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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?

Lockout: What about the 22,000 students at CBS?

Closed buildings, canceled exams and lectures? The consequences of a lockout for the students are yet to be made clear. Jeppe Ask Tofteskov, President of CBS Students, says that canceled exams are among the biggest of concerns. Senior management is about to get an overview.

CBS launches a campaign against sexual harassment for students

Danish universities have recently been incisively criticized by students for not taking inquiries about sexual harassment seriously. The latest incident was an open letter written by 48 students, some of whom are from CBS. The President of CBS Students is certain that the issue is much bigger than first estimated. CBS has appointed three employees to help students who have experienced harassment and made it clear that CBS has zero tolerance towards the issue.

Matilde Røndbjerg is 23 and a researcher

For an exam project during her bachelor, Matilde Røndbjerg invented a model showing some new results, which describes the connection between hours spent glaring at the TV and the type of weather. Her model later became a research paper, which she recently has presented at Oxford University and at the University of Copenhagen. CBS Professor, Ravi Vatrapu, says that student-made research is a win-win situation.

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.

New national funding system for education is “opaque” and “complex”

CBS got off cheap after a new national funding system affecting all higher education institutions has been announced. The new system will not cause a deficit in CBS’ budget, but it will not solve some of the financial challenges that CBS is facing. The University Director and the President of CBS Students describe the new system as “opaque” and “complex”.

Brain drain: 56 % of the international students leave DK after graduating from CBS

It is a bad sign that international graduates tend to leave Denmark, and Wilbert van der Meer, the Director of the Dean’s Office, describes the tendency as ”unfortunate” and ”worrying”. Because of this, CBS is about to launch different initiatives which include a Job Search Academy and a review of all the programs to ensure that the chances of getting a job and retaining the students becomes higher.

Can Søren Kirkegaard help us to become more flexible in an ever-changing society?

Students need to be better prepared for changes in order to cope with the fast development of society. For this to be so, Søren Pind, the Minister of Higher Education and Science, during his visit to CBS on the 30th of November, argued that students should take a course that embraces subjects such as philosophy, ethics, tech, and culture. Students are hesitant about the idea.

They are their own interns

Running a start-up while studying and working on the side can be a tough game to play. There is no way to make the day longer, but there is a way to get more time to work on your start-up. Marc Pascal Landgreen and Marie-Louise Reade Lomholt, both CBS students, are currently doing an internship in their own business. And apart from moving their business forward, they also get 15 ECTS for doing the internship.

A break from the super-humans

Did you know that Sct. Thomas Church at Frederiksberg is a church for students? Maybe you are thinking, what do I need a church for? According to Søren Kjær Bruun, one of the two university pastors at CBS, the church can suffice as a place where students no matter their religion can “get a break” and “where no one expects anything of you."

Three students have got a great green idea for CBS – now they are going to New York

Imagine a point system in which you could earn points each time you did a sustainable deed; such as, biking to CBS. This sums up an idea conceived three students from CBS and the University of Copenhagen at last weekend’s Sustainable Campus Hackathon. The idea was brilliant enough to earn the group a trip to PRME’s office in New York in order to present it next year. Furthermore, a task force is working on getting the idea implemented at CBS.

Will Denmark kick out Gerardo again?

Newly graduated CBS student, Gerardo José Lopez Rodriguez, must be the Danish society’s dream international student. Hard working, fluently speaking in Danish, and paying for his whole education at CBS himself. Nonetheless, he was kicked out of Denmark in the fall of 2016 due to working 63,5 hours too much over the course of four months. Read the insane story of how Gerardo has fought his way back and tackled one obstacle after the other. Maybe he’ll get to stay for good this time?

When mama keeps pushing you

In a country like Denmark, there are an extraordinarily amount of possibilities in terms of education. Because of that, parents who might have had different living conditions in their native country tend to put more pressure on their children when it comes to education. But is that really a bad thing? Or is it merely an attempt to make us harness the opportunities they never had?

Are you happily perfect?

Do you pretend to be happy, even though you’re not? This is a trend that CBS student Lina Csillag has been observing both within herself and amongst friends. Now, she has decided to make a short movie about the issue.

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.

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.