Manuel Llorca prepares EU for tackling energy poverty and a tough winter
Rising energy demands combined with a low production of electricity from renewables have resulted in soaring energy prices and laid bare the consequences for people living in so-called energy poverty. CBS researcher Manuel Llorca wants to understand their problems and is equipping the EU Commission with tools for warding off a potential energy poverty crisis.
15 Dec 2021
CBS’ sustainability plan aims at limiting new item purchases – so what is being done?
Globally, the amount of electronic waste is only going one way – up. In CBS’ Campus Sustainability Profile from 2019, CBS aims at limiting new item purchases. But what is being done to limit the purchase of new iPhones and computers and recycle the old devices?
14 Dec 2021
CBS applies for STARS sustainability certification
To qualify for STARS sustainability certification, CBS must report on its performance in a range of areas such as energy, curriculum, diversity and food, and maintain policies for achieving sustainability. Also, a new CBS handbook will question employees on whether they actually need new phones or other equipment.
07 Dec 2021
Senior Management listens to the students and adjusts plan for study place reductions
After massive protests and internal consultations, the Senior Management will no longer close the BSc in Business Administration and Philosophy and the MSocSC in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Instead, the study places will be achieved by reducing intakes across several bachelor’s and master’s programs. The new plan will cost CBS around DKK 5 million more a year and will be presented to the Board for final approval on 2 December.
29 Nov 2021
I want to buy my worn-out CBS computer and got a no – so what happens now?
Every year, the number of electronic devices used increases by 2.5 billion tons, and according to the European Parliament, very little of it is recycled. What does CBS do to reduce and recycle its electronic waste? CBS WIRE asked the Head of IT Support.
29 Nov 2021
“We risk losing out on future change makers, innovators, and female entrepreneurs who are so desperately needed”
CBS’ first program devoted to teaching entrepreneurship is in line for closure. Former line coordinator and teacher at the MSocSc in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Christina Lubinski, criticizes the Senior Management’s focus on unemployment rates and fears that the start-up environment in Denmark will suffer.
23 Nov 2021
Senior Management schedules extra hearing for students in wake of protests
“We use the hearings to see whether input from the organization can give grounds for adjusting the plan,” says Inger Askehave, the Acting President of CBS. She and the Dean of Education, Gregor Halff, also answer questions regarding whether CBS can live up to its strategy and how they will avoid layoffs.
22 Nov 2021
Professor: “This will destroy CBS’ integrative function in the Danish education system”
Professors Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen and Bent Meier Sørensen call the Senior Management’s proposal to close six CBS programs “a return to an ordinary business school” and “a hurried decision” and blame the management for sitting idly by for months and not listening to employees’ suggestions.
17 Nov 2021
The risk of layoffs resulting from program closures could be minimal, claims General Consultation Committee member
The General Consultation Committee (HSU) has met with Senior Management about the proposed plan to close six programs. Ole Helmersen, HSU member, explains that alternative implementations of the two phases were discussed, and that he believes that the risk of layoffs can be reduced.
17 Nov 2021
Academic Council sends letter of concern about proposed program closures to Senior Management
Before the rumors of a proposed closure of six CBS programs was confirmed, the Chairmanship of the Academic Council sent a letter of concern to the Senior Management, in which they worry that the process will be “very closed”, like the one leading to the approval of CBS’ strategy behind closed doors in the summer 2020.
Updated: 17 Nov 2021
CBS Students: “CBS risks becoming less diverse and more elitist”
Mads Taudal Nyeng, President of CBS Students, is against the political premise behind the reduced intake. He predicts that the government will not get what it wants, which is more and better educational opportunities.
16 Nov 2021
Students protest proposal to close six CBS programs: “It’s slaughter”
More than 350 current and previous students from programs at risk of being closed are forming alliances, protests and petitions against CBS’ proposal. Students call the current process “undemocratic” and fear CBS will become just “an ordinary business school”.
15 Nov 2021
Senior Management proposes to close six programs starting from 2023 to meet government demand – layoffs cannot be ruled out
By 2030, CBS is to reduce its intake by 10%. In total, that is 628 study places in Frederiksberg. On November 12, the Senior Management presented a study place reduction plan to the CBS Board of Directors. The plan includes closing the BSc in Business Administration and Philosophy, and several master’s programs. Now, hearings will be held regarding the plan until the final agreement is made at a CBS Board meeting on December 2.
12 Nov 2021
A trashy issue: “The to-go packaging is our biggest hurdle”
Jespers Torvekøkken runs experiments to find solutions to their single-use coffee cups, paper bags and plastic packaging problems, for example, a pilot with coffee-cup rental, and a closed trash circuit. “Reuse is the ultimate goal,” says Chief Commercial Officer at Jespers Torvekøkken.
11 Nov 2021
Criticized company form dispensed with: “Now, only children with rich parents can afford to start businesses”
Irregular political moved and bad publicity have been the downfall of the entrepreneur company form, and on November 15, 5,500 businesses risk facing a compulsory dissolution, according to CBS professor Troels Michael Lilja. Along with Danish researchers in company law, he advised against the decision, which has resulted in Denmark having the second-highest capital adequacy requirement in the EU. The Chair of Danish Entrepreneurs says that entrepreneurs are left in a no man’s land.
10 Nov 2021
Colleague karma, elastic band exercises and a good laugh: CBS hosts wellbeing week for employees
November 15 to 19, all of CBS’ employees are invited to participate in various events, all with a common purpose – to increase psychological and physical wellbeing. “The moment I got back to CBS after the lockdown, I was challenged by my bad habits,” says Tina Falch, Ergonomics Ambassador at CBS and co-initiator of wellbeing week.
03 Nov 2021
The Capital Region of Denmark is investigating possible pollution hazards at a CBS building
Howitzvej 11–13 once used to house an electroplating factory and a laboratory. Now, the grounds are being investigated for hazardous substances such as heavy metals and chlorinated solvents that can threaten the groundwater, explains a consultant from the Capital Region of Denmark.
03 Nov 2021
CBS PhD Fellow answers billion-dollar question: Can financial crises be predicted?
The idea occurred to him during a run in the grounds of Harvard Business School, and when the data showed a more than convincing result, Jakob Ahm Sørensen knew he was on to something. The PhD Fellow at CBS tells the story of being a bachelor’s student wanting to understand the financial meltdown of 2008 to answer a crucial question about crisis predictability.
02 Nov 2021
Sofie missed a media for her generation – so she launched her own
CBS students have got a new media outlet for themselves: À-Propos Magazine. Behind it is CBS student Sofie Olesen, who missed a place to express her opinions and read what other people from her generation have on their minds. “There’s a lot of talk about our generation, but very few voices. I want to create a space where we can be heard,” she says.
01 Nov 2021
CBS introduces recycling bins throughout campus: The journey started 2.5 years ago
Now, students and employees can sort their waste at CBS wherever they are on campus in up to seven different fractions. The student organization oikos Copenhagen initiated a pilot project in 2019 that, with help from CBS, grew and become permanent, putting CBS one year ahead of the Danish government’s waste sorting policy, according to the Program Manager.
27 Oct 2021
Academic Council meets with the chair of the CBS Board to improve relations
After the Academic Council directed incisive criticism at the Senior Management and the CBS Board of Directors in its annual report from spring this year, the chairs have been meeting to improve relations. At the Academic Council’s latest meeting, the Chair of the CBS Board of Directors, Torben Möger Pedersen, was invited to share his ambitions and priorities for CBS.
27 Oct 2021
CBS researcher puts digital entrepreneurship and expats on the agenda for local elections
Professor Jan Damsgaard is the initiator behind two after-work meetings where local politicians from Frederiksberg and Copenhagen are invited to discuss digital entrepreneurship and expats’ involvement in society. “Sharing opinions is important for the democratic discourse,” he says.
26 Oct 2021
“With this book, we have not said the last word on sexism – we have said the first”
It started as an idea for a handbook based on 800 testimonies about sexism experienced across Danish universities. But then “our ambitions grew”, say two CBS researchers behind a new book on how to fight sexism. The book can be downloaded for free.
25 Oct 2021
It’s time to run for office: “I have learned more than I otherwise would have in 10 years”
Students can now run for positions on the Academic Council and Board of Directors. Two current members share their experiences and underline why students should run. “You learn how to get your message and opinions across in a setting with many different stakeholders,” says a representative from the Academic Council.
19 Oct 2021
What happens when students and professionals learn together? CBS and Station aim to find out
A shared pilot project between CBS Kontinuum and Station is investigating what happens when students and professionals join forces in a classroom to learn about so-called “wicked problems”. The aim is to develop new learning formats to support lifelong learning, explains the project leader and CBS’ Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning.
14 Oct 2021
“Our social life will be challenged”
Normally, the large reading room at Dalgas Have offers students 150 study places, but until March next year, the Department of Digitalization will be moving in while its ‘home’ at Howitzvej 60 is renovated. The Head of Department, Helle Zinner, acknowledges that the working conditions are not ideal, but calls the situation “a blessing in disguise”. Meanwhile, Station will provide temporary study places for the displaced students.
11 Oct 2021
New national data management strategy to bring desk-drawer data to light
Worldwide, data volumes are doubling every 9 to 12 months. Unfortunately, much of that data goes missing or is not put to use, explains Professor John Renner Hansen. He has chaired the committee that has developed Denmark’s new strategy for managing research data, which aims to make Danish research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. “This is momentous,” says Senior Advisor Mareike Buss from CBS Library.
07 Oct 2021
CBS Professor helps patients to bring their innovative ideas to life: “We don’t mean special teas for bad tummies. No, we mean exoskeletons”
Professor Pedro Oliveira has never worked in healthcare, but for the past five years, he has assisted patients and relatives in developing and commercializing ideas that help others with issues ranging from paralysis to cancer. Now, he is hosting a bootcamp at CBS with innovators from 11 countries.
07 Oct 2021
Art is all around us: Have you noticed all the art at CBS?
CBS’ walls and halls are decorated with art by famous and upcoming artists. With campus reopening, a new art season kicked off, including CBS Digital Art Space, showcasing beautiful and provocative video art at Solbjerg Plads.
06 Oct 2021
Top 10: The all-time most cited scientific articles from CBS researchers – is your paper on the list?
A well-cited scientific article can put a researcher’s career on course for success and proves that “your ideas are not completely useless”, as Professor Dana Minbaeva says. She is one of the top 10 authors listed among the most-cited scientific articles from CBS – ever. Check out the list of “research blockbusters”.
04 Oct 2021
Online teaching: “CBS is and will remain an on-campus university”
Students and teachers are back on campus after three semesters of lockdown and online teaching. Where is CBS heading? CBS’ Associate Dean for Technology-Enhanced Learning and CBS Students’ two Vice Presidents explain their views. They are sure of one thing – CBS will not become a university in the cloud.
29 Sep 2021
CBS researchers help the Danish government prepare for the next pandemic
When a new pandemic strikes, the Danish government will have a list of principles to lean on to bring Denmark’s economy unscathed through the turbulence. Two CBS researchers, Birthe Larsen and Yvette Lind, are contributing economics and law expertise to help formulate the principles.
29 Sep 2021
New CBS minor equips students to handle current and future real-estate challenges
Shop closures, digitalization, sustainability and property investment are among the topics and challenges tackled by a new CBS minor developed in close collaboration with the Danish Property Federation. “They asked for our help and knowledge, and it’s CBS’ duty to deliver,” says the Academic Director.
28 Sep 2021
Can blockchain technology battle corruption? Yes, CBS research suggests
Bribes covered as facilitation fees, and document fraud are part of the ugly truth about how global industries are run, the United Nations claims. Now, CBS research suggests that blockchain technology can help to mitigate corruption in the shipping industry – and elsewhere. But fraudsters and crooks will always find a way, the researchers point out.
27 Sep 2021
Can you lead an academic department successfully?
Department heads are often thrown into their position with no formal leadership training, claim three CBS researchers. They have therefore compiled an anthology of tips, tricks and experiences from the field covering subjects including diversity, team spirit and general management to inspire current and future department heads to become successful leaders.
22 Sep 2021
Investigation reveals inexplicable differences in men’s and women’s pay checks at CBS
Male faculty have a higher average wage than their female colleagues in all job categories – except two, an employee portfolio analysis shows. Most noticeable is the difference at associate professor level. A CBS researcher points out several potential explanations – including office housework – and calls for more transparency.
Updated: 23 Sep 2021
Inger Askehave appointed as acting president of CBS
On health grounds, the President of CBS, Nikolaj Malchow-Møller is taking a leave of absence.
20 Sep 2021
Time for the CBS job satisfaction survey
On September 21, CBS employees can start answering the job satisfaction survey. In the 2019 survey, both TAP and VIP personnel slated their career opportunities, but their confidence in Senior Management improved slightly.
20 Sep 2021
Risk of brickwork collapsing closes off CBS building for six weeks
The entire Department of Digitalization has been relocated after an investigation has revealed a risk of brickwork collapsing at Howitzvej 60. “There is no risk of the entire building collapsing,” a statement on CBS Share says.
15 Sep 2021
CBS to return DKK 692,000 to the Agency for Higher Education and Science
CBS contravened the rules when it paid the former President of CBS a one-off fee of DKK 692,000. Now, the Agency for Higher Education and Science is demanding a full refund. CBS has asked the Legal Advisor to the Danish Government to investigate whether CBS can claim against the former board. The investigation is expected to end before 2022, according to the University Director.
13 Sep 2021
Largest IT project in CBS history: Digital heart transplant ahead for CBS – and Karina is the “surgeon”
The 30-year-old IT system, STADS, is intertwined with almost every digital process at CBS. Even the parking registration is hooked up to STADS. Now, all that will change, as the Danish universities are working together to find a successor. The new system is set to be implemented at CBS in 2026.
08 Sep 2021
Art exhibition: Lock yourself to 300 kilograms of climate guilt
The six carbon dioxide molecules with large foot shackles exhibited on the wooden decking outside Café Nexus are both a reminder of our “climate sin”, and a piercing criticism of CBS, explains the initiator, Carolina Edman, from the student organization CBS Art.
08 Sep 2021
New CBS-developed teaching materials are like “a digital and interactive textbook”
A pack of teaching materials with neatly produced videos, quizzes and audio bites for teachers across CBS is in the making. The aim is to give teachers time to focus on their strengths – for example, being present in the classroom with their students rather than fiddling with home-made videos.
07 Sep 2021
Run like the wind: 350 CBS folks participated in this year’s DHL Relay
In total, 52 teams from CBS had signed up to run the DHL Relay in Fælledparken on September 3. An additional 22 teams walked a 5-kilometer route surrounded by barbeque smoke, confetti and blasting sound systems. Can you spot yourself or your colleagues in the gallery?
06 Sep 2021
CBS’ “interior minister” is keen on theater and surprised by how “centralized” CBS is
Inger Askehave, Deputy President at CBS, enjoys being the new kid on the block, as it allows her to ask questions about CBS practices and habits. For example, she aims to challenge the distribution of tasks between the Senior Management and the departments. And then she shares what books she is currently reading, and why it was not all bad starting a new position from home.
02 Sep 2021
Responsibility Day every day
This year’s Responsibility Day was delivered in a hybrid format with royal flair and a message for students about how their potential can change the world. Moreover, the day will last longer, as the Ørsted company case has been turned into a teaching case available for all the teachers. This year’s case asks how you can decarbonize your business down to the very last nut, but still grow.
01 Sep 2021
9,000 students invited to epic 12-hour Semester Start Celebration
Students are back on campus for a semester that is not all about cancellations. Rather the opposite. The annual Semester Start Party has been upgraded to a 12-hour celebration with CBS’ many student organizations participating. “It’s all about creating opportunities for the students to find and form communities,” says CBS Students’ Vice President.
Updated: 06 Sep 2021
The art duo Orkidé has decorated 270 square meters of CBS’ buildings with flowers in bloom to welcome students and employees. The flowers symbolize transformation, growth and new beginnings.
27 Aug 2021
Karsten Dybvad: The responsibility for entering the contract is mine and I, of course, note the Public Accounts Committee and the National Auditors’ criticism
The former Chairman of the CBS Board of Directors, Karsten Dybvad, explains why he signed an agreement with the former President of CBS for a one-off fee of DKK 692,000, although he knew it contravened the rules.
27 Aug 2021
The National Auditors: CBS gave a former president DKK 692,000 well knowing it contravened the rules
The former Chairman of CBS’ Board knew that signing an agreement with the former President of CBS for a one-off fee worth DKK 692,000 was against the rules, the National Auditors concludes in a new report. The Ministry of Higher Education and Science is entitled to demand a full refund of the amount, the report states. CBS will investigate whether there is a basis for making a claim against the former board, according to the University Director.
Updated: 27 Aug 2021
1000 ways to say welcome
This week CBS is opening its doors to new students, and a part of the welcome program is the study start campaign. However, this year the campaign named The Welcome Project is for a wider audience, as it also welcomes current students and employees through a series of pop-up events and cute gimmicks.
25 Aug 2021
Research by “total rookies” that ties criminal records to bankruptcies makes the grade at top US journal
Only very few established researchers in Europe succeed in getting research published in the highly acclaimed journal Review of Accounting Studies, according to the Head of Department of Accounting at CBS. Now, two junior researchers have achieved what is “almost impossible”.
24 Aug 2021
CBS sends 776 students off on exchange: “The students have been persistent and creative to make their exchanges happen”
CBS has received a record number of applications from students wanting to go on exchange this fall, and 776 CBS students are ready to set off. However, coronavirus can change the students’ plans overnight. About 100 students’ trips to Australia were cancelled.
23 Aug 2021
Confetti cannons, rainbow flags and face paint: CBS folks join their fourth pride parade 🌈
Under the motto ‘Love Suits Everyone’, CBS joined the pride parade for the fourth time on August 21, 2021. Scroll through the gallery to experience or relive CBS’ participation in the fabulous, happy and colorful parade during WorldPride.
23 Aug 2021
Rebooting: “Many students have not experienced what studying at CBS is actually like”
Bowling, picnics, canoe and Tivoli trips are some of the social activities bachelor’s and master’s students can look forward to when returning to CBS. The activities are part of a rebooting campaign for current students – and CBS is paying. “There’s a social vacuum, we need to deal with,” says the Academic Director of an MSc Program.
19 Aug 2021
Regionalization puts epic campus plans on hold – but CBS solves “urgent” space problem with 6,000 new square meters
Political decisions, pandemics, digitalization, and climate changes are impacting CBS’ current and future campus development plans, explains University Director, Kirsten Winther Jørgensen. “At the moment, it is really hard to determine what CBS’ future needs will be,” she says.
19 Aug 2021
Is your working life blighted by your inner judge and bad conscience? Talk it out, says a CBS researcher
In the months ahead, it will be crucial for managers and employees to talk together. Not on Teams or Zoom, but at the workplace, explains Pernille Steen Pedersen, Assistant Professor at CBS. In her view, we must talk about our lockdown experiences, but more importantly discuss how inner judges and bad consciences can haunt us.
18 Aug 2021
That’s interesting: “Good research always has an element of a good cock-and-bull story”
Postdoc Jannick Friis Christensen and PhD Thomas Burø from CBS have created the concept ‘That’s interesting’. A kind of science club where researchers and everyone else can hang out and listen to new research being presented. The first event explores how DKK 2,500 million disappears into tax havens every year, and how the oldest building material, wood, is enjoying a revival.
17 Aug 2021
Jesper Petersen is the new Minister for Higher Education and Science
Following a lightning government reshuffle, a new Minister for Higher Education and Science, Jesper Petersen, political spokesperson for the Social Democrats, is taking over the post from Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, who will become the new Minister for Culture.
16 Aug 2021
Remote work: “It will be extremely difficult and challenging – managers will be put through the hoops”
As all staff members return to campus, a balancing act will begin to unite individual and organizational expectations for remote work, point out two managers and a researcher at CBS. They all agree that remote work is a good opportunity, to some extent, but it requires flexibility at both ends.
11 Aug 2021
Flying pans and French military theory: CBS students investigate the restaurant industry to help it transform
CBS students have interviewed some of Copenhagen’s top restaurateurs about leadership, crisis management, innovation and gender issues for their master’s theses. The students hope they can help develop the industry, which is currently characterized by a harsh tone and military hierarchy.
10 Aug 2021
No going back to ‘business as usual’: CBS introduces a new policy on remote work
CBS’ new ‘work from home’ policy encapsulates how the pandemic has affected our understanding of how we work: Work can be done anywhere, not just at a workplace. But what does this mean to individual staff members, and can it undermine our sense of team spirit?
05 Aug 2021
CBS welcomes 3,230 new bachelor students – with close to a third of them selected through quota 2
This year, 953 of the 3,230 study places have been allocated to students admitted through quota 2. In two years, CBS has created 111 study places through quota 2. In total, 7,761 have applied for study places at CBS, which is 600 more than last year.
03 Aug 2021
Finn and Fabio’s master’s thesis is accepted for the world’s largest management conference
Fabio Galletta and Finn Johansson knew they were onto something when they started writing their CBS master’s thesis on project management. In August, they will present their work alongside some of the world’s top-researchers within management at the Academy of Management conference.
