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Have a super fantastic and fabulous summer 😎

CBS WIRE will be back in August, so you’d better get ready for a load of sweaty, juicy, scratchy and crunchy articles, blog posts, podcasts, films and guides. In the meantime, remember to eat a lot of ice cream, chill out by the waterfront and gaze up into the treetops.


PhD students at CBS missed having a community, so they created their own

CBS has its first PhD association, PAC. It is initiated by PhD students who longed for a proper community to connect with, and a place to develop opinions and strategies for PhDs at CBS. And they also want to have fun.


Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen is the new Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science

The Social Democrats’ former spokesperson for Children and Social Affairs, Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, takes over the post of Minister for Higher Education and Science after Tommy Ahlers. “Education is undoubtedly Denmark’s most important commodity,” she writes on her website. She’s been a member of parliament since 2011.


What does it take to make a loaf of bread from scratch? Lena’s finding out

So far, 20 to 25 people have been involved in CBS graduate Lena Tünkers’ bread experiment, From Farm to Feast. She’s going through every step of producing a loaf of bread – from picking up grain at the farmer’s to building a clay oven. All of this without spending any money.


First department makes its own sustainability policy: “Why wait, when you can lead the way?”

With an aim of limiting the CO2 footprint, the Department of Organization at CBS is the first to have made a sustainability policy that prohibits unnecessary flying, introduces vegetarian catering, and in general seeks to challenge an un-ecofriendly conference culture. The initiators hope the policy will push CBS and inspire others.


A simple solution transformed a classroom into thesis workstations for students – it’s a huge success

Graduate House wanted to help more master’s students find a place to work during their thesis, so they transformed a classroom into an office. The extra thesis workstations have been such a hit among the students that Graduate House is thinking about repeating it next spring. 


A guide to Copenhagen for summer schoolers and everyone else 😍

You’ve arrived at the perfect time to enjoy the best of what Copenhagen has to offer. In this summer school Copenhagen guide, student reporter, Caroline Sølver, has provided a Copenhagen bucket list – from food, to hidden gems and what to do if the weather’s bad.


We’re running out of coffee! Can students from CBS and DTU turn you into a responsible coffee drinker?

By 2050, the area for coffee production will have shrunk by 50 percent, while the demand will have gone up. The coffee company, Peter Larsen Kaffe asked students from CBS and DTU to come up with solutions to inform consumers about the future of coffee production so they can make a responsible choice. The solutions have just been presented at Folkemødet.


Critique to the media world: 27 positive stories about foreigners

Photographer and professor at CBS, Susana Borrás is ready with a new photographic exhibition. It aims to break away from "the negative and one-sided media coverage of international citizens" living in Denmark by showcasing positive stories of Europeans.


“It’s not the music that needs to change, it’s the culture”

The fine arts are having a tough time attracting a younger audience. Lærke Mogensen, President of CBS Culture has an idea why. At Folkemødet, she shared her thoughts and challenged the directors of concert halls and Danish symphony orchestras in a panel debate, which resulted in collaboration on the shaping of DR Koncerthuset’s forthcoming program.


From a jungle in Sri Lanka to Silicon Valley: How a CBS start-up grew from near closure to three-digit growth in one year

In March 2018, the founders of the CBS start-up, Chabber agreed that they would give it one more shot before throwing in the towel. At the end of May 2019, they set off for Silicon Valley to try and enter the American market. “I can’t recall experiencing anything this intense,” says co-founder Valdemar Gaarn Rasmussen.


Tourism xenophobia is a thing and you might have it…

Just like a fear of heights, people can have a fear of unfamiliar food and culture, also known as xenophobia. But do xenophobes even travel? Two tourism researchers from CBS investigated this question for the first time ever. And the surprising answer is yes. But they do it in a specific way! And a lot of us might have a slight tendency to suffer from tourism xenophobia, as the researchers call it.


“Higher education is broken” and Nordic Rebels are “here to fix it”

There’s a rebel movement at Student & Innovation House in Frederiksberg. It aims to fix traditional ways of teaching and learning and replace them with "goosebumping" learner-centered methods, cooking and storytelling.


Must try: Here are the five best pizzerias in Copenhagen

According to our student reporter, Caroline Sølver, summertime in Copenhagen means pizza time. In this guide, she shares her top five pizza places. Ready, steady, pizza time!


Fewer women than men apply for research grants: “They have a moral duty to do so,” says professor

The Independent Research Fund Denmark receives about a third fewer grant applications from women compared to men. At CBS, it’s even worse. The Vice Dean of Research at CBS argues that female scholars miss out on chances for promotion when not applying and thereby a possibility to bridge the huge gender gap at professor level.