gut feeling was right. But what are the odds of getting a job which involves a project taking place in the small hometown that you just left? Not that big. But it happened to Manisha Bachheti at CBS.

It all began with a box of machetes…

Selling machetes wasn’t enough for CBS alums Martin, Frederik, and Joachim. They wanted to do something good for the world. This led to the founding of the Green Tech Challenge, a 5-day challenge which aims to help green start-ups get out of the “valley of death”. They recently held one of their challenges at CBS.

CEO and founder: “It was a total relief to leave my job”

Henrik Zillmer, CBS alum and founder of AirHelp, didn’t think he had the confidence to start up a company. However, he ended up quitting his job and going for it. Now, AirHelp is spanning over 30 countries. The CBS alum shares his thoughts on tapping into your ambitions and using them as a driving force.

”Sometimes, it feels like I have 80 kids”

Niels Laursen is a witty guy. On the fifth floor at Porcelænshaven 26, he has written a loony poem on a blackboard – “just for the fun of it.” Each semester he prepares all the dorm rooms for new students, and to him, it sometimes feels like being in charge of a kindergarten when they move in.

Good Things Come to Those Who Sweat

CBS Sport, helping students to battle stress, loneliness, and their waistline through team sports and camaraderie. There’s something alluring about sweating with a group of your peers, which tends to create strong bonds. But what’s behind the magic?

The Queen of the Blue MBA

Persian born, Swedish based and working in Copenhagen Irene Rosberg is the epitome of a cosmopolitan. Just like the shipping industry she works within. On 12th August, her class of 2017 graduated from the Blue MBA, one of the most prestigious MBA’s within the shipping industry at CBS.

Meet the Researcher who Combines Metal & Marketing

For most people, heavy metal equals noise pollution. To the Finnish researcher Toni-Matti Karjalainen it’s the sound of his research project. He has recently been at CBS as part of his project to investigate how metal bands promote themselves internationally.

Hidden refugees and one forbidden book

Rumor has it that the second director of the library at CBS once hid away refugees there during World War II. During the past 95 years, the library has expanded rapidly making room for everyone – except Karl Marx.

Once a Sevillian – always a Sevillian

It was quite a hassle when Associate Professor, Carsten Humlebæk moved his family of five from Møn to Seville. What began as a three-year plan, has turned into four years in the southern Spanish sun.

They know every corner of Solbjerg Plads

Carolina Goral and Agata Durkin make sure you don’t find yourself in the nightmarish situation of running out of toilet paper; they throw away the last remains of a good night out; and are – if they say so themselves - ‘the best team’.