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Five new food places to try in Copenhagen this spring

Our student reporter, Caroline Sølver, knows what’s up in Copenhagen! She’s always on the lookout for new food joints in the city. And when she’s not busy eating at one of them, she’s writing about them. In this guide, she shares five of the new additions to the Copenhagen food scene, so you know where to go this spring

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Why teachers should use emojis more often 😊

If teachers want to be perceived as warm people, they should try adding a few smileys to their emails, argues Associate Professor at CBS, Antonia Erz. She’s just completed a research paper about the use of emojis in online communication between students and teachers and offers advice to colleagues on the matter – like why teachers should stay away from the winking smiley.

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CBS professor is charged with money laundering and stripped of teaching and supervision tasks

Henrik Ramlau-Hansen, CBS professor and former financial director of Danske Bank, is no longer teaching or taking on new tasks as a supervisor, as he has been charged with money laundering as part of the investigation into Danske Bank.

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Simple concept from CBS students can change Pandora’s sales

Fewer British men buy Pandora jewelry as gifts. CBS students were asked to crack the case and present solutions to Pandora’s executive team. The live case format builds a bridge between theory and practice and it’s here to stay, according to a CBS teacher and the person who developed the concept

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One foot in a pig hut and the other on the shiny floors of CBS

When Nickolaj Skytte Nielsen was just 19 years old, he invented a special hut for free-range pigs and established his own company in Jutland. Today, at 22 years old, he still runs his business while studying at CBS in Copenhagen. Although it demands a lot of traveling, he loves working with the pig huts. But fellow students from Copenhagen have never seen a pig in real life or heard of huts in their big city lives. Some even think that pigs live on shelves… Well, they don’t!

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Are you suffering from skin starvation?

An exhibition created by CBS and KADK students explores the theme of different bodies through ceramics, blown glass, textiles and a performance piece with touch from strangers. “We’re losing touch with each other,” argues one of the students behind the exhibition.

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It’s our birthday today – come and have an ice cream on us 😁

We’re celebrating our second birthday on May 16 at Solbjerg Plads. Remember to drop by our office – next to Student Hub – at 2 PM and get a super delicious ice cream from Social Foodies.

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Happily ever after…

CBS student and filmmaker Lina Csillag got fed up with pulling off the perfect façade. Breaking out of the tiresome lifestyle required an existential-like crisis that resulted in an eagerness to express her feelings and reflections visually. Now, her short film about why the perfect life is not so perfect after all has premiered. Watch the film here.

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CBS’ new sustainability action plan aims for 100% waste diversion and 100% reduction in CO2 emissions

A new action plan with concrete goals could make CBS a leading university in Europe when it comes to sustainability, argues one of the authors. At the moment, CBS is lagging behind other universities, and if CBS doesn’t push for a sustainable transition, it can potentially lose out on students in the future, according to the authors.

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Christina pushes for more democracy in Moldova

CBS student Christina Hansen was in Moldova during the recent election as a volunteer for the youth organization, Silba. She was there to talk about democracy with adolescents and to observe that everything went according to plan, as electoral fraud is common. “My experience in Moldova has helped me figure out what I want to do with my career,” she says.

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A month of welfare: How can CBS increase student welfare?

Student wellbeing is being impacted on all sides. So what can be done about it? During May, CBS Students wants to invite the students of CBS to events that talk about how to improve wellbeing. Also, CBS Students encourages you to share your ideas on what CBS can do.

(Photo: Mette Koors)

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Merger postponed CBS job satisfaction survey by one year – it’s coming this autumn

CBS’ job satisfaction survey was supposed to take place last autumn but was postponed due to the large department merger, which resulted in CBS going from 14 to 11 departments. Employee representatives explain that conducting a survey last year would not have been any use.

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Students build neural network that can recognize skin cancer  

People have trained neural networks to recognize the differences between dogs and muffins. CBS students Mads Gade Henrichsen and Aske Bøttger have taken this one step further and built a neural network that can detect cancer with 90 percent accuracy using scanned images of moles.

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“It’s good to focus on other things, so that I don’t become a huge karate nerd”

CBS student Katrine Lionett Pedersen is among the best karate fighters in the world. She’s Denmark’s big medal hope for the Olympic Games in 2020, and she recently won the bronze medal at the European Championships. Soon she’s going to turn in her bachelor, but the fight for her career and her beloved sport has only just begun.

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A guide to ‘fællesspisning’ in Copenhagen: cheap meals and charming company

In this guide, student reporter, Caroline Sølver, introduces five places that serve cheap meals in a social setting. Whether you’re broke or into trying out different dining concepts, this is for you!

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Ready to recycle? Spisestuerne gets two recycling stations thanks to student initiative

Students from the organization Oikos were surprised that CBS didn’t have any recycling stations. In collaboration with Campus Services, they’ve now installed two recycling stations at Spisestuerne’s canteen at Solbjerg Plads as a three-month pilot. The collaborators want to start a movement and transform CBS into a green campus.  

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CBS’ expansion plans move one step closer

The realization of expanding CBS’ campus with new classrooms, common areas and laboratories has moved a little closer. CBS has reached an agreement with Metroselskabet and Frederiksberg Municipality about the purchase of land between The Wedge and Fasanvej. The expansion will solve some of CBS’ challenges concerning the transformation of their education programs to support other teaching formats.

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Are universities at risk of just becoming hotels for researchers?  

More funding for research is set aside for specific fields or types of research. This leaves less room for researchers to be innovative and can potentially turn universities into just “hotels for researchers,” argues Professor Majken Schultz. Together with the Committee on Science Policy from the Royal Academy of Science and Letters, she has written a white paper with recommendations on how to ensure freedom of research, which is otherwise at risk of becoming yet more controlled.

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Five great things to do in Copenhagen now the sun is (finally) out

It’s no secret that winters in Copenhagen can be bleak; in the deepest depths of December I was going to class in the dark and coming home in the dark. Even coming from England (where the weather is not known to be the best), the dark and cold winter did seem to drag on. But in the last few weeks it seems that the sun has peeped its sleepy head out from behind the clouds; spring has officially sprung! Despite not quite being shorts weather, it’s still warm enough to get out and about and enjoy the wonder of Copenhagen in the sun! I’ve been in and around the city and found some truly wonderful things to do now the sun is (finally) out!

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