02 Aug 2021
CBS’ new chatbot answers questions about admission to CBS’ bachelor’s programs and the meaning of life
The chatbot, Coby, has been fed with no less than 10,000 formulations of questions and answers and is ready to reply 24/7 when new bachelor’s students reach out for help. Student Affairs is considering introducing Coby to other parts of CBS.dk.
30 Jun 2021
The President of CBS: Cutting the intake by between 5% and 10% is neither an amusing nor easy task
Nikolaj Malchow-Møller sees pitfalls and possibilities in the government’s agreement on more and better educations in Denmark. Already, CBS is in dialogue with Business Academy Zealand and Roskilde University about solutions, but he is also concerned about the risk of creating A and B teams among students. And then there is good news about the international students.
29 Jun 2021
When strategies leave behind ghosts in the organization
Reforms and strategies can – if not well implemented – create destructive ghosts that haunt organizations, explains Associate Professor Justine Grønbæk Pors. She draws parallels from her own research to the implementation of CBS’ new strategy and warns that strategies should not become ideologies.
28 Jun 2021
Jespers Torvekøkken aims to supply plant-based food while dreaming of close student collaborations and more underground greenhouses
The Head of Marketing and Sustainability at Jespers Torvekøkken shares her visions for the canteens at CBS, which she expects to be more progressive than other canteens.
23 Jun 2021
New research project aims to make companies account for climate change challenges
The green transition should be reflected in corporate financial accounts in order to hold businesses accountable for climate change challenges, explains Thomas Riise Johansen, CBS Professor and Project Coordinator of the TIME MIRROR project, which has received funds worth DKK 11.6 million.
23 Jun 2021
Did you start buying groceries online during the pandemic? Mie and Jessica know why
Coronavirus disrupted both our grocery shopping behavior and the entire industry, a CBS master's thesis shows. The two thesis writers and their supervisor expect our behavior has changed for good.
22 Jun 2021
The Danish parliament earmarks DKK 100 million to reboot study life
The higher education institutions receive funding to host academic activities and initiatives to improve student wellbeing.
18 Jun 2021
The Dean of Research: We need researchers to join in the public discourse now more than ever
Søren Hvidkjær, the Dean of Research, calls the ongoing debate on the freedom of research both “important” and “unfortunate”. He stresses that, contrary to claims made by Henrik Dahl and Morten Messerschmidt, he has not seen examples of excessive activism at CBS.
17 Jun 2021
Figuring out CBS’ 38 master’s programs will soon be easier: A student dreams of a system that can “spit out my options just like that”
Students, faculty and employers are struggling to make out CBS’ master’s programs. A new structure aims to ensure better communication and more collaboration between programs.
14 Jun 2021
Economic geographer: Politicians are up against a millennia-old trend – moving study places is not a silver bullet
The government wants to move 7,000 study places outside the biggest cities. Mark Lorenzen, Economic Geographer at CBS, explains why that will not necessarily help medium-sized cities. Making the cities attractive to live in is a more efficient way of spending the money, or you risk wasting opportunities, he says.
10 Jun 2021
“Henrik Dahl and Morten Messerschmidt would fail their exams with their anecdotal argumentation”
Two gender and diversity researchers from CBS reply to accusations from politicians Henrik Dahl and Morten Messerschmidt, who state that they have no trust in gender and migration studies and claim that the research is politics and activism in disguise. “We are happy and open to having discussions based on evidence, not on liking and disliking,” says Florence Villesèche, one of the researchers.
10 Jun 2021
“We cannot give back what has been lost – but we can give them a good study start”
CBS’ study administration is gearing up to welcome new students and reboot campus life for second- and third-year students. The students coming to CBS will be different after having coronavirus as a companion for 1.5 years claim three CBS employees working on this year’s study start.
07 Jun 2021
Teams hall meeting: CBS staff raise concerns about government proposal and ask what could happen to CBS
The President of CBS and the Dean of Education answered questions from CBS staff regarding two government proposals that could lead to significant cuts in the intake of CBS students. Staff members asked about a hiring stop, the international environment, and what action CBS is taking to argue against the proposals. The President of CBS encouraged staff members to forward input for the coming debates.
04 Jun 2021
New ministry report: 11,000 students have experienced sexism
Students at the Danish higher education institutions have reported multiple cases of physical and verbal sexism in the Ministry for Higher Education and Science’s new report. In 2019, CBS published its first report investigating sexual harassment in the study environment.
04 Jun 2021
A generation with broken dreams is coming to CBS
Bo Christensen is reading through quota 2 applications for the BSc in Business Administration and Psychology, and to him it is evident that the new students coming to CBS have lost valuable time and missed out on identity-forming activities. “It’s heartrending to read,” he says and asks CBS to consider what to do about this year’s intake of students.
02 Jun 2021
New tool to boost teaching quality at Danish universities is “a major breakthrough”
The eight Danish universities have developed a national framework and tool for allocating merit, as well as acknowledging and developing teachers’ competences in the classroom. The Dean of Education at CBS and CBS Students hope that implementing the framework will boost teaching quality.
01 Jun 2021
CBS wants to attract more diverse students – not only young applicants from Northern Zealand and Copenhagen
In line with CBS’ new strategy and calls from the EU Commission, CBS will soon have a Gender Equality Plan. CBS’ Equal Opportunities Officer explains the preliminary work on the plan and how it can help meet business sector needs for a more diverse range of graduates.
31 May 2021
Government plans to cut back 10% of study places at universities: “The consequences will spread like ripples” says CBS Students
Senior Management, foreseeing that the regionalization proposal will impact on CBS if approved, has convened a Teams Hall meeting. CBS Students is worried about the consequences it can have on the student environment and quality of teaching.
28 May 2021
Two years after the last job satisfaction survey: Sought-after career guide for TAP staff in the pipeline
Shop stewards are enthusiastic about the preliminary version of the coming career guide for technical and administrative staff and emphasize that careers progress sideways as well as upwards. The Head of HR has observed a nervousness about career discussions and hopes the guide can spark a legitimate dialogue about dreams and opportunities.
27 May 2021
Now feedback is a mandatory element of all courses: “It’s a big deal” says CBS Students
In 2017, CBS came in last out of the eight Danish universities regarding giving students sufficient feedback. The Dean of Education says that feedback on all courses is needed out of respect for the students.
26 May 2021
New graduates enter a job market in wild growth despite coronavirus
The number of full-time jobs, student jobs and internships far exceeds figures from previous years, according to Graduateland. “Students no longer call me telling me how awful everything is. Instead, they are calling for advice about job interviews,” says CBS Career Counselor.
21 May 2021
Companies join waiting list for Danish Academic Job Fair
Seventy companies have already signed up for the Danish Academic Job Fair, and are all bringing details of vacant positions with them for new graduates, reports CBS’ Relations Manager.
20 May 2021
CBS establishes promotion track for associate professors: “A clear career path allows for risk taking and the pursuit of big questions”
Associate professors can now follow a promotion track towards a full professorship. According to the Dean of Research, the newly established promotion track will create transparency and higher-quality research. A senior shop steward asks for a broader discussion of other career paths for associate professors not planning to become professors.
19 May 2021
CBS’ CIO: Cyber security is like a cold war
Increasing threat levels for cybercrime and espionage against universities have resulted in a pamphlet on preventing “foreign interference” published by the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) and the ministry. CBS’ CIO explains the innate dilemma between how universities operate and cyber security, and that we all need to be a little more skeptical and watchful.
19 May 2021
Bachelor program hatches its first graduates: “These students took the chance and spent their high grade-point averages on this education program though they didn’t quite know what to expect”
The Bachelor in Business Administration and Digital Management was a hair’s breadth from not being accepted by the ministry, but immediately ranked among the most-sought-after programs at CBS after its launch in 2018. Now, the first student has obtained a bachelor, and the Program Director and Program Manager evaluate the first three years – and look ahead. Will the bachelor get a master’s degree?
14 May 2021
CBS is prevented from fulfilling Denmark’s National Open Access strategy
Realistically, international scientific publishers’ embargo policies, are likely to prevent CBS and Denmark from achieving the goal of universal access to all peer-reviewed research articles from Danish research institutions from 2025 and onwards, claims CBS’ Director of Library and Campus Services. Universities Denmark believes that future contracts similar to the one settled with Elsevier will make it possible.
11 May 2021
Academic Council directs incisive criticism at Senior Management in annual report
In its annual report, the Academic Council heavily criticizes the lack of involvement of staff, faculty and students during a year characterized by sweeping strategy development while a pandemic raged. Both the Academic Council and Senior Management are willing to work towards a “trustful and constructive” collaboration.
06 May 2021
CBS professor wins prestigious award: The first thing I did was to buy a bottle of chilled champagne
Professor Eva Boxenbaum is one of five Danish researchers to receive the coveted Elite Research Award. With the award comes DKK 1 million for research, and Eva Boxenbaum already knows how to spend the money.
06 May 2021
CBS International Office: We take the complaints very seriously
International exchange students criticize CBS International Office for not helping them when it was evident that they still had to pay rent, though unable to leave their home countries. CBS International Office will evaluate its procedures after the complaints.
05 May 2021
Niclas fixes a stinky laundry issue – by creating an app
Finding an empty washing machine can be a time-consuming hassle when you live in a dorm. Niclas Lach experienced that. So he took matters into his own hands, sat up for two nights straight and coded a widget that tells him exactly when the machines are free. Pssst, the widget works for most CBS dorms.
05 May 2021
CBS Academic Housing: “We are not in a position to cancel the contracts”
The CEO of CBS Academic Housing answers criticism from 57 exchange students and explains why it is not in a position to give the students refunds. They will work on improving transparency and information given.
04 May 2021
Exchange students stuck in their home countries face CBS Academic Housing demand to pay for their Danish dorm rooms
Almost 60 exchange students have signed an open letter to CBS Academic Housing sharing their frustrations over having to pay rent for dorm rooms they are unable to move into. Five exchange students describe financial struggles, confusion and feeling neglected by CBS. Several have reached out to lawyers for help with reclaiming their money.
04 May 2021
DKK 80 million surplus: CBS is in the pink due to coronavirus
Corona restrictions put the brakes on traveling and recruitment in 2020, and it shows in CBS’ annual result, which ended with a surplus of DKK 80 million, as opposed to the DKK 22 million surplus projected. Part of the surplus will be spent on postponed activities, explains CBS’ University Director, who also expects lockdown learnings to influence future travel behavior.
27 Apr 2021
The power of the wallet: We vote with our money
As consumers, do we have the power to force businesses to change their behavior, improve working conditions, and become sustainable? Yes, claim two CBS researchers, who share their views on the matter in the wake of the Nemlig.com case and give three pieces of advice.
26 Apr 2021
New minor urges students to reimagine organizations, corporations, capitalism – the entire economy!
Is there a way to transform our societies and economies towards more environmental and social justice? Yes, three CBS researchers claim. And with a new minor, they want to show students existing alternatives such as eco-villages, democratic corporations and circular economies, and give them the tools to build new organizations, businesses and economies themselves.
21 Apr 2021
Café Nexus reopens Wednesday April 21
“Café Nexus is run by the students for the students, and we can’t wait to get back to serving that purpose,” says the President of CBS Students, Mads Taudal Nyeng, about the reopening of Café Nexus.
21 Apr 2021
Sustainability in The University Act: Are 558 researchers and teachers’ dreams coming true?
The Danish government is open to including the climate and biodiversity crises in the object clause of The University Act. One and a half years ago, Associate Professor at CBS, Emil Husted, co-authored an open letter on the matter, which was signed by 558 researchers and teachers. He is following the re-ignited discussion with excitement and concern.
20 Apr 2021
CBS Students discusses possible reopening of Café Nexus on April 21
The Danish parliament has agreed to bring forward the reopening, including cafés and restaurants, which can reopen for outdoor and indoor serving on April 21. CBS Students is in dialogue with CBS on whether it makes sense to reopen Café Nexus. The extended reopening for higher education institutions does not affect CBS.
16 Apr 2021
Now all students with a negative test can book study seats and group rooms at CBS – and there is plenty of room
The new CBS test facility can test 1,000+ students and employees a day if necessary. Amanda Andresen and Laura Bech were tested before a study session at CBS Library. “It's amazing to be back,” say the two students.
16 Apr 2021
Irene tops ‘100 Women in Shipping’ list: “I would be prouder to be the number one person in the shipping industry”
Every year, the media allaboutshipping.co.uk honors 100 women in shipping. This year, Program Director of the Blue MBA at CBS, Irene Rosberg tops the list. But she would rather that merit comes before gender. Is the shipping industry moving ahead or still anchored in traditions and old-fashioned opinions?
14 Apr 2021
CBS’ Data Protection Officer calls an EU Court of Justice decision “one of the wildest in his field” and it has a major impact on researchers
It started as a quarrel between an Austrian activist and Facebook, now the decision in the so-called Schrems II case in the EU Court of Justice has consequences for researchers who cannot as easily share personal data with colleagues outside the EU. The question is: Can you strive for open access and adhere to strict data protection rules at the same time?
14 Apr 2021
Can your entrepreneurial idea fix an economy in COVID-19 shock?
The team behind the CBS-anchored #covidWISE project has created Ideation Awards, an initiative that invites students to submit entrepreneurial ideas for solving social and economic issues arising in the wake of the pandemic. Four CBS students have already submitted their idea for hosting online museum exhibitions.
12 Apr 2021
Lockdown testimonies: Felikss travelled from Latvia to CBS by car to find out his exam was cancelled
Four international students share their experiences of studying at CBS during lockdown, how to deal with “socializing being postponed for a year”, demotivation and home sickness.
09 Apr 2021
CBS’ President and CBS Students welcome a discussion on turning SU into interest-free loans
The Danish Chamber of Commerce suggests interest-free loans could replace SU for master’s students. The President of CBS Students welcomes a discussion on the matter and hopes the debate will be constructive. A trade union warns that fewer students are likely to apply for master’s degrees if the idea is introduced.
08 Apr 2021
All new CBS students to be tested in academic integrity to avoid cheating
Starting from the fall semester, new students will have to pass a course on academic integrity. About 30% of the students are unsure about the rules, says Senior Adviser from CBS Library. Also, a new network is bringing together teachers, researchers and administrative staff to help students understand how to avoid academic misconduct and prevent plagiarism anxiety.
06 Apr 2021
Go to Italy, France or Finland without crossing the border: CBS and eight universities launch online elective exchanges
A new collaboration between nine European business schools, including CBS, enables fifth-semester bachelor students to take online electives at various universities. CBS’ Vice Dean of International Education envisions the collaboration potentially expanding to cover more universities and more students in future.
29 Mar 2021
How much can funny cat videos pollute us? Not much, right?
Associate Professor Attila Márton wants to teach his students to think of digitalization as something that can be as polluting as dumping wastewater in a river. Therefore, he has transformed his course in Advanced Strategic Information Management to turn students into digital ecologists.
25 Mar 2021
International scientific publishers milk universities – you and I pay the price
International scientific publishers have profit margins that rival Google and Apple. Universities are struggling to disentangle themselves from the system, which has created a state of dependence. “It’s daylight robbery,” says CBS Director of Library and Campus Services. Does a new agreement with the Danish universities outline a way out?
24 Mar 2021
Test center and control procedures: CBS to reopen on April 6
A negative corona test taken within the past 72 hours will be your access card to the CBS campus when it reopens on April 6. CBS Students is seated at the table when CBS discusses detailed plans for the gradual reopening. “Study places and group rooms are first priority,” says the President of CBS Students.
23 Mar 2021
CBS almost reaches goal for international graduate employment rate two years early
Just three years ago, non-Danish CBS graduates had the lowest employment rate. Only 22% were employed two years after graduation. Now, the figure has risen to 30%, only a hair’s breadth from CBS’ goal. CBS' International Talent Retention Manager has some ideas to potentially further boost the employment rate.
22 Mar 2021
CBS receives 15% more quota 2 applications compared to 2020
Altogether, 4,155 quota 2 applicants have put CBS as their first priority in this year’s round of applications. Covid-19 could explain the increase, says CBS’ Head of Student Affairs. Now, CBS is looking into increasing the number of study places for quota 2 students.
19 Mar 2021
Despondency is spreading – with no prospect of knowing when students can return to campus
Universities Denmark wants students back on campus now, especially first-year students. Currently, there is no date for reopening universities, and CBS Students is concerned that restrictions will keep teaching and exams online for the rest of the semester. They hope, however, that study places and group rooms can reopen.
16 Mar 2021
Do you talk about your never-ending invisible work? Perhaps you should
Digitalization projects in the public sector often result in invisible work, claims CBS researcher Ursula Plesner. A new research project puts this invisible work under the magnifying glass and aims to express what it is and how it makes organizations flow.
10 Mar 2021
How much CO2 do you save by swapping your bottled shampoo for a bar of soap? Green Week workshop teaches you to calculate the difference
As part of Green Week in week 11, students can take a two-day workshop on carbon literacy. The workshop teaches carbon basics and how to calculate your CO2 footprint, while challenging participants to make efforts to reduce their CO2 emissions.
10 Mar 2021
The digital transformation is in motion – but who controls the direction?
If we don’t want the tech giants to create a dystopian digital reality, we must take control of them, say CBS researchers. What is their dream scenario?
09 Mar 2021
International Women’s Day: Understanding and acting on sexism should be a basic leadership competence like making a budget
CBS researchers present a new handbook on how to fight sexism in academia to celebrate International Women’s Day at CBS. The handbook is based on the more than 700 stories about sexism experienced across Danish universities, and the authors hope the book can serve as an empowerment tool, as well as giving people the knowledge needed to see and act on sexism.
08 Mar 2021
Ekstra Bladet, DTU, KU and CBS to explore the possibilities and pitfalls of new technologies
Tech giants, artificial intelligence and algorithms are changing the game for media outlets. DTU, KU and CBS, together with Ekstra Bladet newspaper, have joined forces to explore the use of language technologies and algorithms, as well as their ethical pitfalls – including echo chambers and rabbit holes.
03 Mar 2021
Station to host first-ever thesis festival
Station and UNGDOMSBUREAUET have received money to host a festival to celebrate and disseminate the knowledge compiled in master’s theses. Station’s director hopes the festival can inspire coming thesis writers and create synergies between students and researchers across universities.
03 Mar 2021
CBS students hack IKEA furniture
This year’s GLOBAL case company, IKEA, has challenged CBS students to upcycle whatever old IKEA furniture they have at home. Check out three students’ creations.
02 Mar 2021
“If you are too slow to transform, the larger changes will not help you – they will destroy you”
Climate change calls for transformation, but the field contains a lot of “hot air” and “greenwashing”, say three CBS researchers who can help businesses keep their noses to the grindstone. One researcher even wants to transform how research is being conducted. “Researching like in the 70s will not solve any problems,” he says.
24 Feb 2021
“If you work at an SME, you are not a member of the marketing department – you ARE the marketing department”
Small and medium sized businesses are unexploited territory when it comes to creating more relevant student jobs, claims Co-Founder Casper Skjold Nielsen. Through his business Cand, he connects SMEs and students, and CBS student Caroline Kamp Iversen is one of 500 who landed jobs at SMEs.
23 Feb 2021
“I miss the effervescent moment when I tap into a subject with the students and ideas start flying – it’s like shaking and opening a Coca Cola”
The corona saturation point was reached long ago, and it shows in the virtual classrooms, where students and teachers are struggling. Could a little compassion help? Yes, claims Teaching & Learning.
17 Feb 2021
Teachers and students to supply teaching cases to new case house
Nordic Case House is a new strategic CBS initiative, and one of its main aims is to ensure case-based teaching is a deeply rooted element of CBS. And teachers are not the only ones who can provide the cases, as students can write them too, explains CBS’ Associate Dean for Life-Long Learning.
17 Feb 2021
“If you know the answer, it’s not transformative”
We are at risk of having inadequate job skills, dysfunctional pension systems and suffering from energy poverty if transformation is overdue, three economists claim. CBS’ new strategy calls for transformation, and in a new article series CBS WIRE ask researchers what it looks like.
15 Feb 2021
The Economics of Love
12. Feb 2021
“It’s a chance for me to help others and get to know my fellow students”
A new initiative from CBS called “wellbeing ambassadors” aims to increase students’ wellbeing during the pandemic.
10 Feb 2021
Scandal-ridden research prompts new national principles for research
Missing arm’s length impartiality between researchers and external parties has resulted in several cases of questionable research – including cases from CBS. With yet more research being funded by corporations and NGOs, new principles and recommendations have been compiled. But what happens if they are breached?
10 Feb 2021
Pernille wants to defeat students’ stressful culture and strengthen their wellbeing
CBS students’ stress is the pivotal element of Assistant Professor Pernille Steen Pedersen’s new research project. And as part of CBS’ new strategy, she hopes to change the stressful culture, together with students, teachers and experts.
05 Feb 2021
Niels leaves 21 days of self-isolation in a Hong Kong hotel room
Along with 16 CBS students from the Globe Program, Niels Kristian Damsgaard just spent 21 days isolating in a Hong Kong hotel room on the 27th floor. “It sounds weird, but it was actually just what I needed,” he says.
