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Fire away: Ask Danske Bank’s interim CEO all your critical questions at CBS

Danske Bank’s interim CEO, Jesper Nielsen will take the hot seat when CBS and CBS PRME invite students and employees to a debate with Danske Bank on February 6.

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5 tips for students and other traveling enthusiasts who want to go to Japan

If you come to Japan as an exchange student like me, or as a tourist, there are things to do and to be aware of. The internet is bursting with articles about Japanese culture and all the dos and don’ts. But I would like to introduce you to my top 5 tips.


Spisestuerne has reduced food waste to almost zero in one year – obtaining the ‘organic catering’ accreditation is next

The introduction of a food waste box at 2 PM in Spisestuerne’s canteens has reduced the amount of food waste to less than one percent on an average day. Furthermore, Spisestuerne is aiming for the ‘organic catering’ accreditation, and to switch out packaging and plastic cutlery with sustainable alternatives.


‘The Danish song is a young blonde girl’: A song and a shitstorm later

CBS came under heavy fire when Associate Professor Mads Mordhorst at CBS apologized for singing Kai Hoffman and composer Carl Nielsen’s 'Den danske sang er en ung blond pige' / 'The Danish song is a young blonde girl' during a morning meeting at the university. The apology was given because a teacher present at the meeting felt excluded by the song. But what concerns – if any – should we consider before we unleash our vocal cords at public institutions? Press play and dive deeper into the case that sparked one of the most furious debates about values in 2018.


Are we all con artists?

The disclosure of several cases of white-collar crime worth millions and billions of Danish kroner marked 2018 as the year of fraud and greed. But what makes us commit large-scale fraud, or fiddle our income tax? CBS WIRE asked two researchers who say that it’s a basic human phenomenon that is unlikely to go away.


Universities and industry in Denmark kick-start international brain gain

Denmark’s students, universities and industry unite in a new national partnership with the aim of making it easier for international graduates to start their career in Denmark. Tom Dahl-Østergaard, the Dean’s Representative of International Talent Retention at CBS, has been appointed as one of two university representatives in the partnership.


Global outreach has made CBS’ Boardroom Programs among the best in the world

Engagement in global projects like the Global Board Leadership Summit, which comes to CBS in September, is one of the reasons why CBS’ Board Education has continued to grow in popularity since it started in 2013. Furthermore, about 40 percent of the participants of the board programs are women who become qualified to take up boardroom positions.


The screens have invaded our lives – it’s time we made a stand

BOOK NEWS: We’ve developed an even closer symbiosis with our smartphones over the last 10 years. It’s a dream for tech giants. But does it have to be our dream too?


Sometimes, I simply just do it

I have this English subject that’s been ‘haunting’ me for years now. I took this subject a while ago when I was studying somewhere else. However, it didn’t go so well. Okay... I FAILED.


CBS researchers investigate the world of tea: A window into politics, capitalism and sustainability

Tea, the second-most consumed drink in the world, is undergoing rigorous scrutiny, as three anthropologists from CBS explore what sustainable tea is, how it is certified, and who benefits from the certifications. Also, hear how entering into the worlds of tea has changed the researchers’ view on this tasty brew.


Frederiksberg Municipality wants CBS students and researchers to make the city smarter

Between February 8 and 10, students, researchers, businesses and citizens of Frederiksberg Municipality have the chance to flex their innovative muscles and come up with solutions to some of the city’s challenges when CBS hosts Frederiksberg Municipality’s Smart City Challenge.


CBS professor’s management paper is the most cited of the decade

Professor Jeremy Moon and his co-author Dirk Matten were surprised when their paper on corporate social responsibility landed them the prestigious ‘Paper of the Decade’ award. But what’s the secret to getting a piece cited an astounding 3,504 times? We talked to Professor Jeremy Moon to find out.

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Studying or interning in New York City? Here’s what you need to know

Caroline Sølver is spending her fifth semester at CBS interning at a Danish/American company in the city of all cities, NYC. In this post, she shares her best tips and advice for those who are interested in doing the same.


Top 10: What’s under the Christmas tree this year?

Christmas Eve is fast approaching, and for the well-organized the last presents are already in. But what items are trending this year? Two CBS researchers know the answer. PhD Fellow, Niels Buus Lassen and Associate Researcher, René Madsen have trawled Google for this year’s most sought-after gifts to make a top 10 list. Maybe some of them will be under your tree too?


Will CBS become a smoke-free university?

Six smoking scenarios are up for discussion, including no smoking during work hours and no smoking in outdoor areas. The General Consulting Committee thinks CBS should introduce compulsory smoking zones. The Senior Management will discuss and decide the future smoking policy during next year.


Can we measure responsibility?

CBS is committed to implement the six PRME principles on responsible management education. But can the outcome of the principles be measured? That’s what Associate Professor, Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan at CBS is going to find out as the new Academic Director of PRME. And she wants to introduce more case studies and advance education on ethical behavior too.


The legal claim is extended to three years and it’s now easier to study part-time

The Danish parliament has agreed on the vision for Danish universities. This includes an extension to the legal claim from two to three years, better opportunities for studying part-time, and the possibility of doing one-year postgraduate courses.


She went to Rome and came home with a cat – now she has written a book about it

A bond was formed in Rome when CBS student Marina Gross saw the little cat, Cumparsita for the first time on holiday last year. Today, Cumparsita lives with Marina Gross who has just written a book from Cumparsita’s perspective. And the book has a special purpose.


How can CBS make international graduates stay in Denmark? Tom’s about to find out

He has travelled to 80 countries and worked for international students for seven years at CBS. Now, Tom Dahl-Østergaard has been entrusted to find out how to retain the international graduates. But how is he going to do that? Part of the answer is to build a bridge to Danish society.


CBS’ answer to 700 researchers’ climate appeal: “It’s a concern that we share!”

“We regard the letter as a deep concern for the climate. This is a concern that we share and we are positive about the request.” This is the message from the Senior Management at CBS after they discussed a climate appeal from more than 700 researchers from all eight of Denmark’s universities.