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CBS has found its new chairman of the Board of Directors

Torben Möger Pedersen, adjunct professor at CBS and CEO of Pension Denmark, has been appointed the new chairman of CBS’ Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will also welcome Lillian Mogensen, former CEO of Payment Denmark, as a new member of the Board.


Danske Bank’s scandal to be taught worldwide through a teaching case from CBS

Danske Bank is working on regaining trust and restoring their reputation. But how? This is the question that two CBS professors, Michael Mol and Bent Petersen raise in their new teaching case, which will be available shortly to students and universities worldwide.

Photo essay

Sustainability in a picture

What does sustainability look like to you? Is it a cyclist on the go? Is it flowers in bloom? Or is it a piece of handmade fabric? As a part of the three-day event, Green Week, CBS Photography organized a sustainability-themed photo walk. Check out the photographers' view on sustainability.


Is your solution the one Tommy Ahlers is looking for? Then you can win DKK 9 million

DKK 27 million is at stake in the Ministry for Higher Education and Science’s Green Challenge. Here researchers at Danish universities can team up with companies to come up with solutions to three of the greatest green challenges of our time. Each winning team gets DKK 9 million so they can implement their solution.


Is a zero-waste society realistic? Yes, with a circular economy

A circular economy is a zero-waste system. In a circular economy, you think about the next life of your product. In a circular economy, inequality is avoided. A circular economy has the potential to uphold our living standards in the future. Does it sound utopian? Well, Ida Auken, MP from the Danish Social Liberal Party, Karin Klitgaard from the Confederation of Danish Industry, Anders Bering from Carlsberg, and CBS researchers Jesper Clement and Sönnich Dahl Sönnichsen offer their views on what it takes for society to succeed in a circular economy.


Campus pastor at CBS helps students tackle life’s problems

Anxiety, competitive culture, and the feeling of being alienated. These are some of the tendencies that the campus pastors at CBS highlighted when students rated the mental study environment at CBS as unsatisfactory in the Educational Environment Assessment published last year. Being a student isn’t easy, and it doesn’t get easier if you’re feeling stressed out or if things aren’t going smoothly on the home front. But help is at hand.


CBS and Danish Shipping have succeeded in creating a labor market for graduates  

When students graduate from the BSc in Shipping and Trade at CBS they can walk right into the labor market and take up a full-time position. No Master’s degree is needed. The BSc program, which has been developed in close collaboration with Danish Shipping, is exactly what the Minister of Higher Education and Science is looking for when it comes to establishing a labor market for graduates.


Destination: North Korea

Three globetrotters make up a new CBS-founded travel agency, Above Borders, offering destinations in North Korea. They want to show travelers new insights into the world’s most isolated countries. But why North Korea? Isn’t that dangerous? And which country is next on their list? Our student writer, Andreas Boers, sat down with Above Borders for a round of rapid-fire questioning.


Denmark achieved gender equality a long time ago… “Let’s be frank – it’s bullshit!”

At CBS’ celebration of International Women’s Day, participants were asked to come up with suggestions that could bust the myth that gender equality had already been achieved in Denmark. CBS delivered one of three cases for discussion: How could CBS get more women to move up the academic hierarchy? “Male professors, give up power,” one suggested.


Has the Huey, Dewey and Louie effect taken over CBS? Three female professors think so

For 20 years, women’s representation among professors hasn’t improved one jot. They still represent 20 percent of the professors. How can CBS change that? Well, if you ask three female professors it’s clear.


”Retaining international students is a two-sided responsibility”

Four international students from the MSc in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship want to help fellow international students to strengthen their network, find a job and settle down in Denmark. “It’s a way of showing that we care about Denmark and the international students,” says CBS student Jakub Taptik.


‘Fremtidsfabrikken’ a CBS student podcast: Learning from business stars in cool cars

Podcasting is booming. According to by Nochmal Consulting, the number of Danish podcasts has nearly doubled from 1,264 in February 2016 to 2,490 in January 2019. The trend has not gone unnoticed at CBS. Here, several students have been inspired to join the market and make their own podcast. Among them are Lars Horsbøl and Eske Gerup who produce the podcast ‘Fremtidsfabrikken’.


CBS’ successful summer university may get a sister – a winter university

CBS’ summer university, ISUP offers courses in an extraordinary setting that attracts more and more students and teachers from all over the world every year. To keep up with demand, ISUP is offering new courses and is working to get an accreditation – and they’re even flirting with the idea of establishing a winter university. Oh – and ISUP turns 20 this year! 


New CBS president wants to bring the technical and natural sciences to CBS

Building bridges sums up new president, Nikolaj Malchow-Møller's agenda for CBS. He wants to bring the natural and technical sciences, the business community, and society around us closer to CBS. He wants to make studying into a lifelong experience, and he thinks that the way to curb stress is to make space for your personal life. And he loves oatmeal, old western movies and Liverpool FC.


The man in the red sweater says goodbye

The retiring President of CBS, Per Holten-Andersen gave out hugs and his favorite cream cake, ‘Gåsebryst’, to everyone when he said goodbye to CBS on February 27. Listen to his farewell speech, in which he thanks the sometimes-invisible people of CBS, quotes Winston Churchill, and explains why he is honored to have received the Tintin character, Max Bjævermose, by Universities Denmark.


Merger: Constructing a new department takes its toll

To make room for about 50 new colleagues as part of the comprehensive merger process, the offices of the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy have been under construction since December. The reconstruction has resulted in poor working conditions for about three months. “I fully understand the annoyance about the reconstruction, but that’s the way it is,” says Mads Mordhorst, Deputy Head of Department.


Are you okay? New survey investigates PhD students’ working conditions

PhD and Master’s students worldwide report rates of depression and anxiety that are six times higher than those of the general public, according to a recently published research paper. Now, the PhD Association Network of Denmark and the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs want to investigate the working conditions of Danish PhD students.