01 Feb 2021
Corona saturation point and shifting working conditions tire CBS employees
Home schooling, offices in the kitchen and no informal chit chats with colleagues, combined with a full lockdown are taking their toll on CBS employees, report CBS’ two wellbeing officers. Especially younger employees and internationals are struggling.
29 Jan 2021
Lecture series on Covid-19 launches collaboration between CBS and the People’s University
To make CBS a place for life-long learning, learning must be available in other places than at CBS – and available to a more diverse set of learners, argues CBS’ Associate Dean for Life-Long Learning. Therefore, CBS will start offering a series of lectures through The People’s University.
28 Jan 2021
Corona buddies and ‘wellbeing captains’ to strengthen students’ welfare during Covid-19
New figures from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science show that 43 percent of students felt lonely during the autumn. Now, the ministry is presenting ideas developed to boost young people’s wellbeing during the pandemic.
27 Jan 2021
“The students are feeling terrible”
The second lockdown is like sandpaper on an open wound for CBS’ students struggling with loneliness and non-existent motivation, say two student advisers. The advisers fear that the effects of the lockdown will be long-lasting.
27 Jan 2021
Ministry advises against exchange trips and internships abroad
Until February 7, exchange trips and internships abroad are being discouraged. Before January 21, it was among the few legitimate reasons to travel. The Ministry of Higher Education and Science stresses that the period may be extended.
26 Jan 2021
Small and medium-sized businesses make up 99 percent of Denmark’s businesses, but are hardly represented at universities
SMEs have a hard time finding their way into universities and higher educations. Each could benefit from teaming up, surveys show. A new EU project that includes CBS aims to exploit new ways of collaborating.
22 Jan 2021
We want to bring back the trust
CBS Students’ new presidency wants to deal with the seeds of mistrust growing between the students and CBS, but without losing its integrity. It hopes to engage and empower as many students as possible during the coming year.
21 Jan 2021
The hateful identity battle
Mads Mordhorst has thrown himself into a historical quest to understand what drives our search for identity and where we might find it. His exploration traces back to the French Revolution, via Donald Trump and our own ‘The Danish song is a young, blond girl’. His findings will become the makings of a book.
20 Jan 2021
CBS jumps on the SDG bandwagon
A new report aims to communicate CBS’ engagement in supporting the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The authors hope the report will lay the foundation for a new reporting system and external collaborations.
20 Jan 2021
New members of the Academic Council: We need to discuss reopening with first-year students in mind
The Academic Council now has three new student representatives. Blended learning, prioritizing language programs and students’ well-being are the issues they will be fighting for.
18 Jan 2021
Exchange: Covid-19 has painted the world burning red – but there is light ahead
This semester, Covid-19 has canceled close to all exchange activities - including scheduled exchange trips for entire programs. CBS’ Vice Dean for International Education compares the past year to a traffic accident. However, the downtime Covid-19 causes is not wasted, as CBS is working with international universities on new forms of international education.
Updated: 21 Jan 2021
Mads Mordhorst: In a matter of hours I was the most hated man in the country
Two years after the media storm about “The Danish Song is a young, blond girl”, Mads Mordhorst, Associate Professor and the center of attention, tells his version of what happened back then, and why he has not broken his silence earlier and put the case to rest.
13 Jan 2021
The mother of all CBS’ study programs turns 100
When CBS was founded, the Graduate Diploma Program (HD) was the first educational program and it lay the foundation for future programs, tells the Associate Dean of the program, Peter Lotz. Despite ups and downs, it has now turned 100, and for good reason, he argues. But what if we look 100 years into the future? Will the HD program still be around?
11 Jan 2021
Top 10 stories on CBS WIRE in 2020
Although of course, articles about coronavirus feature among the top 10, they were not the only stories you read on CBS WIRE in 2020. Danish humor – or the lack of it, the grade race, and a huge intro case also drew your attention.
08 Jan 2021
Inger Askehave is CBS’ new deputy president
CBS’ new deputy president position will be taken up by the current Pro-rector of Aalborg University, Inger Askehave, on February 1. Among her tasks, the new Deputy President will have direct management responsibility for CBS’ department heads and departments with almost 1,500 staff members.
07 Jan 2021
“I have difficulty seeing how we can educate transformative students in traditional classrooms”
CBS Students’ retiring president, Sarah Diemar, will have a seat on CBS’ Board of Directors from February 1. She has a message for the board: hold your horses. What else is on her agenda?
06 Jan 2021
Research: Sustainable investments are a safe bet – even in times of crisis
Sustainable investments have become a hot topic among investors, so Associate Professor from CBS Mads Stenbo Nielsen set out to answer one question: Are they worth it?
04 Jan 2021
CBS@Home: Community spirit delivered online
With the second lockdown, CBS has aired the online concept CBS@Home, which aims to imitate “organizational glue” for students and staff working from home. The concept is kicking off with three yoga sessions in collaboration with CBS Yoga, and more initiatives, such as webinars and perhaps musical content, will follow to cover all of CBS.
16 Dec 2020
The Christmas gift dilemma
Giving and receiving gifts can be straightforward, but it can also be a true paradox. Should you go with an element of surprise, or play it safe and pick something from the wish list to avoid disappointment? New CBS research suggests how to put together a surprising gift.
16 Dec 2020
New lockdown could cause further delays for PhD Fellows
The Vice Chair of CBS’ PhD Association (PAC) is worried that more PhD Fellows, also those who have just started their PhDs, will experience delays resulting from coronavirus. PAC is initiating steps to make the new normal caused by the coronavirus more bearable for PhD Fellows.
15 Dec 2020
CBS Students strongly advises students against working for CBS during intro
In a new podcast produced by CBS Students, tutors from this year’s intro week share their experiences of how CBS has handled their intro cases. For the second time, CBS Students criticizes CBS and sees a general mistrust in students at around intro time. Now, “for the first time in 1.5 years” CBS Students is experiencing a “willingness” from Senior Management to listen. CBS WIRE has presented the Dean of Education with the criticism.
14 Dec 2020
Agnete still struggles with late complications: My body is weakened from battling this virus
For a month, CBS student Agnete Hald Knudstrup was in self-isolation after catching the coronavirus. That was in May. Today, she still thinks carefully about how to manage her energy, as late complications are still causing her trouble.
07 Dec 2020
William caught corona: I got it when I was being most careful – it’s a sneaky disease
Due to serious illness in his closest family, CBS student William Piculell Bahnert was being extra careful. He kept his distance and wore a mask. Still, he was infected. “It’s kind of ironic,” he says and emphasizes that having had the virus has not changed his view of it.
07 Dec 2020
Suspected exam cheating doubles
This year, CBS has received 307 reports of suspected cheating and plagiarism. Last year, the figure was 158. Wilbert van der Meer, Head of Education and Quality, has several explanations for the high number, including COVID-19 and not knowing the rules. He also announces that CBS will be introducing a mandatory course on academic integrity.
02 Dec 2020
Mentor program brings together researchers across departments
Senior and junior faculty members are being matched across departments as part of a CBS mentor program. Now, the program is open for new applications. “In the future, problems will be solved across different disciplines, so you’ll need connections outside your own bubble,” says Aixa Alemán-Díaz, PhD Fellow.
02 Dec 2020
Board of Appeal returns SU grants to suspended students: “There was no legal basis for terminating the payment of SU”
The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science ordered that 25 CBS students could not receive student grants (SU) while temporarily suspended, but the Board of Appeal has found that “an authority cannot sanction a citizen by, for example, removing financial support without a clear and unambiguous legal basis”. The students have twice experienced mistakes concerning their rights to SU.
01 Dec 2020
Hybrid rooms and a supervisor wing: CBS is renovating
The large restructuring of departments and employees at CBS has kick-started several renovation projects on CBS campuses. Students and staff can look forward to new offices, a supervisor wing, a student lounge and more group rooms.
30 Nov 2020
All CBS campuses to get recycling bins in 2021
After failed attempts, CBS is now ready to expand its waste sorting scheme to cover all of CBS – starting in 2021. Architect Tore Klitgaard says waste sorting is now the only responsible option, and he hopes the recycling bins will be the new place to meet for a chat.
25 Nov 2020
Is CBS blocking the way for more on-campus teaching?
More flexible room planning and a sign-up system could be ways to make more teaching activities available on campus, suggests Professor Michael Mol, who feels recognition from the Senior Management for his own and his colleagues’ teaching efforts this year has been sadly lacking.
25 Nov 2020
Business simulation games allow students to lose EUR 50,000 while earning learning
Thanks to two business simulation games, CBS students are learning the complex theories and mechanics behind running a business. “I had to lay off a supplier because he didn’t do his job well enough,” says a student.
23 Nov 2020
Ministers host summit on young people’s wellbeing during the pandemic
With help from 80 organizations, experts and young people, the Minister for Higher Education and Science and the Minister for Culture hope to find new activities and initiatives to improve young people’s well-being during the pandemic.
23 Nov 2020
First-year students struggling to study under “extreme conditions”
First-year students from the IBP program have on average received one on-campus lecture a week since semester start, which is causing demotivation to study, loneliness and thoughts of dropping out. The President of CBS Students, the Director of Program Administration and the Dean of Education respond to the situation.
18 Nov 2020
Program Director of International Business and Politics: “I fully understand that our students are not getting a ‘normal’ university experience”
Edward Ashbee answers questions concerning his first-year students’ frustrations at not receiving more than an average of one on-campus lecture a week since September.
18 Nov 2020
First-year students have had one on-campus lecture a week since September: “We’ve considered dropping out”
Signe Helms and Anna Selma Wentzer share the consequences of not having more than one on-campus lecture a week on average. Seventy-three of their fellow students from the IBP program share the same frustrating feeling of being overlooked by CBS.
18 Nov 2020
“It’s vital, utterly vital that we continue the dialogue across boundaries with China”
A student has brought the introduction of Hong Kong’s National Security Law up for discussion among members of the IBA study board. Are students from Hong Kong protected from the extraterritorial law? The Academic Program Director reflects on the situation, and a CBS student reports from Hong Kong, where the new law and Covid-19 are inextricably linked.
17 Nov 2020
“I’m not changing my research”
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard, CBS Professor with expertise in Chinese politics, describes what is happening in Hong Kong with the instatement of the National Security Law as “unfortunate, worrisome and sad”. But he is not worried about his or other researchers’ academic freedom. At least not yet.
11 Nov 2020
“It fills my heart with grief that I would no longer feels safe returning to a place I hold dear ”
The introduction of the Hong Kong National Security Law has prompted researchers across the world to sign a petition and statement concluding that the new law is an assault on academic freedom. As the only Dane, Line Marie Thorsen, a Postdoc at Aarhus University, has signed the petition, as the law has severe consequences for her research.
11 Nov 2020
In CBS’ backyard lies a very special house
CBS has been the contractor behind the retrofit of the more than 100-year-old police station that has now been transformed into Station – A Student Innovation House. Tore Klitgaard and Mads Vigen from Estates Management at CBS reflect on the building process, which has exceeded “business as usual”.
10 Nov 2020
Climbing SU expenses worry minister
A new prognosis shows that student grant (SU) expenses related to students from other EU countries will increase to DKK 650 million by 2023 – that is DKK 201 million more than budgeted. The Minister for Higher Education and Science is eager to discuss ways to prevent this trend.
06 Nov 2020
Online teaching: Canvas and Panopto are treasure chests of data – but who can use it and for what?
Different types of data about students’ activities are stored on the Canvas and Panopto platforms. That data is available to educators. But why store all this data and who can use it? CBS’ Data Protection Officer answers these and other new questions that keep arising as new online platforms are taken into use.
04 Nov 2020
Delayed PhD Fellows to get financial helping hand
The Ministry of Trade and Industry has created a DKK 18 million fund for PhD Fellows who have been delayed because of the coronavirus. The Chair of the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs says “it’s like quenching your thirst with a drop”. The PhD Association at CBS, PAC, says this is a step in the right direction.
04 Nov 2020
Corona robot reminds people to sanitize their hands at CBS
For 40 minutes, one of the usual corona stewards at CBS was replaced by a robot operated by CBS students to encourage people to sanitize their hands on entering Solbjerg Plads. CBS WIRE tagged along to observe the robot’s performance.
30 Oct 2020
Between volunteering and activism comes…?
Between Black Lives Matter and volunteer football coaches, a kind of civil engagement and commitment exists that has yet to be addressed, according to PhD Fellow Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard. Right now, there is no common term for this type of organizing, but it can cover anything from street dancers to people 3D printing visors for the healthcare sector, explains the researcher.
29 Oct 2020
Have you seen the hidden sexism?
An unwanted hand on the thigh or a degrading comment about one’s gender are examples of hostile sexist behavior. However, eradicating this behavior and sexism more broadly does not necessarily start with the predators, as stereotyping by gender can lead to another, hidden kind of sexism, argues CBS researcher, Florian Kock.
28 Oct 2020
And you know what? I was fully qualified for the professorship
After 31 years at CBS, Professor Anne-Marie Søderberg can add ‘Emerita’ to her title. In this interview, she talks about how the feminist movement influenced her as a researcher and teacher, why she taught CBS teachers feminist pedagogy and what can be done about the gender imbalance in academia.
28 Oct 2020
CBS annuls autumn requirements for 50 percent online teaching in spring semester
With fewer students on campus, CBS can host all teaching activities with fewer than 100 students on campus in spring 2021, according to new teaching principles. However, educators’ plans must accommodate the potential return of tighter restrictions.
28 Oct 2020
Café Nexus: We operate a strict zero-tolerance policy on harassment of any kind
Café Nexus stresses in a statement that the safety and security of students is its top priority at all times, and that inappropriate behavior is not acceptable at any time. The statement comes after an anonymous student shared her story of being harassed at last year’s Semester Start Party.
27 Oct 2020
MBA and master’s students from Canada and CBS solve sustainability issues together in cyberspace
Bringing MBA students from Rotman School of Management in Canada together with master’s students from CBS started as an idea that came to life with the COVID-19 pandemic. In teams online, the students are devising solutions to sustainability issues in Denmark and Canada – for example, how to electrify the bus fleet in Toronto.
21 Oct 2020
“It was a vulnerable moment, I was surrounded by so many people, but I started feeling alone”
A CBS student tells her story of being harassed at the Semester Start Party last year. She hopes her fellow students will speak up and not close their eyes to sexual harassment. Both for the sake of themselves and others.
20 Oct 2020
Sexism at CBS: “It’s a giant ship that needs to be turned”
Two student counsellors who deal with cases of harassment at CBS explain that inquiries about sexism follow the overall focus in society. They hope that more dialogue and a wider acceptance of individual differences can change the culture and have the same effect as when issues like stress, anxiety and depression were addressed.
20 Oct 2020
Sexism at CBS: “We have not seen many reports, but perhaps we will now”
The scale of sexism at CBS may be greater than the official figures suggest, a Senior Shop Steward and the Head of HR at CBS explain. A cultural change is needed at CBS, says the President of CBS, after more than 689 researchers in Denmark have signed a letter against sexism and shared experiences from academia.
15 Oct 2020
Sexism in academia: 700 researchers’ stories to become a handbook on sexism
More than 700 researchers from across the Danish universities have signed a letter against sexism in academia and shared anonymous examples covering everything from rape to degrading and suggestive remarks. Sara Louise Muhr, Professor and co-organizer behind the letter, wants to make a handbook based on the stories.
15 Oct 2020
Renovations reach an end: 100-year-old police station becomes student innovation house
The old police station at Frederiksberg, now known as Station, has been positively transformed into a student innovation house. Now, student organizations are ready to move in.
09 Oct 2020
CBS’ finances escape coronavirus
Coronavirus has left its mark on CBS finances, but it could have been worse. Much worse, according to Kristian Dyhr, CFO at CBS. Especially less travelling and fewer conferences have saved CBS some money.
07 Oct 2020
New strategy echoing the Danish doctor’s oath holds key to transforming CBS
For CBS’ President, Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, the students have played a key role in drawing up the new strategy, which drives CBS in a transformative direction. He hopes the new strategy can transform society as well as CBS, while giving students the capabilities to deal with the expectations and pressure they are facing.
05 Oct 2020
Expert group presents four new possible grading scales
Since the spring, an expert group appointed by the government has evaluated different types of grading scales. Their new report lists pros and cons for changing the grading scale and suggests four alternative grading scales.
02 Oct 2020
Societal value: “Would red cabbage surprise a rabbit?”
Universities and researchers are expected to contribute to society with their knowledge and by creating societal value. And for that to happen, societal value should be a career-promoting criterion, argues the Head of the Department of Marketing at CBS, Adam Lindgreen. In a new co-authored editorial, he proposes why societal value is important and how it can be defined, identified, and measured.
01 Oct 2020
Dean of Research about the new strategy: “Transformative research is research with an impact”
The new strategy encourages CBS researchers to ask and explore big questions, preferably in collaboration with researchers outside their fields. The Dean of Research hopes that in four years’ time, CBS research will have played a key role in tackling some of the major challenges of our time.
30 Sep 2020
CBS Students: “The implementation of the new strategy takes us in the direction we have wanted for a long time”
The focus on whole students is an “essential” feature of the new strategy, according to the President of CBS Students, Sarah Diemar. She hopes the strategy will be a steppingstone to giving CBS graduates the profile they need to transform both society and the stereotypical image of CBS graduates.
30 Sep 2020
Now you can get regular infection rate updates for CBS
Staff can now get updated figures on the coronavirus situation at CBS, and soon the service will also be available to students. So far, the figures show no sign of a massive outbreak, says the Director of Campus Services. Moreover, guards will be patrolling the hallways and asking people to keep one meter apart.
28 Sep 2020
Despite a recalcitrant professor and an incident with a raw egg, Camilla fell for Japan
Traditions, sayings and customs in a new country are not always easy to swallow. Camilla Nellemann, who is an external lecturer and a postdoc from CBS, knows that only too well after spending five years becoming integrated in Japan. In a new novel, she describes the clash of cultures she experienced and how perseverance was the key to winning over the country.
25 Sep 2020
National survey to investigate sexism in further and higher education
As a consequence of the recent debates on sexism and sexual harassment in Denmark, the Minister of Higher Education and Science is requesting a clearer picture of the situation at higher education institutions.
24 Sep 2020
PhD Fellows struggling to finish on time can apply for extensions: The process “can create inequalities”
PhD Fellows facing research delays due to coronavirus can now apply for contract extensions. However, no guarantee of extra funding and a decentralized application process concern CBS' PhD Association and the National PhD Association Network in Denmark.
23 Sep 2020
Testing China’s censorship comes at a price – just ask Luisa
‘Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times’. Luisa Gonzalez Boa was almost expelled from the University of Chinese Academy of Science for posting that slogan on the Chinese platform WeChat. CBS and Sino-Danish Center consider improvements to better prepare students for what awaits in China.
23 Sep 2020
Minister intensifies efforts to bridge “worrying” gender gap at universities
Almost double the number of men compared to women work as researchers at Danish universities, shows a new report from the Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science. The minister aims to boost the “slow” progress towards gender balance.
23 Sep 2020
The President of CBS answers criticism from the HSU and Academic Council about strategy approval behind closed doors
At two meetings with the General Consultation Committee (HSU) and the Academic Council, the President of CBS answered criticism about the absence of involvement in the final stages of the strategy process up to the CBS Board Meeting on June 29. Members of the two collegial organs still lack a good explanation as to why the decision was made to finalize the strategy in secret, and expect more involvement in the strategy process going forward.
21 Sep 2020
CBS Survey: Female faculty members made an extra effort at home during the coronavirus lockdown
Teachers with children were most negatively affected by the lockdown, a new CBS survey shows. However, 40 percent of female faculty members report being responsible for more than 60 percent of the childcare.
16 Sep 2020
The ultimate guide: CBS researchers write 17 editorials on how to conduct research
Becoming accustomed to all the dos and don’ts in the academic world is a steep learning curve. Therefore, CBS researchers have written 17 editorials with guides to everything from conducting cross-disciplinary research to turning research into teaching. The authors hope to change how research is carried out in future.
16 Sep 2020
New survey: The spring semester’s teaching quality suffered a blow
Teachers’ and students’ experiences of the spring semester’s online teaching are described in a comprehensive new CBS survey. Mainly the quality of the teaching and students’ motivation has been rated lower. “I’m not surprised,” says CBS’ Associate Dean for Technology-Enhanced Learning, who hopes that the knowledge can improve the quality of future online teaching.
16 Sep 2020
New strategy aims to “allow for students to discover themselves and their role in the world”
The new CBS strategy not only comes with a wish to transform CBS and society through research and education. It also aims to curb student stress levels through self-reflection, explains the Dean of Education, who would personally have liked a little more time for self-reflection when he was a student.
09 Sep 2020
CBS Board of Directors finalizes new strategy behind closed doors: “It’s against the spirit and bylaws of CBS”
The employee representatives of the General Consultation Committee (HSU) have unanimously sent a letter to the President of CBS harshly criticizing the decision to include the final discussion of the strategy as a confidential item on the agenda at the board meeting held on June 29. “It is not acceptable management from the President and the Chair,” the letter states. The President of CBS does not wish to comment on the criticism before meeting with the HSU.
07 Sep 2020
How to research: One idea to rule them all
Conducting excellent research all comes down to one thing: an original idea. But how do you go about getting a truly unique research idea? Two CBS researchers have developed a model that should make it easier to take ideas from mediocre to great. Also, the researchers argue why getting a good idea is no trickier today than when Einstein and Isaac Newton were around.
02 Sep 2020
Affaldssort … what?
CBS graduate Franziska Röttger was baffled that she could not look up waste sorting information in English on Danish municipalities’ websites. So together with a group of students and Studenterhuset, she has translated 21 municipalities’ waste sorting schemes to make them accessible to everyone. And more are coming.
01 Sep 2020
Students flunked online teaching – now 50 percent of it is online: “Preparation is the key”
The Dean of Education looks back on a spring semester which he describes as “a mass online conversion experiment”. It was also a semester where, in surveys, students flunked the quality of the teaching. This semester, 50 percent of the teaching is online, and what makes a big difference is that “everyone is better prepared,” says Gregor Halff.
01 Sep 2020
Three CBS representatives criticize the decision-making process on appointment of deputy president
Members of the Academic Council and the General Consultation Committee criticize their exclusion from the decision to appoint a deputy president at CBS. They are worried that the decision and division of tasks will result in a lower priority for research and will lead to centralization.
27 Aug 2020
The President of CBS answers criticism about the new deputy president position
The advisory bodies at CBS criticize that they have not been involved in the decision-making process associated with the appointment of a deputy president, and fear centralization. The President of CBS explains that it has been a “high priority” to discuss the role and responsibilities of a deputy president with the Academic Council and General Consultation Committee.
27 Aug 2020
A different study start: “We are worried about the dropout rate”
CBS Students is worried that the new intro-format and corona restrictions will send the dropout rate in the wrong direction compared to other years. However, smaller events, other students and personal responsibility should pave the way for the best study start possible, they claim.
26 Aug 2020
Intro week: “Our social relations will not be based on alcohol, but on being together and doing fun things”
Corona restrictions and a new intro week format are shaping this year’s study start. Two intro coordinators share how they have juggled it all, and what they hope for.
26 Aug 2020
How to love a country you hate
Abel Aioanei was thrilled when he left Romania, two years ago. In fact, he didn’t plan to return. Ever. But coming to Denmark to study at CBS one year ago turned everything upside down. Could the Danes be the key to making him love the country he had always despised? And would five months of corona quarantine in Romania change anything?
25 Aug 2020
Three professors get top positions in prestigious organization: “This is huge for CBS” and “sends a strong signal”
CBS is well-represented within the prestigious association for management and organization scholars, the Academy of Management. Now, three professors – all female – occupy top positions in the organization, and according to them, this can make CBS more attractive to young female scholars, and boost equality and inclusion within academia.
21 Aug 2020
Goodbye exchange trip: “It was my last chance to study abroad”
Nicki Ingemann Iversen and Emidio Asquino were supposed to go to Taiwan and California this semester, but coronavirus decreed otherwise. Now, they are facing an entirely different semester with lost opportunities.
19 Aug 2020
Throwback: Relive three fabulous Pride Parades with CBS 🌈
CBS is participating in its fourth Copenhagen Pride, but this year, without a huge, colorful, buzzing and jolly pride parade. So, right here you can experience or relive CBS' participation in the past three Copenhagen Pride Parades under the motto 'Love Suits Everyone'.
17 Aug 2020
Photo gallery: Hello Miss Boogie
This profile article features more fabulous pictures of CBS graduate Finn Ferjá and his drag side-kick Miss Boogie.
14 Aug 2020
Finn is here to transform businesses with his drag queen persona Miss Boogie
Wearing lipstick and high heels all began as self-exploration for CBS graduate Finn Ferjá. But his sequin-clad drag counterpart, Miss Boogie O’Kayla, obviously has greater potential than giving Finn a personal boost of empowerment. Miss Boogie is a role model for the youth of today and makes businesses more diverse and inclusive.
Updated: 11 Aug 2021
All six CBS canteens soon to reopen with about half the Spisestuerne staff onboard
When Jespers Torvekøkken reopens the six CBS canteens on August 24, you’ll see some familiar faces, but a smaller assortment and initially no buffet. However, sustainability and gaining an ‘organic catering’ accreditation are still high priority, explains the Customer Manager.
13 Aug 2020
Coronavirus has serious consequences for exchange trips: “Hopefully, we’ll be back to normal in two or three years”
234 students are studying abroad on exchange trips this semester. The figure last autumn was 1,088. Martin Jes Iversen, Vice Dean of International Education, reflects on what he calls the “unfortunate and terrible” consequences of coronavirus for exchange trips. However, there is light in the dark for students hoping to go on exchange.
12 Aug 2020
Comfy reading booths and more space for coaching: CBS Library has a makeover
CBS Library’s makeover has lasted for a couple of years, but has now reached its final stage, which includes a compact self-service canteen and color-coordinated reading booths with smart light dimmers. Recreational books are also finding their ways onto the shelves.
10 Aug 2020
Bachelor program enrolls 50 extra students: “It’s great, but also a hefty upheaval”
Based on expectations from policy makers at the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, CBS has found 100 additional places for new students in its 2020 intake. 50 of those have been created at the BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management, which is welcoming 175 new students.
07 Aug 2020
Vera’s research becomes an animation movie
When Vera Rocha’s research showed that female start-up employees are more likely to become entrepreneurs if they have female bosses, that conclusion was “too important” to be reserved solely for academic journals. So now it has become a two-minute animation movie. She hopes CBS will support researchers in turning more of their results into short, practical movies.
05 Aug 2020
Prominent restaurants and CBS team up to learn from each other
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Alouette, AMASS, Lola and Ved Stranden 10 are partnering up with CBS to explore new models for learning and new forms of collaboration, as well as making teaching cases for students. The resulting ‘steppingstone’ could help transform the old industry to withstand times of change and other crises.
01 Jul 2020
CBS launches initiative to help small businesses in Covid-19 distress
Micro-courses, round-table discussions and an online accelerator are among the plans CBS and the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship are launching to help “reactivate business activity” in a post-Covid-19 society.
01 Jul 2020
Will coronavirus make CBS more sustainable?
The effects of coronavirus may turn out to be environmentally and financially advantageous, as we will probably fly less and not need to expand our campus with new buildings to the same extent, claims CBS’ Green Program Leader. However, the social aspects of running a sustainable university post-COVID-19 are more ambiguous.
30 Jun 2020
Entrepreneurship research got “unique” DKK 40 million funding from Maersk: “It has propelled CBS into a whole other league”
CBS is halfway through spending the DKK 40 million it received in 2014 from Maersk to build an internationally renowned entrepreneurship research environment. The Head of Department of Strategy and Innovation and an assistant professor reflect on the first six of 13 years of research.
24 Jun 2020
Reorganization falls into place: Five employees leave CBS
As a result of the reorganization, five employees have either resigned or will resign from their positions in the months ahead, according to a statement on CBS Share. Moreover, 46 employees and 17 student assistants will be relocated. The aim is to move the employees to a new physical location in week 42.
23 Jun 2020
Thumbs down: CBS students displeased with online teaching, new survey reveals
In a new ‘mini’ survey conducted by CBS Students, 54 percent of 114 students across 26 study programs at CBS expressed dissatisfaction with this spring’s online teaching. CBS researchers agree that online teaching has its limits.
19 Jun 2020
CBS startup beats physical inactivity: “Coronavirus made our business explode, along with the need to exercise”
Physical inactivity is a global health problem, according to the WHO. Three graduates from CBS and the University of Copenhagen set out to solve the issue and get employees moving through active breaks called ‘Pleazers’. The startup has already attracted multinational businesses including L’Oréal and Nestlé to its digital platform, which received a serious head start when the coronavirus outbreak hit.
19 Jun 2020
What’s it like to be back at CBS? “It’s good to see people’s real faces again – but I miss my coffee machine at home”
VOXPOP: All employees are allowed back to CBS starting from this week. So what is it like? What has working from home been like? And do they miss anything about their home offices? Hear five CBS folks’ perspectives on the matter.
17 Jun 2020
“You may not learn about statistics at the theater, but the theater can teach you about the wicked challenges we share”
If you ask CBS’ Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning, the theater is a good place to learn. Right now, he is collaborating with the organization Stages of Science on a play about the ethical dilemmas of artificial intelligence. The plan is to invite both students and CBS alumni to join in and help shape the project.
17 Jun 2020
“I’ve never done research like this before. It’s like laying the tracks while the train is in motion”
Professor Dana Minbaeva was supposed to travel to Kazakhstan to visit her family on the day the Danish borders closed. Her coping strategy? Starting a research project to investigate virtual leadership during the coronavirus crisis. The project received funding on April 15, but results are already being communicated via LinkedIn, webinars and media. “There’s more democracy in the virtual meeting rooms,” she says.
12 Jun 2020
All employees can return to CBS from Monday June 15
The Danish Government has announced that all public institutions in eastern Denmark can reopen from next week. This means that all CBS employees can return to their offices. “We are looking very much forward to seeing you on campus again,” says the University Director of CBS.
10 Jun 2020
CBS Legal: Processing times dragged out due to the complexity of the intro cases and enquiries from lawyers
CBS Legal responds to students’ criticism about the processing times of intro cases, which in some instances dragged on for more than four months. “We fully understand that there is discomfort connected with disciplinary cases,” says the Head of Legal.
10 Jun 2020
Intro case handling: “I flunked several exams through fear of being kicked out of CBS. That’s not okay”
Two students share their experiences of being scrutinized by CBS Legal for cases related to intro 2019. They criticize the process, which put them under intense mental pressure and made them hesitant to work as intro guides again.
10 Jun 2020
Careers in coronavirus times: “Corona will change how companies recruit in future”
Digital career fairs are here to stay, according to the job search portal Graduateland. Coronavirus has pushed digital innovation forward in the field and now companies can browse through thousands of candidates in no time. Moreover, prospective graduates are facing a job market on the mend, it seems.
09 Jun 2020
CBS’ new organizational structure leads to layoffs
Communications, CBS Business and the two deans’ offices cease to exist as independent units in CBS’ new structure, which, as a consequence, has led to layoffs. The Director of CBS Business, Louise Seest, resigns.
Updated: 23 Jun 2020
CBS Students criticizes Senior Management’s handling of intro cases: “The management style is built on punishment and fear”
Intro guides and coordinators have waited for more than four months to receive the decisions on 44 cases related to the 2019 intro program. CBS Students severely criticizes the process, which “has treated the students like criminals” and left them in a limbo of uncertainty. As a consequence, the process has led to silence among the affected students, who dare not criticize the process, according to CBS Students. The President of CBS doesn’t wish to answer to the criticism.
04 Jun 2020
Amanda is back at CBS: “I have had to do meetings in the bathroom”
From a one-room apartment shared with her boyfriend, PhD Fellow Amanda Bille has attended online supervision sessions on the balcony, carefully coordinated to avoid the neighboring school's recess, and has waved goodbye to the PhD project of her “dreams”. Now, back at CBS, she says she has done more than she would have accomplished in a whole week at home.
03 Jun 2020
Campus opens for PhD Fellows and researchers whose physical presence is required
CBS’ 200 or so PhD Fellows, along with researchers who need to be physical present at CBS, now have access to campus. According to the Dean of Research at CBS, the PhD Fellows have had “severe challenges” during the lockdown, which is why they are all now allowed back. CBS’ PhD Association, PAC, calls it “a nice gesture to help us get back on track”.
29 May 2020
3D printer from CBS helps produce more than 500 visors for health-care personnel
A 3D printer from CBS’ BITLAB, together with more than 500 3D printers in Denmark, has helped produce 63,644 visors for Danish health-care personnel. At the peak of the corona crisis, the health-care sector “was in desperate need,” says Michael Ford Folkmann, a student and IT Advisor at CBS who picked up the 3D printer at CBS and printed the visors from home while writing his master’s thesis.
28 May 2020
CBS opens its doors to school students
Local schools are being allowed to use the empty classrooms and auditoriums at CBS to teach the oldest students. “It’s just great to be back together with my classmates,” says Cilla Bing Costa from Ny Hollænderskolen.
27 May 2020
Research in corona times: “We are finding cures for companies”
More than 2.5 months into the lockdown, CBS’ researchers are feeling the effects of Covid-19 – and in different ways, heads of department report. Fewer and more effective meetings are leaving time for finishing papers, and the situation is sparking new questions and projects related to coronavirus. But young researchers in particular are struggling under the heavy pressure to finish on time.
27 May 2020
Jespers Torvekøkken takes over from Spisestuerne
On September 1, Jespers Torvekøkken will start running the canteen services at CBS. CBS warmly recommends the former staff of Spisestuerne and hopes that many of them will be re-employed. CBS Students is curious to see whether the new canteen service provider can match Spisestuerne’s high standards.
20 May 2020
Hong Kong protests forced exchange program to reschedule – then came COVID-19…
The students of the international GLOBE program, which takes students to the States, CBS and Hong Kong, have been hit twice in succession. First, the Hong Kong protests let to rescheduling of the program, and then coronavirus regulations sent everyone home. Five students share their thoughts and experiences and hope to unite in Hong Kong in September. But will the protests return when coronavirus dies out?
20 May 2020
Students help pull companies out of the Covid-19 swamp
Disruption or a global pandemic can easily spell death for start-ups and organizations. But not necessarily. A group of CBS students with backgrounds in arts, finance and engineering have founded the non-profit consultancy NOVEAR, which helps businesses to stay afloat by rethinking business models and devising new ideas to tailor their companies to suit the present business climate.
19 May 2020
CBS WIRE turns 3: Read, watch and listen to 30 great personal stories
CBS WIRE turns three on May 16, and to celebrate, the editorial team has browsed through its treasure trove of stories and cherry-picked 30 articles, films and podcasts that reflect the wide range of funny, clever, cool, innovative, caring, skilled, curious and peculiar people interviewed by CBS WIRE over the past three years. ENJOY!
15 May 2020
CBS researcher: Green transitions demand that CBS conducts more SDG-related research
A total of 19% of the 7,680 research articles published by CBS since 1985 relate to SDG themes, a new report reveals. CBS researcher and author of the report Kristjan Jespersen argues that if the Danish government highlights the SDGs in its policies, it is only logical for CBS to follow suit. Moreover, too little of CBS’ SDG-related research reaches the classrooms, the report concludes.
13 May 2020
Coronavirus to affect teaching and exams in the autumn semester
At least 50% of all teaching must be carried out online and exams must be designed so they can be converted and taken online. CBS’ Dean of Education has just launched a set of principles for teaching and exams in the autumn, and a program director explains that the principles will facilitate planning for the coming semester.
13 May 2020
The major breakthrough?
Two months into the lockdown, students are happy with the flexibility of online teaching, but also feel pressure to study nonstop. Teachers are eyeing possibilities for freeing up more time for feedback. One researcher believes that online teaching is on the verge of a breakthrough. And a new research project is collecting teachers’ and students’ experiences.
12 May 2020
In just one day ‘be careful’ changed to ‘students are required to come home’ written with Caps Lock
One was afraid she could not come home from Singapore, another decided to stay in Ireland, and a third is now juggling with classes at 3 AM after returning to the US. Three exchange students share their experiences of how the coronavirus and the global lockdown have affected their trips abroad.
06 May 2020
CBS Library opens a to-go service after receiving the official green light
Since the CBS lockdown on March 12, CBS Library has been poised to re-open some services – especially those for students facing deadlines for theses and bachelor’s projects. However, the permission required from the Ministry for Higher Education and Science has not come until now.
04 May 2020
Spisestuerne files for bankruptcy: 70 staff members lose their jobs
The government support packages and additional help from CBS Students and CBS were not enough to safe Spisestuerne from bankruptcy. CBS Students, which owns Spisestuerne, is devastated by the news and that 70 staff members are now unemployed. Also, CBS Students says they are “disappointed with the way CBS has dealt with this matter”. New canteen expected to open next semester.
30 Apr 2020
Next semester’s exchange trips hang by a thread
The closedown of the world’s borders has cut short this spring’s exchange trips and caused several additional issues. Now, next semester’s trips are under threat. This can potentially leave CBS with too few places for its students on some courses. Ideas and solutions are being mulled over, including online elective courses at international universities.
29 Apr 2020
CBS copes with coronavirus: “My productivity is suffering. No doubt”
Four PhD Fellows share how they are coping with the current situation, including reduced productivity and the struggle to finish their degrees on time. “If you get two solid hours of work done, it’s pretty good,” says one. They share tricks on how to come to terms with not managing everything as planned – this includes avoiding productivity gurus.
27 Apr 2020
Corona crisis puts PhD Fellows in a pickle: Ministry discusses three-month paid extensions
Facing cancelled or postponed conferences, courses and research stays abroad, PhD Fellows are having a harder time finishing their studies on time. The Ministry for Higher Education and Science is discussing solutions. CBS’ PhD association proposes further initiatives to alleviate the COVID-19 challenges, which include the fear of fewer jobs for new PhD graduates.
27 Apr 2020
Take a tour of CBS WIRE’s new, redesigned website
Three years of wide-ranging content now becomes much easier to navigate, as CBS WIRE has boosted parts of its website with a new design and four new individual sections. Explore different countries seen through the eyes of CBS students, access all our podcasts, read what CBS researchers are up to in Researcher Zone, or meet CBS WIRE’s cool bloggers in Bloggers’ Universe.
22 Apr 2020
Benjamin and Nikolaj question the grade race and investigate what makes CBS students strive for top marks
They had both felt the pressure and stress from having to perform and get good grades while studying at CBS. So when it was time to write their master’s thesis, Benjamin Anker and Nikolaj Koors Hoff decided to explore why students get caught up in the grade race. Now, their results are to be published as a scientific article.
22 Apr 2020
Give me 20 burpees: Student organization hosts online functional fitness competition for staff and students
Normally, the student organization CBS Mercury arranges sweaty workouts in the basement at Solbjerg Plads. Now, it has moved its training programs online and is inviting students and staff to join an online functional fitness competition in week 17. In this article, two of the organizers share their corona style workout routine, which involves suitcases packed with books.
20 Apr 2020
New organization of CBS can have a big impact on employees
As part of the new strategy under development, five units are undergoing reorganization, which can result in major changes for the employees involved. According to two shop stewards, the Senior Management cannot eliminate layoffs. The shop stewards say the announcement of the new organization is bad timing and encourage CBS to do everything to avoid layoffs.
02 Apr 2020
IT was well-prepared when CBS closed down… until unforeseen challenges arose
CBS’ IT department had spent weeks before the actual lockdown testing different solutions for working at home – in case CBS had to close. Since then, they have helped move campus life online while preventing system overloads. Now, IT is fighting hackers and figuring out how to hand over computers and phones to new employees.
01 Apr 2020
Director of Study Administration: New study start is more inclusive and makes the transition to university less stressful
CBS Students strongly criticizes the new study start program and is highly concerned that the drop-out rate will increase. CBS’ Director of Study Administration responds to the criticism and explains how the new so-called ‘first-year experience’ is more inclusive and will ease students into university life more gradually.
01 Apr 2020
Denmark has fallen behind on responsible finance – new minor aims to change that
The other Nordic countries are ahead of Denmark in the context of financial responsibility, including responsible and sustainable investments, according to CBS researcher Kristjan Jespersen. Investment funds do not know where to start or end, but a new minor at CBS aims to give candidates the necessary tools to change Denmark’s position in a fast-moving world facing climate changes and pandemics.
31 Mar 2020
Survival of the fittest: Coronavirus can be a gift and a curse for the startup environment
Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship is guiding and supporting its startups during the coronavirus crisis. For most advanced startups, it’s a game of survival, and lessons on crisis management are being learned as the days go by. But the coronavirus crisis is not bad for everyone, argue representatives from CSE.
30 Mar 2020
CBS introduces new intro program concept
The new intro program concept is now turning into a “first-year experience” for the new bachelor students starting in 2020, according to CBS. The new concept will shorten the intro-week program and spread it over the course of a year, with the cabin trip moved to February to link semesters 1 and 2.
27 Mar 2020
CBS Students strongly criticizes drastic changes to the intro week concept
The cabin trip is moved to February, the intro weeks in August are reduced to four or five days, and the cabin trip program will not include any alcohol-related activities. These are among the changes to CBS’ study start. CBS Students is highly concerned that the dramatic transformation of the intro concept will have negative consequences for new students’ social life and current students’ willingness to become administrators or intro guides.
27 Mar 2020
What to do when your living room is your gym, chill zone and study corner?
Two study coaches advise CBS students on how to structure their days and increase their success rates for getting things done. Take off your pajamas, eat healthily, turn off your phone, and remember to praise yourself are all useful pieces of advice.
26 Mar 2020
Doing research ‘coronavirus style’: Online meetings with 60 people and encounters with ghostly airports
Fieldwork and international meetings are being interrupted and cancelled due to coronavirus. Associate Professor, Martin Skrydstrup had to abort fieldwork in Mombasa, Kenya, where coronavirus was apparently not top priority, and Associate Professor Cristiana Parisi is now juggling a research project across six European cities online.
25 Mar 2020
CBS moves 20,000 students’ exams online
The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science has granted CBS dispensation to conduct all exams online for the rest of the semester.
24 Mar 2020
From an allotment garden, CBS Students’ presidency is helping students to curb the crisis
The four members of CBS Students’ presidency are answering emails and phone calls from worried students while organizing online wine tasting, reaching out to all student organizations to facilitate online events and saving Café Nexus and Spisestuerne. All from a tiny allotment garden.
23 Mar 2020
Coronavirus crisis: Now students can take out extra SU loans
The President of CBS Students, Sarah Diemar, is pleased that student needs are also on the agenda in these special times. However, she points out that the students will feel the effect long after the crisis has passed, as they will have additional debt.
Updated: 13 May 2020
CBS copes with corona: Anja is one of 120 CBS students in quarantine at home
Coronavirus has forced students and staff to stay at home, but for Anja Navadvorskaya, the situation is slightly different. She is in home quarantine until March 25 along with 120 of her fellow students. And so far, it is not that bad, but the uncertainty of the situation is “frightening,” she says.
19 Mar 2020
The big test: CBS moves campus to cyberspace
Coronavirus prevents us being together, but luckily we can meet in cyberspace. Here, teachers, students and the Head of Teaching and Learning at CBS explain from their home offices how moving lectures, study groups and oral exams online is coming along. “It will definitely take more self-discipline,” says a student.
19 Mar 2020
CBS copes with coronavirus: Niamh will be working at Harvard, but from her apartment in Copenhagen
A dream had come true for CBS student Niamh Higgins. She was accepted for a unique three-month internship at Harvard University starting in late March. That was until coronavirus closed the borders here and in the U.S. Now, she will do the internship from Copenhagen. “You learn how to make lemonade out of lemons.”
17 Mar 2020
A month ago, they were in isolation in Shanghai, now they are in Taiwan where everything is … business as usual
The two CBS students Mikkel Graulund Jørgensen and Tobias Løvkvist Bidstrup, who are on a 90-day language trip to learn Chinese, are reporting from Taiwan where everyday life seems unaffected by the coronavirus that has shut down many countries in Europe. The two students do not plan to cut their trip short and return to Denmark.
16 Mar 2020
First it imprisons his family in Italy, then coronavirus banishes him from his workplace
When Italy closed down entirely on the morning of Tuesday March 9, it may have seemed a rather drastic move. However, less than 48 hours later, Denmark followed suit. Giulio Zichella, an Assistant Professor at CBS with family in Italy reflects on the situation both there and in Denmark. “People in Italy are afraid and they are asking whether the situation could become even more complicated,” he says.
16 Mar 2020
CBS copes with coronavirus: Student Hub had 59 calls in the first 16 minutes
CBS’ campuses are closed due to coronavirus. So now what? Anne Mette Hou, Head of Student Affairs, reports from an abandoned CBS, where staff members are collecting what they need to work from home, and working hard to inform students of the situation that has caused a phone-storm.
13 Mar 2020
Now coronavirus has consequences for CBS staff and students
No Thursday bars in March, no annual celebration, fewer study seats at the libraries and fewer classes on campus. Coronavirus has resulted in a number of initiatives to avoid spreading the infection that has infected two students and put three individuals from CBS in precautionary quarantine at home.
Updated: 13 May 2020
CBS’ first entrepreneurship program turns 10: “We train our students how to act in order to know”
The MSocSc in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship was the first program of its kind when it was launched at CBS in 2009. Since then, the program has changed how CBS teaches and has become one of the university’s most international programs. But the “necessity” to create an entrepreneurial environment became the program's greatest vulnerability almost overnight.
11 Mar 2020
All CBS canteens get permanent recycling stations and a return system
It started as a student-driven pilot project, and now CBS has permanent recycling stations at all its canteens. Departments and learning environments are next on the list along with a three-month pilot deposit system for cans and bottles. The profit, if there is any, will be spent on green initiatives at CBS.
10 Mar 2020
Can mindfulness make you a better consumer and live more sustainably?
A newly started PhD project aims to help clarify once and for all; can mindfulness change our consumer behavior and how, and is being mindful making us live more sustainably? Or is sorting our trash just a personal characteristic? Also, a new elective on mindfulness will be launched this fall.
06 Mar 2020
Now MBA students can specialize in sustainability
CBS innovates its MBA program in response to students’ demands for more in-depth knowledge within four new subjects: sustainability, finance, digitalization and entrepreneurship. The new ‘concentrations’ are based on extensive research into future and previous students’ needs and demands.
05 Mar 2020
Plagiarism case at CBS under investigation by the National Committee
A former CBS student has filed a complaint with CBS’ Practice Committee after discovering that large parts of a master’s thesis were used by his Master’s thesis supervisor in a scientific article published in an international journal. The complaint has been forwarded to the National Committee and is being treated as a case of plagiarism.
02 Mar 2020
New report: Master’s students have more access to study sustainability than bachelor’s students at CBS
A new map shows that 47.58% of the 1,429 CBS courses reflect one or more of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. However, most are master’s courses. CBS researcher Kristjan Jespersen would like CBS to offer more bachelor’s courses to make sustainability more accessible. The mapping is the first of its kind at a Danish university.
26 Feb 2020
“They turned off the air conditioning to stop the virus from spreading”
Tobias Løvkvist Bidstrup and Mikkel Graulund Jørgensen’s 90-day language trip to China was cut short as the corona virus spread. Shops and normal activities closed down and the two CBS students were forced pack their bags. Now, in Taiwan, they are still busy learning Chinese. Check out their cool videos documenting the whole experience.
26 Feb 2020
Stefan has created a PhD school: “Some go to Scouts, others go to science”
When Stefan Kirkegaard Sløk-Madsen graduated from CBS in 2009, he planned to return for a PhD. “Others wanted to do an iron man, I wanted a PhD.” Now that he has graduated with his PhD, he’s starting up a science school at CEPOS to inspire others to do the same, but without making the same “rookie mistakes” he did.
25 Feb 2020
Wacky brainwaves and grassroots innovation in Kenya: Podcast explores CBS students’ master’s theses
Every year, hundreds of students hand in master theses at CBS, but what are they about? CBS graduates Lena Tünkers and Doa M. H. Al-Tewaj asked themselves this question and created their ‘The Thesis Talks’ podcast. They interviewed 15 graduates about their projects, and another 10 episodes are coming up.
24 Feb 2020
Unique cross-university collaboration offers tech-savvy postdocs a digital playground
12 postdocs divided among four Danish universities, including CBS, are set to spend two years exploring ideas and challenges within the fields of the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain technology. And they have access to the Technical University of Denmark’s Skylab Digital – a laboratory packed with VR headsets, gamer PCs, sensors and 4K screens.
21 Feb 2020
The Danish parliament abolishes its education cap from summer 2020
A majority of the Danish parliament has voted to abolish the education cap. CBS Students is thrilled by the decision and claims this is a core element in improving student welfare.
20 Feb 2020
Master’s thesis: International graduates want to remain in Denmark, but find out too late
71 percent of international students at CBS want to stay in Denmark after graduating, but not finding a relevant student job in time can thwart their plans, a CBS master’s thesis shows. Right now, a global research project with CBS participation is helping to clarify international students’ experiences and needs.
17 Feb 2020
International Women’s Day Celebration: Are we in a post-#MeToo world?
Researchers, panelists and artists are raring to explore what has happened to the world after #MeToo at CBS’ International Women’s Day celebration on Friday March 6. Here you can also meet the queerfeminist and anti-capitalist band ‘Følsom Front’.
17 Feb 2020
Victoria Grønsedt was born in Hong Kong, and now, aged 21, she runs her own home improvement store in Kalundborg
She has lived in East Asia for most of her life and speaks three languages fluently. But back when her international friends were talking about attending Oxford or the London School of Economics, Victoria Grønsedt chose CBS. Soon after, the opportunity to start a business came along, and she seized it.
12 Feb 2020
CBS researcher: Here’s what to do if you don’t want your business to end up like Lehman Brothers or Blockbuster
Lehman Brothers and Blockbuster were both solid businesses in the 2000s. Still, they faced unexpected and shocking collapses. Why? CBS researcher Dorthe Thorning Mejlhede has investigated how disruption and innovation operate as close cousins, and can destroy a business or make it future proof. Also, she explains why she has grown skeptical of innovation, all things considered.
12 Feb 2020
Can a new research program for women close the gender gap among researchers?
The new, national Inge Lehmann Research Program aims to pave the way for more women to reach the top in academia. The program includes DKK 19.7 million that female researchers can apply for. The Vice Dean of Research at CBS praises the focus on women but claims much more is required to reduce the gender gap.
10 Feb 2020
CBS researchers get a new ethics council
More scientific journals and external foundations are demanding that research papers and applications are submitted with an official ‘ethics committee’ stamp of approval. This demand and inquiries from CBS researchers have prompted CBS to establish a new Ethics Council.
07 Feb 2020
Take a sneak peek inside the old police station that is being transformed into Student and Innovation House
Right now, the old police station in Frederiksberg is wrapped in scaffolding, but inside, construction workers are demolishing walls and floors ready for Student and Innovation House to move in by semester start in the fall.
06 Feb 2020
CBS reschedules 40 students’ studies in China due to coronavirus concerns
Chinese universities are closing down as the coronavirus is continuing to spread. Consequently, 39 students from the bachelor program of International Business in Asia have had their exchange trips to Beijing suspended and been offered alternatives programs here in Copenhagen. One other student’s exchange trip has been rescheduled.
03 Feb 2020
CBS Students establishes intro committee to collect input for creating a new intro concept
The concept of the two-week intro program is being revised, and CBS Students wants your opinion, ideas and solutions on how intro can look in the future in order to avoid the current problems that have caused CBS to temporarily suspend 25 students.
30 Jan 2020
What should CBS’ new strategy cover? Five people from CBS have some ideas
More time for staff representatives, excellent teaching and research, outreach to society, inclusive and innovative learning environments. CBS is midway through drawing up a new strategy to replace the current one. CBS WIRE has talked to five people from different corners of CBS about their wishes for the new strategy.
30 Jan 2020
The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education: CBS cannot terminate the enrolment of the 25 temporarily suspended students
CBS has re-enrolled the 25 temporarily suspended students after the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education informed CBS that it is not possible to terminate their enrolment. CBS WIRE has asked the Senior Management a number of questions, including whether CBS will help the students for whom the termination has had serious consequences. CBS has issued a press release on the matter.
28 Jan 2020
Intro administrators from HA Pro: Solving the problems with intro shouldn’t happen behind closed doors – it’s a joint responsibility
Three intro administrators from HA Pro urge the Senior Management both to open up a dialogue about issues concerning intro and be more supportive towards the work of the intro administrators and guides. “The idea of intro is to encourage people to stay at CBS, but CBS has forgotten that mission, it seems,” says one of the intro admins.
22 Jan 2020
Benjamin started selling secondhand textbooks to HA Almen students – now he’s expanding to cover all CBS study programs
Benjamin Busk began supplying his fellow HA Almen students with secondhand textbooks sold from moving boxes outside CBS. Now, his business, Uni Bazaar, has a fully automated storeroom with more than 4,000 books, and he has just received DKK 75,000 from CBS to expand the service to supply all CBS study programs.
17 Jan 2020
CBS researchers teach the world about sustainable fashion: “Everyone has an opinion about clothes”
Students, practitioners and everyone interested in fashion can now gain more knowledge on sustainable fashion and business models. The CBS researchers Kirsti Reitan Andersen and Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen have created a free, online course on the topic for one of the biggest platforms for online courses in the world and “gapping a hole” in the teaching materials. 500 participants have already signed up for the course.
15 Jan 2020
Six students complain about temporary suspension – CBS stands by its decision
Six students have been temporarily suspended for what CBS calls violating CBS rules and regulations by signing an invitation to a “Slutty Fall Break” party hosted by “Vejlederteamet”. The six students have hired a lawyer and complained about the decision. Now, they want the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education to look into the matter. The President of CBS has declined to answer follow-up questions.
15 Jan 2020
“Disgraceful”, “Too strict”: Intro guides and administrators share concerns and opinions about the temporary suspension of 25 students
Some think CBS is overreacting. Others think the suspended students have been punished appropriately. Intro guides and administrators share their thoughts about the temporary suspension of 25 students; how they think it will affect intro; and ask how to make intro both a safe space and somewhere you can “be stupid”.
15 Jan 2020
A shitstorm about a song, critical researchers, students trapped in Hong Kong: Here are the top 10 stories you read most in 2019
While everyone else is looking ahead, let’s take a quick glance back at what caught readers’ attention most on CBS WIRE in 2019.
08 Jan 2020
Is a stereotypical image of CBS scaring potential students away? Yes, thinks one CBS student
When Maria Pham says she studies at CBS, she is often met with raised eyebrows. “Isn’t CBS only about hardcore finance?” people ask. This stereotypical image of CBS and its students bothers Maria Pham, who thinks potential students are missing out on educational options they never knew they had.
06 Jan 2020
Top 10: Two CBS researchers know what’s under your Christmas tree this year
Whether you've wrapped up buying your Christmas gifts already or are more of a last-minute shopper, you might find this top 10 interesting. Two CBS researchers have trawled Google for this year’s most sought-after gifts and made a top-10 list. Maybe some of them will be under your tree too?
18 Dec 2019
TAP and VIP career opportunities to become part of CBS’ strategy
Both TAP and VIP personnel slated their career opportunities at CBS in this year’s job satisfaction survey. The theme will be integrated in CBS’ new strategy. Also, TAP shop steward's wish lists include more job satisfaction and minimized sick leave due to working conditions in future.
18 Dec 2019
Science in Society: Charlotte Biil is a “knowledge broker” and urges more researchers to become the same
PhD Fellow Charlotte Biil has a mission: to make research within the fields of the work environment and partnership building more available to practitioners, and she is about to submit one of the few reports of its kind on the subject in the Nordics. She calls herself a ‘knowledge broker’, a person who bridges the gap between practice and research, and urges more researchers to adopt the same role.
16 Dec 2019
Do you know how your tea or smartphone is produced? Probably not, but four researchers aim to make the process social and circular
Tea, smartphones, T-shirts and electric cars are all the result of global supply chains, and while companies and consumers often want supply chains to be cheaper, faster and more flexible, a group of researchers from CBS and NORDAKADEMIE in Germany would rather they were transparent, ethical, social and circular. “Global supply chains are the most overlooked topic for solving current climate challenges,” says one of the researchers.
11 Dec 2019
Job satisfaction survey: TAP and VIP have trouble seeing career opportunities at CBS
In the new job satisfaction survey, both TAP and VIP agree that career opportunities are not sufficiently transparent at CBS and that there hasn’t been good follow up on the 2016 survey. However, confidence in the Senior Management has improved. The results are up for discussion at the General Consultation Committee meeting on Friday December 13.
09 Dec 2019
Sexist language and offensive behavior: CBS suspends 25 students for violating intro rules
25 students and intro guides have been temporarily suspended from CBS for violating intro activity rules. An additional 44 intro guides have received letters of consultation. Now, the concept of intro weeks is up for discussion, yet again. “Deeply disappointing,” says the President of CBS. “It’s terrible that some students have got off to a bad start,” says the President of CBS Students.
06 Dec 2019
Senior Management approves projects to reach CBS sustainability goals for 2025
In May, CBS announced a sustainability action plan with concrete goals. Now, the Senior Management has approved a portfolio of projects, also known as the CBS Green Program, to meet the goals. The portfolio includes, for example, technologies to minimize water consumption, increased waste sorting across campus, and right now a soccer field is taking shape by the water tower.
05 Dec 2019
Want a more sustainable society? We need to talk about capitalism, argues CBS researcher
Like a chameleon, capitalism has changed over the years. Now, we are standing on the verge of a new crisis, and either capitalism will change again, or be replaced by something else, argues CBS researcher, Lara Monticelli. She has established a world-wide network of researchers who are trying to explore and rethink capitalism – and we might want to look to India for living proof that “real utopias” are possible.
05 Dec 2019
Approved national budget abolishes budget cuts worth DKK 50–60 million at CBS
The so-called temporary rise in taximeter funding for the humanities and social sciences is continuing for another three years. This means that CBS will avoid losing DKK 50–60 million a year. What's more, the education cap will be discontinued from the summer of 2020.
04 Dec 2019
Three minors in digitalization to transform students into digital diamonds
The students’ and business sector’s demands for more digital skills will result in the launch of two new minors that can transform students into “digital diamonds”. A third minor in business data is already up and running and is described as the “trinity of data”.
02 Dec 2019
Black Friday lures us with more than just knock-out offers – it stimulates our bonding hormone
Our longing for togetherness is what makes us queue up on Black Friday for cut-price flat screens and super-stretch trekking pants, explain two CBS researchers. They also answer whether our focus on sustainability might eventually kill the need for consumer frenzies.
Updated: 20 Nov 2020
Science in Society: “I didn’t intend to be a researcher – I just wanted to change the world”
CBS researcher Pernille Steen Pedersen has turned her stress research into a tangible tool for fighting stress at Denmark’s workplaces. An activity that comes at a cost, but immediately becomes worthwhile when complimentary emails pop up.
26 Nov 2019
A year after the money laundering case: CBS is ready for new collaborations with Danske Bank
CBS is now ready for new collaborations one year after deciding to curb its links with Danske Bank as a direct consequence of the money laundering case that hit the headlines. Replacing the top management and restoring confidence in the bank were CBS’ conditions for reconnecting with its former collaborator.
21 Nov 2019
CBS students trapped in Hong Kong “war zone”: “They produced Molotov cocktails in our lobby”
Johan Schack Petersen and Gustav Fog from CBS experienced first-hand the violent demonstrations in Hong Kong when their university came under siege and was turned into a battlefield. While students from the U.S., Italy and Japan were transported away from the university, the five CBS students “were left to ourselves” and are now criticizing the lack of support from CBS and the Danish consulate.
20 Nov 2019
CBS answers criticism from students trapped in protest-stricken Hong Kong
Two CBS students required more support from CBS when their university became a battleground. CBS argues that it is doing what it can for its students in Hong Kong, and although there is now no academic reason to stay in Hong Kong, CBS does not consider students under obligation to return home.
20 Nov 2019
TAP, VIP and students go to the ballot boxes to vote for CBS’ future
Students and staff will be electing members to the Board of Directors, the Academic Council and study boards during the elections in week 47. Current members of the Board of Directors and the Academic Council explain why students and staff should seize their chance to influence how CBS is run.
15 Nov 2019
The Danish Parliament earmarks DKK 1.5 billion for ‘green’ research
Out of DKK 1,925 billion, the Danish Parliament has agreed to set aside DKK 1.5 billion of the research reserve for fields such as the transformation of agriculture, ecofriendly transportation and sustainable cities. An additional DKK 340 million has been allocated for promoting researchers’ innovative ideas.
13 Nov 2019
New kid on the block: CBS may get a one-year alternative to its two-year master’s degree
CBS has applied for funding to establish a new one-year master degree in Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management. If the degree is accepted, it will allow students to dive deeper into tourism and hospitality in collaboration with the industry. “When new education formats emerge, we should test them,” says Michala Tomra from the Dean’s Office for Education.
12 Nov 2019
CBS is making exchange trips even easier – in future you won’t even have to leave Copenhagen
Taking a semester abroad isn’t easy for every bachelor student at CBS. Therefore, the Vice Dean of International Education, in collaboration with the study boards, is rethinking the exchange format. For example, in future, perhaps you can to take a course in Norway without leaving Copenhagen, or pick universities and course programs specifically designed for your academic profile.
11 Nov 2019
The Greta Syndrome: How a Swedish girl became a world-wide climate phenomenon – and why she is making some people absolutely furious
Greta Thunberg has become the Joan of Arc of climate action. Millions idolize her, while others are downright enraged by her. But how did a 16-year-old girl have this effect? And how did she – and not researchers – succeed in making global warming and other climate challenges the hot topics of our time? CBS WIRE explores the Greta Thunberg effect.
06 Nov 2019
Universities Denmark: No need to change the University Act to prompt more sustainability
The Director of Universities Denmark would rather find common solutions than rewrite the University Act to address the climate and biodiversity crises, as 558 researchers and university teachers have requested. They want the preamble to focus specifically on how universities can contribute to solving the challenges created by climate change.
06 Nov 2019
Think tank: The publication race has gone over the top and hinders good research communication
CBS can do more to improve its research communication. This includes supporting its researchers in strengthening their communication skills, as well as giving researchers time to focus on third-party communication, argues the Head of Analysis at the Think Tank DEA. She believes an overemphasis on the number of published articles is a barrier to better communication.
04 Nov 2019
Universities Denmark is firing up for a cross-university initiative to reduce the Danish universities’ CO2 emissions
The university directors of the eight Danish universities are joining forces to share best practices and discuss potential joint initiatives, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions on campus. The University Director of CBS believes the collaboration will accelerate change.
01 Nov 2019
Shady pensions: Trade unions warn against the freedom to pick your own pension company – but times may change
In our third article about pension companies and sustainability, we talk to three trade unions about their choices of pension companies. According to them, members risk having their pension savings commercially utilized if they are free to pick their own pension companies. However, two trade unions are open to freedom of choice regarding pension companies if their members request it.
31 Oct 2019
CBS co-develops national recommendations to attract more international graduates to the Danish job market
The education sector and business industry have launched seven recommendations to encourage more international students to embark on careers in Denmark after graduation. CBS had an important seat at the table, explains Tom Dahl-Østergaard, who advocates more language flexibility in the business sector. The recommendations have now been handed to the Minister for Higher Education and Science.
28 Oct 2019
One department now has its own recycling station and it could spread to all of CBS
Astrid Tøttenborg and Marie Hansen from Student Hub were frustrated that they couldn’t sort their waste at work. Now, they have four recycling bins working as a pilot project for scaling up the initiative to cover all CBS offices and departments. This aim is supported by the results from the recent recycling project at Spisestuerne, which are so promising that it’s likely to spread to all CBS canteens.
23 Oct 2019
Lifelong learning: “We are pulling the wool over our eyes if we believe learning is happening exclusively at universities”
Universities are at risk of making themselves irrelevant if they don’t acknowledge that the production of knowledge and learning also takes place outside CBS, argues the Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning at CBS. He wants to make CBS loosen its grip on the supply chain of knowledge and be present where knowledge is produced as a way of introducing lifelong learning, and he is looking for students and employees to join his quest.
23 Oct 2019
CBS to introduce designated smoking areas in December
Senior Management and Campus Services have agreed to introduce designated smoking areas in CBS’ outdoor areas starting with Solbjerg Plads in December. The Head of Campus Services explains that ‘smoke police’ will not be lurking around outside, and answers why CBS isn’t introducing a smoke-free policy just yet.
14 Oct 2019
Can grade-free classes reduce stress and improve the student environment? It looks like it
Yes, it’s working. That’s the overall conclusion 12 months after the BSc of Business Administration and Psychology introduced the grade-free first year as an attempt to limit the pressure and stress students experience from having to perform well. But will the students’ behavior change as soon as the grades begin ticking in during semester three?
09 Oct 2019
CBS risks losing DKK 50–60 million of its education funding if the government’s budget is approved
If the government’s draft budget is approved, CBS’ budget will increase by DKK 12 million but be reduced by DKK 50–60 million - a tenth of CBS' education funding. The University Director explains that the budget cut could lead to fewer teaching lessons, fewer teachers and fewer resources to introduce up-to-date teaching methods.
08 Oct 2019
The Confederation of Danish Industry: CBS must be better at showing what research it does
It is too difficult to figure out what research CBS researchers do, if you ask Mette Fjord Sørensen, Head of Research, Higher Education and Diversity at the Confederation of Danish Industry. And at a time when natural sciences are in the spotlight, humanities and social sciences need to step up and show how they can be useful to society and companies, she argues.
07 Oct 2019
Diversity Day: “You can’t hire your way to the benefits of diversity”
Diversity is a vital aspect of disrupting and innovating, but you cannot acquire it simply by hiring a diverse work force, argue Florence Villeséche and Alex Klinge, researchers at CBS. As co-organizers of this year’s Diversity Day on October 8, they are aiming to investigate how diversity and innovation go hand in hand and what role research plays in making diversity a success.
01 Oct 2019
HA Psyk. students learn presentation techniques to curb exam stress
Students in their first and third semesters of the BSc in Business Administration and Psychology program will soon be taught presentational techniques to help them communicate their new knowledge during oral exams. The course lecturer, Mathias Bruhn, hopes the techniques will reduce the stress related to oral exams, and offers advice on preparing for them.
30 Sep 2019
Snapshots from Entrepreneurial Day: Making a business out of the SDGs
For the fifth time, CBS Entrepreneurial Day brought together students with innovative and curious mindsets. Visitors had a chance to explore more than 20 different start-ups and gain inspiration on how the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals can be transformed into a business.
26 Sep 2019
Now VISA and Mastercard users can also sign up and pay with their fingers at Spisestuerne
Over the past 1.5 years, the Fingopay payment solution has expanded to all six of Spisestuerne’s canteens. Now, Nets has added two other credit cards alongside Dankort so more customers can pay for their coffee, lunch and afternoon snacks with their fingers. It has become easier to sign up too.
26 Sep 2019
Shady pensions: “We are financing our own doomsday through our pensions”
Two CBS alumni have started the company Matter Pension, which invests people’s pensions sustainably. “When asked if they are interested in financing global warming, most people say no. But most pensions give them no choice,” says co-founder Emil Stigsgaard Fuglsang. An expert in pensions at CBS explains that pension companies are playing a major role in the green transition and have made large investments over the past few years.
25 Sep 2019
Dean of Research: Unread research is not a waste
Two CBS researchers claim that writing articles no one cares to read is a waste of time and money. The Dean of Research at CBS, Søren Hvidkjær, disagrees, arguing that conducting research implies that you don’t always make useful discoveries. However, he admits that CBS should be better at showing how society benefits from CBS research.
24 Sep 2019
558 researchers and university teachers want to rewrite The University Act to focus on the climate crisis
558 researchers and teachers from the Danish universities and university colleges have signed a proposal to include the climate and biodiversity crises in The Danish Act on Universities. Assistant Professor and co-author from CBS, Emil Husted argues that time is of the essence and calls for collective and ambitious actions.
23 Sep 2019
Festival for the Global Goals “Exponential change calls for radical thinking”
How can and should universities contribute to a more sustainable planet and society in the future? This question was up for discussion at the Festival for the Global Goals co-hosted by CBS. The panelists agreed that the universities should adopt a more radical approach to teaching students and disseminating research in order to fuel the green transition.
17 Sep 2019
Job guide: He cracked the code to the Danish labor market
Is there a way for international students to crack the code and get a job in Denmark? One MSc student currently studying at CBS, Oded Yair Menuhin from Israel, thinks there is. He has applied for about 300 jobs. Based on his experience from job interviews, chats with HR experts and industry professionals, he’s created a guide with all his tricks for increasing the chances of getting a job.
16 Sep 2019
“After cleaning 60 kilos of grain, I was so tired of it”: Lena wanted to make 100 loaves of bread from scratch – here’s how it went down
In August, Lena Tünkers found herself standing in a one-meter deep hole digging for clay. She needed it to build a clay oven so she could bake 100 loaves of bread. But there was no clay. CBS graduate Lena Tünkers spent her summer turning 100 kilos of grain into bread using almost no money and just a little help from her friends. Here’s how it went down.
13 Sep 2019
Researchers: “We waste time and money writing articles no one cares to read”
Rankings of researchers and universities are based on the number of scientific articles published. And that’s a huge problem, argue two CBS researchers. They think researchers should also be measured on their ability to conduct and disseminate research valuable to society. One of the researchers is taking the matter to the Minister for Higher Education and Science.
11 Sep 2019
Shady pensions: Joachim is ready to give up his pension to avoid investing in weapons and oil
PhD Fellow at CBS, Joachim Delventhal’s pension company, JØP, invests his money in the biggest weapons manufacturers in the world, fossil fuels, and tobacco. Though this angers him, Danish law and collective agreements prevent him from switching pension company, so he is ready to give up his pension. JØP responds to his criticism.
11 Sep 2019
“Sustainability isn’t about pointing fingers – it’s about working together”
It’s hard to mention sustainable initiatives at CBS that Centre Manager Louise Thomsen hasn’t been involved with in one way or another. Since 2016, she has done her part to push CBS in a more sustainable direction. And it hasn’t always been easy. Now, she is saying goodbye to CBS with some words of advice on how the university can become even more sustainable.
09 Sep 2019
New students – new behavior: CBS Students launches the semester with a sustainable intro lounge
As a result of trash being left outside trash cans at parties in recent years, CBS Students launched the new semester with a lounge and an initiative to promote the general well-being of students and good trash habits.
04 Sep 2019
RD: A snapshot of what the students can expect to meet in their future working life
At this year’s Responsibility Day, some of the heavy hitters of the Danish business industry discussed and shared dilemmas rooted in responsibility. The Academic Director of UN PRME at CBS hopes that the students appreciated the snapshot of what awaits them on the other side of their studies at CBS. Also, we asked Novo Nordisk and Ørsted what skills CBS graduates should acquire in order to solve responsibility dilemmas.
03 Sep 2019
Students close a digital teaching gap at CBS: “It’s a way for us to become fit for the future”
The new student organization TechLabs wants to equip CBS students with basic knowledge in artificial intelligence, web development and data science. “Microsoft Office skills aren’t enough anymore,” says one of the founders, who thinks that CBS is lagging behind when it comes to teaching tech-related courses.
28 Aug 2019
Leon tied his shoes and left the humdrum life of pension schemes and a good canteen behind him – now he just won the European Championships twice
It was a life-changing decision, and Leon Kofoed was both scared to take it, and scared not to. But as soon as he changed his profession from ‘Junior Analyst’ to ‘Athlete’ on LinkedIn, all of his fears vanished. Everything felt right. This is a story about quitting the humdrum of a steady career and stable income and what it takes to turn your passion into a livelihood.
28 Aug 2019
Ashamed of flying? It’s both a good and a bad thing, says CBS researcher
The phenomenon of flight shame is spreading, but researchers don’t know why we feel like this or what the consequences of it are. Assistant Professor Florian Kock from CBS is going to investigate the nagging feeling that, according to him, can end up making even more people choose to fly. It’s quite paradoxical.
28 Aug 2019
Mergers and falling numbers of PhD students mean three PhD schools must turn into a new one
CBS’ three PhD schools are facing reorganization as they merge into one by January 1, 2020. According to the Dean of Research it’s a “natural” consequence of department mergers in recent years and part of strengthening CBS’ PhD environment which has suffered from a drop in the number of students.
28 Aug 2019
Meet the new chairman of CBS: An opera freak with a vision of making sustainability a core value
He goes to the opera as often as he can, is concerned with the climate crisis, and is interested in how new digital technologies can change CBS. Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO of PensionDanmark, is the new chairman of CBS, and CBS WIRE met him for a chat about what we can expect from him over the next four years. One of the first thing on his agenda is to make sustainability a core element of CBS’ upcoming strategy.
27 Aug 2019
It’s watching you: CBS Digital Art Space gets its own interactive artwork
Digital artist, Christoffer Birkkjær has created an interactive artwork specifically for CBS Digital Art Space. The artwork records the movements in front of it and turns the data into daily pieces of art that reflect the activity in the room.
21. Aug 2019
Cristiana Parisi wants to make European cities flow better and she got € 10 million to do it
So far, the REFLOW project has taken up most of Associate Professor Cristiana Parisi’s time. Weekends, holidays, spare time, work time. And she’s totally fine with it. The project involves 27 partners and covers 10 European countries, with the aim of turning waste into a resource and making the six cities of Amsterdam, Berlin, Vejle, Paris, Milan and Cluj-Napoca in Romania circular. Also, the project is the largest of its kind at CBS.
14 Aug 2019
94 students got their grades mixed up: Should students be worried that other grades are flawed?
A typing error was the reason why 94 students out of a class of 104 got their grades mixed up before the summer holiday. Now, some of the affected students are worried that other grades might be flawed too. The Acting Director of the Study Administration at CBS calls the case “unfortunate” and “extraordinary”. He explains why students shouldn’t be worried about their grades being flawed and how typing errors can be avoided.
14 Aug 2019
Five-year collaboration has made sustainability research a permanent feature at CBS
“Five years ago, you wouldn’t see sustainability-related research published in the big, mainstream journals. Now it’s a natural part of them,” explains CBS Professor, Andreas Rasche. With the Director of CBS Sustainability, Jeremy Moon, he reflects on the outcomes of the five-year collaboration between the Velux Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability and the Governing Responsible Business World-Class Research Environment that just came to an end.
12 Aug 2019
Is it responsible to fly nearly 90 people to a conference in Boston?
For this year’s Academy of Management conference in Boston, 88 people from CBS have been chosen to participate. This will cost about 300,000 kilograms of CO₂ if everyone goes by plane. The Dean of Research explains that they’ve started to track emissions from flight travel and have found that researchers appear to be skipping conference travel. We talked to one researcher who ditched this year’s AOM conference in order to reduce his carbon footprint.
07 Aug 2019
How booty grabbing and catcalls at Roskilde Festival became a research project
Transgressive behavior in the public domain is being discussed far and wide. But how do you deal with it at a festival like Roskilde Festival? Two CBS researchers went to Roskilde to find out. They argue that transgressive behavior is becoming a question of crowd safety, which needs to be dealt with.
05 Aug 2019
Prince Nikolai is to study Business Administration and Service Management at CBS
CBS is getting a royal student this summer, as Prince Nikolai will study Business Administration and Service Management. Wilbert van der Meer, the Head of the Dean’s Office says that Prince Nikolai will, basically, be treated like all the other students at CBS.
31 Jul 2019
CBS accepts more bachelor students – but it’s still super hard to get in
Although CBS has increased the number of study placements by six percent this year, and therefore admitted more students, it’s still hard to get accepted to a bachelor’s program. CBS programs have some of Denmark’s highest entry requirements. But the end of the “artificially high” entry requirements is near, argues the Head of the Dean’s Office at CBS.
31 Jul 2019
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.
28 Jun 2019
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.
27 Jun 2019
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.
26 Jun 2019
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.
25 Jun 2019
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.
19 Jun 2019
“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.
18 Jun 2019
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.
17 Jun 2019
CBS at Folkemødet: What has miniature golf got to do with the SDGs?
CBS, Kvinfo and the Danish Institute for Human Rights hosted an event that combined a game of miniature golf and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. For the event, politicians, activists and professionals were invited to discuss the goals and to see if they could get a hole in one.
14. Jun 2019
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.
13 Jun 2019
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.
06 Jun 2019
PhD students build a daybed out of discarded books
The merger between the Department of Organization and parts of the former Department of Business and Politics resulted in a huge pile of books that no one wanted to use. They’d become discarded knowledge. That’s until three PhD students picked them up. Now, they’ve been turned into a piece of furniture.
05. Jun 2019
Trash Mayhem III: CBS Students needs your help to fix a trashy issue
The images from the aftermath of the handing-in party in May have provoked students and staff of CBS to share their thoughts and feelings on CBS WIRE’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Some have also come up with ideas on how to fix the problem, and they're welcomed by the Vice President of CBS Students who asks for even more ideas about what to do.
04 Jun 2019
Fundamental changes in society challenge CBS – here is the university’s response
A rapid digital transformation of society and increasing demands for life-long learning prompt the Dean of Education to appoint two new associate deans. The aim is to get CBS up to speed with the changes and opportunities related to these phenomena, as CBS is lagging far behind, according to the Dean. We spoke to the two new associate deans about their plans, which are expected to produce results within the year.
31 May 2019
Trash mayhem II: Does student demand for sustainability have a hollow ring to it?
This year’s thesis handing-in party left a mess outside Café Nexus. Just like last year. The Vice President of CBS Students agrees that the student demand for more sustainability has a hollow ring to it if they leave a mess like that. CBS Students hopes to kick-start a change of behavior this coming semester to avoid trash being thrown around.
28 May 2019
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.
23 May 2019
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.
22 May 2019
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
21 May 2019
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.
16 May 2019
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.
15 May 2019
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.
14 May 2019
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.
10 May 2019
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.
08 May 2019
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.
08 May 2019
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.
07 May 2019
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.
03 May 2019
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.
02 May 2019
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.
01 May 2019
Money! And why it’s so weird…
25. Apr 2019
Now it’s higher education’s turn for a digital upgrade
The Danish government has set aside DKK 81 million to digitally and technologically upgrade higher education. Vice Dean of CBS, Annemette Kjærgaard welcomes the national plan of action that encourages collaboration beyond individual institutions.
25 Apr 2019
Maj juggles political work and master’s studies from Brussels
As the newly elected Secretary General for Young European Socialists, CBS student Maj Jensen is going to work full-time in Brussels while studying for her master’s in Copenhagen. “My calendar and I are very close friends,” she says and gives tips on how to combine a full-time job and studies.
23 Apr 2019
CBS Students wants a vision for future education – share your input!
Smaller classes, more blended learning, life-long learning. CBS Students wants to create a vision for future education, and they need input from the students of CBS. The vision should make student voices even clearer.
17 Apr 2019
“CBS is plagued by theft every day”
Trick thieves and light-fingered people steal phones, computers, wallets and belongings at CBS on a daily basis. The Safety Manager at CBS, Lars Bergø reminds staff and students to think of CBS like the Central Station and offers advice on what to do if you experience something suspicious.
16 Apr 2019
Grading scale can get an add-on: 12+
More focus on taking chances and challenging yourself, less focus on mistakes and weak points. This is the rationale behind the new grading scale proposed by the Danish government, which wants to introduce the 12+ for extraordinary performance. The President of CBS Students and the Head of the Dean's Office at CBS are positive about the suggestion from the government, as it shows that the politicians have listened.
11 Apr 2019
The best CBS graduates teach less privileged children in public schools
Graduates from CBS join Teach First Danmark’s graduate program to take up jobs as teachers in public schools to help vulnerable children. According to CBS alum and co-founder of Teach First Danmark, Jesper Bergmann, they are part of solving one of Denmark’s biggest problems. The NGO has just partnered with CBS to help spread the message.
10 Apr 2019
Is CBS short of Danish-speaking teachers? The issue is to be discussed at HSU
Ole Helmersen, Senior Shop Steward, has asked for the Senior Management’s opinion regarding a shortage of Danish-speaking teachers who, according to him, are being assigned extra classes in Danish. The issue will be brought up at an upcoming meeting in the General Consultation Committee.
10 Apr 2019
What happens when artificial intelligence meets morality?
Can advanced artificial intelligence convince humans that it’s human too? What moral questions does that raise? This is what filmmaker and CBS student Lina Csillag investigates in her new short film where she draws inspiration from her interest in tech and her courses in moral philosophy at CBS.
10 Apr 2019
Solbjerg Plads gets 600 new parking spaces for bikes
Endless rows of bikes usually block Solbjerg Plads and the south entrance to CBS, but 600 new bike parking spaces ought to change that this summer. One of the project leaders, Maria Hansen Møller from CBS hopes that the new parking spaces can change the behavior of cyclists.
09 Apr 2019
Students use crowdsourcing to help student organization break barriers to fine arts
What’s preventing students from attending fine arts events? Members of CBS Culture have been scratching their heads trying to figure this out. Luckily two students from the BSc in Business Administration and Service Management had a solution to the problem: crowdsourcing.
08 Apr 2019
CBS teachers challenge old-school economics: “It has lost its relevance”
Mainstream economics is out of touch with the real world, argue two CBS teachers. They have made a more pluralistic course in macroeconomics to give students a better understanding of the different approaches to economics and therefore the world. Four students give their feedback on the course.
05 Apr 2019
More than 100 companies are ready to hire more bachelor graduates
A total of 103 companies have signed Tommy Ahlers’ bachelor pledge and are open to hiring more bachelor graduates. The President of CBS Students supports the initiative, but emphasizes that it “should not encourage society to become less educated, but rather one that fosters life-long learning.”
03 Apr 2019
CBS joins organization that helps persecuted scholars
The international organization Scholars at Risk, which supports persecuted researchers, has recently opened a branch in Denmark. CBS has joined the organization along with other Danish universities. “Academic freedom is key to any university, not least CBS,” says the Dean of Research at CBS.
29 Mar 2019
Critics: CBS’ studies in economics only propose one truth
CBS students and other business students question the curriculum of studies in economics. They argue that they’re only taught selected models and theories that are insufficient for dealing with the many-faceted issues facing the world. But you have to understand A, before you can understand B, argue CBS teachers.
28 Mar 2019
Out with the old, in with the new: CBS switches Learn for Canvas
Better possibilities for digital teaching, user-friendliness, and easier communication between students and teachers via an app. CBS’ new teaching and learning platform, Canvas, has a lot to offer and will replace Learn this year.
27 Mar 2019
CBS researcher guides Denmark into a world dominated by China
China is changing the world as we know it. And fast. Where does that leave Denmark, the business sector and CBS? Postdoc Nis Høyrup Christensen from CBS has provided suggestions on what Denmark should do as part of an expert panel appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
26 Mar 2019
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.
21 Mar 2019
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.
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
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.
19 Mar 2019
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. 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.
18 Mar 2019
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.
14 Mar 2019
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.
13 Mar 2019
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.
12 Mar 2019
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.
08 Mar 2019
”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.
06 Mar 2019
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!
04 Mar 2019
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.
01 Mar 2019
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.
28 Feb 2019
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.
28 Feb 2019
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.
27 Feb 2019
Brexit doesn’t put CBS students off from going on exchange
Although the Minister of Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers recommends students think twice before they go on exchange to the UK, 86 CBS students are going anyway. Same as usual. “British universities want to continue collaboration. No matter what,” says Scott Lewis, International Programs Manager at CBS.
26 Feb 2019
Should unethical behavior lead to blacklisting of companies at CBS?
Emergency services group Falck has been reported to the Danish Fraud Squad for misusing their market position by spreading fake news about their competitor Bios and pushing them out of the market. Also, Falck had a booth at CBS’ career fair. Should CBS blacklist companies that behave badly?
20 Feb 2019
New CBS program wants female entrepreneurs to rise 🚀
Only 25 percent of Denmark’s entrepreneurs are women. The Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship wants to change this by encouraging women at CBS to take the leap and join their new entrepreneurial program, RISE. “It’s about time female entrepreneurs take the lead,” says the CEO of CSE.
19 Feb 2019
Demonstration against cutbacks on international study placements: Everyone seems to lose
A movement of students from across Denmark’s universities is coming together on April 17 to protest against government cutbacks on international study placements. A total of 1,000 – 1,200 study placements must go. “This will affect the quality of education,” says one of the organizing members. CBS’ student union, CBS Students, supports the cause.
15 Feb 2019
Seven words that describe CBS’ coming chairperson: Quirky, daring, buzzing…
CBS flair, defender, international bandwidth, the best. CBS WIRE asked representatives from CBS Students, the Academic Council, the Inclusion and Diversity Council, and a professor of management studies what CBS needs to look for in a new chairperson.
13 Feb 2019
CBS celebrates diversity and inclusion with drag show and workshop
At CBS’ first-ever Winter Pride, participants were asked to put on their norm-critical glasses and find solutions to inclusion- and diversity-related cases at the GenderLab workshop. And then some gorgeous drag queens showed up…
13 Feb 2019
The first step towards fighting climate change is: Recognition
Before we can act on the effects of climate change, we need to recognize them first, argues meteorologist Jesper Theilgaard. He’s been invited to CBS on February 14 by a group of students to talk about how we can help the climate in our day-to-day lives. Students can also get inspiration and input on how to tackle the issue through a series of five workshops.
12 Feb 2019
Danske Bank in the hot seat: Students and staff asked the scandal-ridden bank 50 questions
“We want to make the bank available and talk about what happened. Hopefully, people will see that we’re taking responsibility,” said the interim CEO of Danske Bank, Jesper Nielsen when he visited CBS on February 6. Students approve of the bank’s availability, but doubt whether it will restore the bank’s credibility. Is it just talk?
08 Feb 2019
If worse comes to worst, closing down EOK will lead to layoffs
An email about possible layoffs sent to staff at the Department of Management, Society and Communication is causing insecurity. The head of the department and the employee representative say that the layoff of “six to seven staff members” is unlikely. The Dean of Research says that it’s the last resort if the volume of tasks within CBS isn’t enough for the affected staff members.
06 Feb 2019
Setting all sails!
The newly merged Department of International Economics, Government and Business applied untraditional methods to their merger process. A team of five faculty members just competed in the European Rowing Indoor Championships. Next year they expect to enter at least two teams.
01 Feb 2019
Tommy Ahlers wants universities to create large companies. Ambitious? Yes! Realistic? Maybe
In ten years’ time, the Danish universities should have created ten companies - each with a total turnover of DKK 1 billion. This is the ambition of the Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers. The Dean of Research at CBS, a professor, and the CEO of Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship approve of this ambition, otherwise this precious knowledge risks being filed away out of sight.
31 Jan 2019
First report on sexual harassment among students at CBS calls for further action
For the first time ever, CBS has investigated sexual harassment in the study environment. A total of 429 out of 22,000 students replied to the survey, which concludes that 41% have experienced sexual harassment, and 82% don’t know where to get help at CBS. Co-author of the report and Professor at CBS, Sara Louise Muhr says that the results are alarming, and the report calls for further action from all sides within CBS.
30 Jan 2019
State of tech: Will China take over the world in 2019?
Data leaks, the spread of fake news and China’s growing tech influence await us in 2019! That’s what CBS Professor MSO Mikkel Flyverbom, Editor-in-Chief Lisbeth Knudsen and Denmark’s tech ambassador, Casper Klynge predict. Students, researchers and digital competences are part of the solution to the challenges because they can help us ask the right questions.
29 Jan 2019
Can researchers maintain their nternational careers without flying? Yes, according to Louise Thomsen, co-initiator of recommendations on how to take fewer business flights and reduce CBS’ CO2 emissions. The recommendations suggest that staff should report emissions related to each of their flights.
25 Jan 2019
The Danish grading system is up for discussion… again
The Danish government wants to change the 7-point grading scale in an attempt to curb the grade-race and perfectionist culture among students. The President of CBS Students, Mikkel Nielsen welcomes a new grading system. However, more feedback is needed to make sense of the grades. Student Guidance counselor, Thomas Gylling argues that adding more grades to the scale could reduce some of the pressure that students are under.
23 Jan 2019
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.
22 Jan 2019
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.
17 Jan 2019
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.
17 Jan 2019
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.
16 Jan 2019
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.
16 Jan 2019
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.
11 Jan 2019
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.
09 Jan 2019
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?
12 Dec 2018
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.
11 Dec 2018
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.
11 Dec 2018
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.
07 Dec 2018
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.
07 Dec 2018
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.
05 Dec 2018
New sustainability center allows greater collaboration with companies and universities
CBS’ 16-year-old cbsCSR center has changed its name to CBS Sustainability and was launched on December 3. CSR is still relevant, but CBS needs to engage in broader collaboration with universities and companies to push the sustainable development of society in the right direction, argues the center's academic director.
04 Dec 2018
New report: 1,194 university students have experienced unwanted sexual behavior
“It’s about time we do something about it,” says Rie Snekkerup, Head of the Program Administration at CBS, about a new report on unwanted sexual behavior towards students at Danish universities. Universities have been blind to the problem, argues the President of CBS Students. CBS is putting the finishing touches to its own report.
30 Nov 2018
Fewer students apply for CBS’ diploma program: ‘Original teaching’ is smarting up the program
CBS’ diploma program has, as the first full program at CBS, been running a project for the past three years that combines on-campus teaching with various online activities. One of the goals is to attract more students to the program, which has experienced a decreasing number of applicants in recent years.
29 Nov 2018
Fingopay is a hit and here to stay
The pay-with-your-finger system at Spisestuerne at Solbjerg Plads is such a hit that it’s becoming permanent in all of CBS’ canteens. The system should be up and running and ready for more users before Christmas. Also, Nets has received several inquiries about the solution.
27 Nov 2018
CBS loses 250 international students – but gains 300 from Denmark
CBS will lose 250 international students in 2019 as a result of the Danish government’s demand on cutting 1,000 – 1,200 international study placements. On the other hand, CBS gets to increase the intake of Danish students by 300. CBS has asked the Ministry for Higher Education and Science for the international study placements to be reinstated if CBS can prove that the international graduates stay in Denmark.
23 Nov 2018
Say hi to CBS’ new president
Nikolaj Malchow-Møller has been appointed CBS’ new president. He is a professor of economics, and is currently serving as Dean at the University of Southern Denmark. He will assume the role on March 1, 2019.
21 Nov 2018
CBS Library invites ‘formalized chatter’ with cool CBS researchers
The newly established CBS Library Forum breaks away from the idea that you have to be quiet as a mouse at the library. Once or twice a month, CBS researchers will share their knowledge about their latest research, or whatever they find particularly interesting, and discuss it with the likes of you and me.
20 Nov 2018
Denmark’s universities ask Margrethe Vestager to add scientific journals to her hit list
A handful of scientific journals have created a monopoly-like situation, forcing universities and researchers to pay a higher price for having their research published. Now, 800 European universities, led by Denmark’s eight universities and Universities Denmark, ask the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, to put a stop to the monopoly. The Dean of Research at CBS, Søren Hvidkjær thinks it’s important that Margrethe Vestager takes up the case.
15 Nov 2018
Oops: Let’s talk about our great f*ck ups!
She refuses to get her grades as a way of provoking the anti-fail culture, and he wants everyone to talk openly about their mistakes to make them more acceptable. CBS student, Mathilde Andersen and PhD Fellow at CBS, Thomas Burø are part of a team organizing the Oops! Festival – a festival devoted to f*ck ups, fat-finger errors and failures in mid-November.
14 Nov 2018
The Dean of Education: We can experiment more with experiential teaching
The Dean of Education at CBS, Gregor Halff, salutes the teachers who have the courage to experiment with experiential teaching, and says it’s among CBS’ future goals. However, scale and resources are always a challenge.
13 Nov 2018
Here they are! CBS’ three new research platforms
Transformations, diversity and difference, and inequality are the themes that will bring researchers together from across CBS and all over the world in three new 'business in society' platforms. Their aim is to carry out research that will be useful for everyone.
12 Nov 2018
University paper at CBS: 40 years of writing
A university paper has been sharing CBS’ stories for 40 years. Stories that have brought students and staff closer together, overthrown a president, and just made people smile. One of the founders, two former journalists, and the President of CBS Students tell the story about the university paper.
09 Nov 2018
CBS gets new guidelines for good research communication in the wake of professor’s defense of Danske Bank
CBS professor Steen Thomsen publicly defended Danske Bank without making it clear that the very same bank funded his own research center. This has resulted in consequential action taken by CBS. The guidelines on good research communication will be renewed to ensure improved transparency on research funding, and the coming Vice Dean of Research Communication will be given an extended mandate.
08 Nov 2018
Ain’t no Sunshine when he’s gone
After ten years of service at CBS, Somchai Bronlow will no longer be juggling coffee mugs, warm croissants, white tablecloths and thousands of plates for meetings and events. Instead, a sustainable fish farm in Thailand awaits.
08 Nov 2018
Rikke thinks traditional case competitions are outdated, so she and her team made their own
Students are given limited preparation time in CBS’ new business competition, Business Battlefield, as the aim is to test their ability to think on their feet. CBS student and co-founder, Rikke Knudsen, explains why the old case competition format is outdated.
07 Nov 2018
How Twitter made Simon’s BA project the talk of the town
“It was like getting a virtual high five,” says Simon Carøe Aarestrup about Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler tweeting about the bachelor project that he and his fellow classmate, Frederik had worked on. But how does research communication work on social media in general? CBS WIRE talked to two professors about how they use social media.
01 Nov 2018
Professor’s defense of Danske Bank is to be discussed by Academic Council
The current policy on good research communication practice needs to be revised, argues Søren Hvidkjær, the Dean of Research. He has asked the Academic Council to discuss the matter in the wake of criticism raised by other researchers in the media, in light of CBS Professor Steen Thomsen’s defense of Danske Bank in the newspaper Børsen. Furthermore, he wants the council to give their input on the appointment of a new Vice Dean of Research Communication.
01 Nov 2018
Excited, gentle, hoarse, sarcastic: This is the sound of power
Researchers Anton Grau Larsen, Christoph Ellersgaard and Morten Fischer Sivertsen from CBS have investigated Denmark’s power elite for years. In a new podcast series on Radio24Syv, they explain their research and give listeners the unique opportunity to hear the voices of the most powerful people in Denmark.
01 Nov 2018
Money, money, money: How the annual 2% reduction affects CBS, and why a DKK 123 million windfall isn’t all good news
On one hand, CBS must cut two percent of its grant for education annually, an unpopular intervention, which the government has decided to continue. On the other hand, CBS may receive DKK 123 million for research and education over three years. But CBS may also risk losing approximately DKK 50 to 60 million per year. So, what’s going on with CBS’ finances?
30 Oct 2018
Hooray: 50 years of student influence
The student rebellion of 1968 paved the way for student influence at CBS. But now an increased centralization of power can threaten the students’ say on things, according to the President of CBS Students. The opinions and influence of students “ensures the highest possible standards for education,” he argues.
16 Oct 2018
CBS’ sustainability strategy is here – now it needs initiatives
The framework has been laid out for CBS’ sustainability strategy, with the first initiatives covering the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability starting up in spring. “Becoming sustainable is a common effort,” says the project manager.
11 Oct 2018
I wear my culture
Yuan Fang, an MBA student from China, almost looks like someone from an Asian fairytale when she wears her traditional Chinese clothes. She likes this old-fashioned style, and only ditches it when it rains. CBS WIRE sat down with her to talk about Chinese and Danish culture.
11 Oct 2018
Danish leadership brought Nattana to CBS – with a little help from Waldemar
In Thailand, Nattana Utoomprurkporn is the heir of her father’s business. But before she takes over, she wants to find out how Danes run companies. She has just received the first CBS MBA scholarship awarded by the former CEO of ISS, Waldemar Schmidt, who had a few pieces of advice for the new MBA student.
09 Oct 2018
CBS will not establish new collaboration with Danske Bank… for now
The senior management at CBS has decided to curb new collaboration with Danske Bank as a direct consequence of the ongoing money laundering case. No new collaboration will be established until new top management has been appointed at the bank, says the President of CBS.
04 Oct 2018
CBS creates ethical guidelines for future partnerships
In the wake of the money laundering case, researchers ask what CBS will accept from their collaborators. Guidelines are now being drawn up, but will not apply to the current Danske Bank case. In the end, CBS might need to discuss its overall values, argues a CBS professor.
04 Oct 2018
CBS gets its own whistleblower scheme
From October 4, everybody with a connection to CBS can use the whistleblower scheme anonymously to report infringements and severe offenses such as financial crimes and sexual harassment. Kirsten Winther Jørgensen, the University Director of CBS, says that the scheme is “an expression of good management.”
02 Oct 2018
Constance quit cars and planes and biked to Denmark from France
She traveled 3,500 kilometers by bike to get to Denmark. It was not her end-destination – far from it. But “things never go according to plan,” as the new CBS student Constance Regnier puts it. Her aim is to live her life with the smallest carbon footprint possible. This included not driving cars or taking planes for a while. And that is one of the least radical choices she has made.
27 Sep 2018
CBS continues close collaborations with Danske Bank – is that responsible?
Danske Bank has failed as a model to CBS' students, says the President of CBS. Still, CBS continues to collaborate with the company that has laundered several billion DKK. A CBS professor argues that as long as CBS collaborates with Danske Bank, it is implicitly condoning the bank’s actions, which means that CBS is missing out on a “colossal chance” to teach students an important lesson in CSR.
26 Sep 2018
CBS is still calculating the consequences of cutting international study placements
Gregor Halff, the Dean of Education at CBS, is leading a conversation between all affected areas of CBS about how to minimize the damage to the organization in regard to fulfilling the demand of cutting 260 international study placements. “It’s never just 260 study placements,” he says.
25 Sep 2018
Entrepreneurship event at CBS is bigger than ever – the Swedes are coming too
For the fourth time, CBS Entrepreneurial Day takes over Solbjerg Plads to inspire students to become entrepreneurs – even within fields they know nothing about. This year’s theme is 'Change the game' and the event continues to attract more guests from other universities, technical colleges, high schools and even students from neighboring countries.
21 Sep 2018
Minister confronts grade-race and perfectionist culture in his vision for universities
Remove the 1.08-grade bonus and change the admission system. These proposals are part of a new initiative that Tommy Ahlers, Denmark’s Minister for Higher Education and Science, presented at CBS on September 17. Overall, the President of CBS Students is positive about the initiative, but the minister cannot change the students’ focus on grades alone, he says.
18 Sep 2018
CBS Careers has sent a dinner invitation that requires you to submit your transcript – is that ok?
CBS Careers has sent a dinner invitation to students on the IBP and IB programs on behalf of McKinsey. To be accepted, students have to apply by submitting their latest transcript. CBS student, Grace Livingstone, points out that invitations like that sent from CBS emphasize the feeling that only grades matter. A staff member argues that the practice is non-inclusive.
13 Sep 2018
“As long as we trade – we don’t shoot each other”
Brexit and free trade were the hot topics when Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs visited CBS to discuss the EU with students from the BSc in European Business. The students were especially surprised by the minister’s positive attitude about the future of the EU – despite increasing skepticism.
13 Sep 2018
Do you speak tech?
In the near future, CBS is obliged to teach their students digital competencies, so they can get on in the digital world. A way to do that is through tech-enhanced learning, which CBS already has a lot of experience with, points out the Vice Dean at CBS, who is excited about future collaboration with other Danish universities on this.
13 Sep 2018
Paulius thought he was going to work at a bank – instead he wants to change the world
Have customers lost their bargaining power only to lose out on good deals? CBS alum Paulius Vegele thinks so. He has created a virtual marketplace where companies compete to give you the best offer. “Disruption backwards,” he calls it. A CBS professor says that today the bargaining process takes too much time and often involves strong emotions, resulting in customers haggling less.
10 Sep 2018
“I quit my job in Copenhagen and left my boss a letter saying: Goodbye, I’m going to save Italy”
Michele Sodano, a Sicilian CBS alum, had a nice and easy life in Copenhagen – until it started haunting him. He had to do something about Italy. About the corruption, the mafia, Berlusconi’s media. And about the future of young Italians. He would give it a year and return to Denmark if it didn’t work out.
07 Sep 2018
“It is not a responsibility we can choose to take – it is simply one we have”
2,935 new bachelor students have just had their first day at CBS, and true to tradition it started with Responsibility Day. HRH Crown Princess Mary and European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager were among the speakers, and they both highlighted that the new students can and must be responsible in many ways.
04 Sep 2018
Minister wants to strengthen students’ digital competencies
“Digital technologies will change the way we work,” says Tommy Ahlers, Denmark’s Minister for Higher Education and Science. Therefore, he has called on all universities to exchange best practice on using digital technologies in teaching and how they pass on digital competencies to students.
03 Sep 2018
Live action role play is big business. Are you in? CBS is
“I will never hire someone from CBS,” said Claus Raasted, CEO at the live action role play and experience design company, Dziobak. Troels Jørgensen, special consultant at CBS Business, proved him wrong. Now, the two have entered into a collaboration which is quite an adventure for them and the students.
30 Aug 2018
Want to make your event sustainable? Here’s a guide on how to
No food waste, no paper waste, and no meat on the menu. These are some of the initiatives that can make events at CBS much more sustainable, and they have just been launched in a guide on how to make an event sustainable.
29 Aug 2018
Kvium: “Art trains you to see what you don’t want to see”
A huge bronze sculpture made by the famous Danish artist, Michael Kvium, has become a new, permanent decoration at Kilen. And you can experience Kvium’s curious art in more than one place at CBS right now.
28 Aug 2018
Can Trump affect the number of 1. priority applications for bachelor programs? Maybe…
The BSc in International Business in Asia has received 76 percent more first priority applications compared to last year. President Donald Trump, the fact that the degree is taken at two universities, and better promotion might have something to do with it, explains Verner Worm, member of the study board. Also, read why it is not necessarily a bad thing when the number of 1. Priority applicants decreases.
27 Aug 2018
The government is cutting the number of international study places and CBS is in the front line
Two out of three international students have left Denmark two years after they graduated. As a response the government is cutting 1,000 to 1,200 international study places. The Dean of Education at CBS says that the number of international students that leave are “unexpectedly high” and that CBS' share of the reduction will be about 1/3. The President of CBS Students calls the initiative “tokenism” and “problematic”.
24 Aug 2018
Do you feel ’Belone’?
Grabcing, Drinxplain, Belone. These words are not just nonsense but part of a new campaign which aims to describe the balancing act between having fun and suddenly finding oneself in an unpleasant situation. The campaign helps students get off to a good start and is one out of many initiatives, which make CBS a better place to study.
23 Aug 2018
Bye, bye Fingopay… Hello again
UPDATE: The Fingopay scanners have been turned on again, while the collaborators, Spisestuerne, Nets, and Fingopay, are negotiating whether to continue the project. Kim Frølund, IT responsible at Spisestuerne, hopes that the negotiations will fall into place during the coming weeks.
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Should CBS ban alcohol during intro week?
Three years ago, CBS was heavily being covered by the media, as students reported humiliating and sexist activities such as licking whipped cream off bananas during the intro week. Before the semester start in 2016, new rules were introduced, and they seem to be paying off. But still, CBS is not ready to ban alcohol during the intro week.
15 Aug 2018
Solar shading crashes down at Solbjerg Plads
During the summer holidays, a solar shading panel broke and fell out of the steel frame near the southern façade of Solbjerg Plads. Something that should not be possible. The unusually hot weather seems to have caused the problem, and this can have consequences for the semester start if the panels are not fixed on time.
13 Aug 2018
An international Mekka for CBS researchers
About 70 researchers and the Senior Management from CBS are joining the prestigious American conference, Academy of Management, which attracts more than 10,000 researchers from all over the world. The University Director explains that attending a conference like AOM is an important way of branding CBS and attracting international researchers.
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Party time 2.0: CBS is ready for their second Pride Parade
After last year’s success, CBS is turning up the volume a notch for this year’s Copenhagen Pride Parade. A bigger truck, the DJ That Fucking Sara, and more t-shirts have been ordered. Both the Dean of Education and a co-organizer of CBS’ participation underline the importance of CBS’ presence at the Pride.
10 Aug 2018
What can Hollywood movies teach us about business? A whole lot
Citizen Kane, Wall Street, and The Big Short can tell us a lot about businesses through good and bad times, according to CBS Professor Per H. Hansen. He has watched more than 81 business movies as part of a new research project and points out that movies are as important as annual accounts from big companies.
08 Aug 2018
Feedback: From worst in class to lots of initiatives
CBS is worst in class when it comes to giving sufficient feedback to the students. To make up for this, a pilot project with the aim of giving selected students more feedback, in the form of quizzes, click tests, and Q&A sessions, has been running for the past year. A professor of feedback asks that CBS remembers to look at feedback in a broader sense.
27 Jun 2018
“Should I employ a Dane or an Italian?”
20 Jun 2018
“Use our research to change the world!”
20 Jun 2018
Fake news fighter: Nation sponsored dis-information worries me
The EU Commission has appointed CBS Professor, Ravi Vatrapu, along with four other global experts to advise on a code of practice on how to stop the spreading of fake news and disinformation. Ravi Vatrapu is confident about the future, but nation-state sponsored disinformation on social media worries him.
18 Jun 2018
CBS goes to Bornholm
Folkemødet is a bit like Roskilde Festival. More than 100,000 people – including students and staff from CBS - visit the festival on Bornholm to engage in debates, events, and celebrate democracy. Watch the films and hear what the President of CBS, students, researchers, and staff from CBS got out of Folkemødet.
15 Jun 2018
The sounds of witches
Witch-hunting is part of Denmark’s dark heritage, and it is a story about the silencing of a group of people. Associate Professors from CBS, Ana Maria Munar and Mads Bødker, want to give voices to the witches and tell their stories through sound bites for the coming witch museum in Ribe.
13 Jun 2018
CBS wants to turn down the tobacco industry
The Senior Management at CBS recommends a policy where CBS does not accept any kind of funding directly from tobacco companies. If the policy is decided on, it may result in a stop of the sale of tobacco on CBS’ campus. But that is up for discussion. The Senior Management will make the final decision in the Autumn, and it can potentially make CBS a frontrunner among other Danish universities.
12 Jun 2018
Tommy Ahlers: Failing is an excellent way to learn
How do universities stay attractive? How do they educate business students for the 21st century? Tommy Ahlers, the Minster for Higher Education and Science, Gregor Halff, the Dean of Education at CBS, Anita Monty, Learning Consultant at CBS, and Barbara Sporn, Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business, offer their insights.
11 Jun 2018
Now international researchers can legally do sideline activities, but…
A new law reform is now making it possible for researchers to engage in sideline activities without having to apply for an extra work permit. However, the new law does not apply to all, and it is receiving a lukewarm reception from CBS researchers who have been affected by the previous law.
08 Jun 2018
Do you know the penguin and the cocktail shaker? You should!
Two minutes with an exercise band is all it takes to relieve your body of pain and discomfort, claims physiotherapist Søren Hald. He came to CBS with an arsenal of exercise bands to show the employees how easy it is to better their physical condition.
04 Jun 2018
CBS has to save DKK 20 million on TAP-staff
Employee representatives at CBS are worried that their staff members will be overburdened in the future, and they cannot see where or how to save DKK 20 million. The University Director argues that 3½ years is enough time for reaching their savings goal, and that Senior Management does not have job cuts on their agenda.
31 May 2018
In search of the ideal president
When writing the job description for the new president of CBS, we need to be aware of stereotypical assumptions and unnecessary requirements, says a leading expert on diversity and inclusion at CBS. Also, CBS WIRE asked eight groups of employees at CBS what they are looking for in a new president.
31 May 2018
Lise Kingo: Our lives must become more conscious
We are facing the biggest transformation of mankind if we want to meet the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals by 2030, points out Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of United National Global Compact and CBS’ newest distinguished alumna.
28 May 2018
Trash mayhem: Is it a matter of manners?
The day after the master’s students handed in their theses, the terraces and the green areas outside Nexus looked like the end of Roskilde Festival. The Director of Campus Services is disappointed with this behavior and calls it a matter of upbringing. CBS Students says it’s a common responsibility and they want CBS to engage in a dialogue with the students.
24 May 2018
Grade-free classes: Tackling a stressful performance culture
All new students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration and Psychology will not be given any grades during the first year of their bachelor’s degree. They will be given a lot more feedback instead. The three-year project is an attempt to limit the pressure and stress that students experience from having to perform well.
16 May 2018
Plastic fantastic: Beached fishing nets become reusable shopping nets
CBS students, Lena Tünkers and Niklas Sihan, have developed a circular deposit system that introduces reusable plastic nets made out of beached fishing nets to supermarket chains. They want to confront the perception of plastic being a bad material, as they think it is a valuable resource.
16 May 2018
CBS puts the brakes on hiring TAP-staff
All new positions and re-employments of technical-administrative staff (TAP) will have to be approved by Senior Management. The “decision to show moderation in recruitment” comes as payroll costs for TAP at CBS have increased significantly since 2012. Employee representatives are uncertain about the future consequences at present.
16 May 2018
Merger expert: If a merger doesn’t make sense to the staff, management has a problem
Eight CBS departments are facing a large reorganization as 14 departments are cut down to 11. So far, some welcome the changes while others voice their criticism. CBS WIRE asked a professor what CBS can learn from her research on merger processes.
14 May 2018
How can CBS close the enormous gender gap?
80 percent of the professors at CBS are men and it has not changed since 1999. How is this going to change? Members of the Council for Diversity and Inclusion is currently visiting all of the 14 departments to talk about why diversity matters, because as one of the members, Alex Klinge, puts it, “You cannot be, what you cannot see.”
09 May 2018
She speculated in whiskey and currencies to afford her MBA
The Soviet Union had collapsed, Kazakhstan had become independent, and Dana Minbaeva was 23 years old and in possession of a useless degree in mining engineering. She had to do something drastic. Today, she is a professor and the Vice President of International Affairs at CBS.
02 May 2018
They want to beat the misconceptions about social businesses
If CBS students are to become the ‘leaders of tomorrow’, they need to understand the potential of creating social and sustainable companies, argues Marine von Renteln, first year-student at CBS. Together with the social enterprise YES CPH and the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, she is hosting a seminar about this topic on May 3 at Porcelænshaven.
02 May 2018
Let your face or your car do the paying
The digitalization of our everyday lives is making simple things such as purchases ever more convenient. At Spisestuerne, you can now pay with your finger, but in the future, you could pay with your face or let your car automatically deal with the parking fee. But what are the consequences of introducing biometric technologies, and are we even ready for them?
01 May 2018
CBS students have founded the first university lacrosse team in Denmark
30. Apr 2018
Brexit: Research collaborations are facing an uncertain fate
The uncertainties about the outcome of Brexit have left the Danish universities and their researchers in a watershed. Per Holten-Andersen, the President of CBS, points out that Brexit has the potential to harm the quality of joint research, and British researchers at CBS are nervous about their legal rights in the near future.
24 Apr 2018
First place on Earth: Pay with your finger at Spisestuerne
Forgot your Dankort, or has your phone run out of batteries? Doesn’t matter. At Spisestuerne, it is now possible to pay with your finger using Fingopay. A scanner with an infrared light maps the unique pattern of your veins in the finger, which is then connected to your Dankort. CBS will be the first place in the world using Fingopay in a self-service environment.
19 Apr 2018
CBS WIRE enters into a collaboration with Denmark’s most popular science media
A new collaboration with the popular online media, Videnskab.dk’s ResearcherZone, means that CBS WIRE will be able to publish even more stories about research from CBS. Videnskab.dk will publish the stories for their 900,000 monthly readers and on their international sister-site, ScienceNordic, which has readers from all over the world.
18 Apr 2018
Per Holten-Andersen says goodbye to CBS in December
The hunt for CBS’ new president has begun. Per Holten-Andersen has just announced that he is resigning in January 2019, one year earlier than planned.
17 Apr 2018
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?
13 Apr 2018
Mogens Lykketoft: Current CBS students will face a major catastrophe if we don’t act now
If we do not meet the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, it is not the problem of the next generations, but the current students’ at CBS, pointed out the former chairman of the UN General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, in a debate about the SDGs at CBS. Also, read about what kind of greenwashing traps companies risk falling into, and why the students should care about SDGs at all.
13 Apr 2018
New dean of education: “Expect a lot of questions”
50 percent of the jobs in 50 years are unknown to us as of yet. How do we prepare for that? This is one of the questions that Gregor Halff, the new dean of education at CBS, seeks to answer along with a lot of other questions in the coming future. CBS WIRE paid the new dean a visit to talk about the future and what the students and staff can expect. Read also, about how Gregor Halff wants to keep an eye on the study environment, which is currently making the students feel stressed out and anxious.
11 Apr 2018
New international troika investigates internationalization at CBS
When politicians and stakeholders start to ask questions about the necessity of internationalization, CBS has to be prepared to answer. Martin Jes Iversen, Dana Minbaeva, and Tom Dahl-Østergaard make up CBS’ new international troika, and they going to be the ones who find those answers. This spring, they will investigate CBS and its stakeholders’ opinions on internationalization, and the value of exchange programs.
04 Apr 2018
CBS is getting a strategy for sustainability
The future of CBS is about to look greener. The Green Network, consisting of professionals, experts, and students from CBS, has received a green light from the senior management to draft a sustainability strategy for CBS. The first initiatives will be ready in 2019, and you can participate by sharing ideas that would make CBS more sustainable.
04 Apr 2018
Maria Figueroa is going to advise world leaders about climate change
Out of a thousand nominees, CBS researcher Maria Figueroa, from the Department of Business and Politics, has been appointed as one of the lead authors of the next assessment report on climate change by the UN’s climate panel, the IPCC. She points out three trends that will ensure a faster transition towards greener societies and encourages everyone to keep a positive attitude towards finding ways to limit climate change.
27 Mar 2018
Merging, fusion, reorganization? Eight CBS departments are facing restructuring
More than half of the existing departments at CBS will be affected when the number of departments will be reduced from 14 to 10 or 11. The idea is to strengthen research and teaching, explains Søren Hvidkjær, the dean of research at CBS, who underlines that no one will be laid off. Keld Laursen, member of the Academic Council, and Ole Helmersen, a representative of the researchers at CBS, emphasize the importance of listening to the affected employees’ wishes and concerns regarding the future of their departments.
22 Mar 2018
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.
21 Mar 2018
There are many questions, but not a lot of answers. A lockout is threatening staff members and students, and HR is trying their best to give you an idea of what exactly will happen when you are subject to a lockout. For example, you cannot take your work computer home, but CBS is not going to ask you to hand it in. Then there are the questions about people who are employed outside of Denmark’s borders. What about them?
19 Mar 2018
The mother of all consultants
Stephanie Hadler came to CBS on exchange in 1986 and found that a part of her felt like she had a new home. More than 30 years later she says goodbye to the institution that she put on the international map through case competitions. She reflects on toe-curling trends in case competition, offers some advice to future case competitors, and raises the veil on a project that can secure case solving at CBS in the future.
15 Mar 2018
New report: CBS students suffer from irrational and extreme anxiety
The latest study environment report shows that a healthy mental study environment is being threatened by the study progress reform and competitive behavior where the students see each other as competitors. CBS has drawn up a plan of action to improve both the physical and the mental study environment, but a larger cultural shift in society is also needed, points out the student councilors, the study administration, and the President of CBS Students.
15 Mar 2018
Students criticize the ministry’s increasing control over the universities
On the 12th of March, the Committee on Improved University Educations proposed 37 new recommendations on how to improve education at universities . However, Jeppe Ask Tofteskov, President of CBS Students, and Sana Mahin Doost, President of the National Union of Students, fear a stagnation of the development of educations and the death of student democracy if the 37th recommendation is enforced, as it will diminish the power of the study boards.
13 Mar 2018
Power looks like a woman in 2018 and beyond
Power has, for centuries, looked and sounded like a man, but that is changing. Lisbeth Knudsen, Margrethe Vestager, and Marianne Dahl Steensen, all women in leading positions , came to CBS on the 8th of March to discuss what future female leaders want to fight for. Together with the audience, they created a manifest, which was handed over to Karen Ellemann, the Minister of Equal Opportunities. Hear what she wants to use it for in the film.
09 Mar 2018
IWD: What is there to fight for? 10 women, including Karen Ellemann and a lot of other women from CBS, talk about what they want to fight for
More female teachers, more women in leading positions, less focus on gender. 10 women including Karen Ellemann, the Minister for Equal Opportunities, Lisbeth Knudsen, the editor in chief of Mandag Morgen, CBS students and faculty members give their suggestion on what they want to fight for.
09 Mar 2018
Boss women make other women become bosses
It is not great coworkers, supporting parents, or an inspirational spouse that make more women become entrepreneurs. It is the bosses. And especially if they are women, shows new research from the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics at CBS. The result can, according to the authors of the research paper, also be broadened to other business sectors.
07 Mar 2018
A Scottish case team surprised the organizers of CBS Case Competition OPEN
The case team representing the University of Glasgow surprised Jeppe Tranekær, the leader of CBS Case Competition OPEN, as they flew in for the finals. Something which the case competition organizers haven't tried before. Jeppe Tranekær hopes that more international teams will fly in for the OPEN case competition in the future.
05. Mar 2018
Why are case competitions so popular?
Companies and students are increasingly finding case competitions relevant – both to host and to take part in. But why? Students, the Head of Business Relations and Career Services at CBS, Grundfos, and QVARTZ give their suggestions and some of them question the format of case competitions. Because, are case competitions bringing out the most innovative ideas?
01 Mar 2018
Should there be case solving in the curricula?
Week 9 is upon us. Two CBS students, Jeppe Tranekær and Mathias Bohn, who are heavily involved in the case competition, Janie Huus Tange, Head of Business Relations and Career Services, and the co-founder of Qvartz, Hans Henrik Beck, all agree that case solving skills are indispensable, and should extend far beyond week 9. What do you think?
26 Feb 2018
What you didn’t know about CBS Case Competition
Each year a new team of students takes part in organizing the CBS Case Competition. We talked to several of the organizers of the 2017 CBS Case Competition about, what's going on behind the scenes.
26. Feb 2018
New tax rules have “unfortunate” consequences for researchers
The Danish Government has agreed on a new set of tax rules, which imply that researchers will have had to stay within the EU for seven out of the past eight years if they want to receive unemployment allowances by 2021, when the rules will be fully implemented. The Dean of Research at CBS, Søren Hvidkjær, calls the new rules “unfortunate”, and fears that it will lower international mobility. He will be bringing up the matter with Universities Denmark.
21 Feb 2018
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.
20 Feb 2018
Professor: We need to teach kindergarteners about sustainability
If we want to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society, we need to start with the kindergarteners. Education and teaching in sustainability is the prerequisite to finding the solutions to the problems our planet is facing, argues Professor Donald Huisingh from the University of Tennessee. The solutions could include better design of the systems and machines that surround us.
16 Feb 2018
Investors speculate about when to sell their crypto currencies, banks are being skeptical, yet others hope for a reformation of the monetary system and the downfall of banks. Crypto currencies, like Bitcoin, – whether we like them or not – are here to stay. But how will they change our society? We asked a philosopher, an investor, and the founders of the organization, CryptoWomen.
13 Feb 2018
Carl Kronika found his fourth employee in a VW UP
A GoMore trip turned out to be more valuable than just a car ride. Carl Kronika, CEO of the CSE-based start-up Copus, was looking for a new employee for his company. That employee happened to be Louise Salebjerg-Hansen, the driver of the Go-More ride.
13 Feb 2018
They close a gap in sustainable teaching
Teaching material on sustainable business models is a scarcity. But CBS wants to change that together with the Norwegian School of Economics and the Spanish ESADE Business & Law School, as they are planning to launch an open source and online educational material about sustainable business models in 2019.
09 Feb 2018
CBS students demand more teaching in sustainability
Sustainability isn’t just a trend that’s about to pass. Teachers are experiencing that students demand to be taught more about sustainability. Two students from OIKOS think that CBS needs to introduce more mandatory courses in sustainability if it wants to be in tune with the future of businesses and consumer behavior.
09 Feb 2018
How barbarian cat killers became benevolent cat kings
Dress up, hit a barrel filled with candy, and gorge yourself on cream-filled buns. This is what characterizes the celebration of Shrovetide in Denmark on Sunday. The tradition, however, started out to be much more morbid and it involved smashing barrels with live cats in them.
Updated: 19 Feb 2020
How to make a society fit for entrepreneurs
If we want more innovation and inspired employees, we should change our organizations, as they no longer suffice for this century, argues Mirjam van Praag, Professor of entrepreneurship. She’s leaving CBS after four years to become the president of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
31 Jan 2018
The gum busters
CBS students, Silas Storgaard and Dylan Bastved, have found an eco-friendly and cheap way to remove the ubiquitous gum leftovers from highways and byways. However, people are hesitant to take up the solution. Jakob Fals Nygaard from Campus Services at CBS calls the gum-issue an “under prioritized problem.”
30 Jan 2018
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.
30 Jan 2018
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.
26 Jan 2018
CBS leads the way towards a greener shipping industry
CBS Maritime is leading a global collaboration of universities and companies in an effort to make the shipping industry greener. By 2050, The industry is predicted to contribute around 17 percent towards the total worldwide CO2-emissions. The co-director of the project, Henrik Sornn-Friese, Associated Professor at CBS, proclaims ‘uncertainty’ as the biggest challenge that the industry is facing in getting a green makeover.
24 Jan 2018
Artificial intelligence: A fortune telling-machine in the making
Three researchers from CBS have built an artificial intelligence model, which learns in order to predict Airbnb sales with over 90 percent accuracy. It is outdoing previous models by 10 percent. Even though the use of artificial intelligence is at the state of steam engines, it’s developing at a fast pace.
23 Jan 2018
Eric writes himself out of his comfort zone
CBS student Eric Maganga will be blogging for CBS Wire about personal stuff such as loneliness, shyness, and dating. Blogging for him is a way of coming out his comfort zone, and he hopes that the people at CBS will be able to identify with his blogs, which in format spans from regular texts to sound bites and poems.
22 Jan 2018
Companies: We also want the brain drain problem solved
To prevent the international graduates from leaving Denmark, companies such as Novo Nordisk and IIH Nordic want it to be easier to attract and retain the international graduates. And this is something CBS can help out with, they argue. Losing out on the international graduates is regrettable, says the vice president of the Confederation of Danish Industry.
17 Jan 2018
Can I kiss you?
Real stories about romantic love, dating, affairs, and sexual harassment taking place in the academic work environment shall help us talk more freely about how they shape our daily lives at work. This is the aim of the new handbook ‘The Beauty and the Abuse’, which Ana Maria Munar, co-author and Associate Professor at CBS, sees as complementary to the #MeToo-campaign.
17 Jan 2018
You can help Spisestuerne prevent food waste
Instead of letting the food from the five canteens at CBS go to waste, you can fill a box for DKK 15. Although the new initiative is facing some challenges, it’s “here to stay,” says the Director of Spisestuerne.
16 Jan 2018
Three new CBS educations are missing ministerial approval
It has come as a surprise for the Director of the Dean’s Office, Wilbert van der Meer, that the Ministry of Higher Education and Science didn’t approve three new educational programs at CBS. “It’s a misjudgment on our part,” says Wilbert van der Meer about the reason for not receiving the approvals.
15 Jan 2018
CBS receives funding to make entrepreneurial dreams come true
More students from CBS, University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and Aalborg University will get the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of starting their own company, as the universities will receive DKK 9.6 million to incubate more entrepreneurs. According to Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, the best possible time to start a business is during your studies.
11 Jan 2018
Are printed textbooks facing the beginning of the end?
The start-up, Lix, has made what aspires to be the “Spotify for textbooks”, an online platform from which you can already access more than 70 percent of CBS’ curriculum. Lix wants to revolutionize the textbook with online features such as instant messaging and quizzes. However, the digitalization of textbooks might lead to us learning less, in the end, argues Jakob Ravn, Chief Consultant at CBS.
10 Jan 2018
CBS WIRE’s top 10 most read stories of 2017
The story about two cleaning ladies at Solbjerg Plads was – for a long time – your favorite. That is, right until the last business language program at CBS was closed. Then a guide to SU-friendly restaurants popped up and that ended up taking the number one spot. Check out our list of the 10 most read stories on CBS WIRE last year. Did you miss any of them?
08 Jan 2018
A Dean’s goodbye – now he is going to climb Kilimanjaro
Peter Møllgaard resigns as the Dean of Research on the 1st of January. The first thing he is up to in the new year will be to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. CBS WIRE asked Peter Møllgaard five questions about his time as a dean at CBS, and among the answers, he gives three pieces of advice to his successor, Søren Hvidkjær, Head of the Department of Finance.
21 Dec 2017
Keld Laursen, Academic Council: Mistrust cannot be solved with more visibility only
Senior Management promises to be more visible in the future as a response to a report made about the mistrust towards DIR among academic staff. But being more visible only solves 50 percent of the problems, argues Keld Laursen, who took part in the making of the report. Employee representative, Ole Helmersen, is satisfied with the outcome, and expects DIR to take note of the report.
19 Dec 2017
CBS Students’ Christmas wishes: Education ad libitum and a room full of kittens
If CBS Students had any amount of resources available that they would ask Santa to give them free education for all, forever… and an anti-stress room full of kittens.
19 Dec 2017
CBS’ celebrity: He is rocking the financial world
Strangers want to take selfies with Lasse Heje Pedersen when he shows up at conferences, numerous awards for his research on liquidity are hanging on the wall in his office at CBS, and now, he just appeared on a list of the 3,000 most influential researchers in the world - for the second time. CBS WIRE met with the popular professor.
19 Dec 2017