Permaculture gardeners want to defy business school norm of neat green lawns
Raised beds with berries and vegetables, wildflowers and professors with wheelbarrows and rakes – it might not be the typical image of a business school – but that could all change in the future. CBS faculty members Isabel Fróes and Maribel Blasco’s idea of creating a permaculture garden at CBS has finally set down roots. On a piece of land next to Kilen, they want to build a community around permaculture principles and rethink how the green spaces of the campus can be used. “It gives us a lot of energy and meaning,” says Maribel Blasco.
31 May 2023
Academic Books closes stores as turnover plummets – “There won’t be a campus bookstore if you don’t do anything”
The non-profit bookstore and CBS creation Academic Books has lost 30% of its revenue in the last five years. “If this goes on, in four or five years there will be no bookstore at CBS,” says Kenneth Golubov, Administrative Director of SL Fonden, under which Academic Books is run.
22 May 2023
On the hunt with CBS Hunting Club – a different kind of game
Sports, culture, business and academia – CBS student societies offer it all, but only one student society shoots to kill. Since 2012, CBS Hunting Club has introduced students to a tradition dating back perhaps further than any other human pastime. CBS WIRE tagged along with the newcomers to see what training for a hunting licence is like.
10 May 2023
Learning from the climate laggards – Green Business Forum aims to take sustainability beyond the classroom
Sustainability is “a bit like teenage sex. We all like to say we’re doing it, but few people actually are and those who are do it poorly”. At least according to Morten Westergaard, head of climate and energy from Middelfart Municipality and panellist at the Green Business Forum at CBS. But talking can also be the start of something. For the first Green Business Forum held at CBS, students, faculty and business professionals teamed up to share ideas and address pressing questions that can push the green transition.
02 May 2023
“Ambitious”, “analytical” and “team player” – CBS’ new AI tool will tell you to keep these words out of job ads
Can an AI tool improve diversity? That, at least, is the idea behind Develop Diverse, a new tool being implemented at CBS to attract a more diverse pool of candidates to job postings. The programme scans job ads for biased words and suggests more inclusive alternatives. According to Sofie Gottlieb, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead, it has proven to increase the number of qualified applicants.
27 Apr 2023
Fears of espionage and data privacy breaches – CBS bans TikTok, recommends students stay away
CBS joins the increasing number of public institutions banning TikTok. Due to the risk of sensitive user data – and CBS data – being compromised, the platform is no longer allowed on official devices, unless there is a legitimate business need. Morten Ingvard Falck, Chief Information Security Officer at CBS, also recommends that students stop using the app.
04 Apr 2023
UN club to bring Model United Nations conference to Copenhagen
Denmark has no Model UN conference. But the students in CBS United Nations are planning to change that. Next year, they want to bring the conference, where students from around the world simulate the workings of the UN, to Copenhagen.
03 Apr 2023
New student organisations are blossoming – the challenge is how to keep them alive
The number of student societies at CBS has more than tripled in the last five years. But with a busy and ever-changing student population, the challenge is for the organisations to outlive the natural turnover of members.
27 Mar 2023
Dance like someone’s watching: CBS Dance turns a basement in Dalgas Have into a K-pop stage
Beiza Kateh had never danced outside her living room. Now she leads the student organisation that gets students moving their bodies.
24 Mar 2023
CBS president concerned by scale of reform: “This is a huge experiment”
The scale of the government’s planned reforms, which involve an unprecedented redesign of the Danish education system, worries Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, President of Copenhagen Business School. But he also sees opportunities in the investments in lifelong learning opportunities and thinks CBS is well positioned to be relevant in the new education landscape envisioned by the government.
15 Mar 2023
Students and professors fear one-year master’s, but welcome English programmes
The government’s idea of reducing half of all master’s programmes to 75 ECTS, mostly within the humanities and social sciences, has met scepticism and concern at CBS. “I don’t hear anyone applauding this idea,” says Nanna Mik-Meyer, chair of the Professor's Association at CBS.
07 Mar 2023
An array of master’s and an invitation to foreign talent – Education Minister lays out first reform package
On Thursday, Christina Egelund, Minister for Higher Education and Science, from Moderaterne (The Moderates) presented the first batch of the government’s long awaited – and dreaded – education reform plans. They include vast changes to Denmark’s education system that, according to the government, will strengthen the Danish workforce.
03 Mar 2023
Partnership with war-torn university grows – 25 Ukrainian students to attend summer school at CBS
Twenty-five Ukrainian students will have the chance to attend courses at CBS for free this summer. The initiative is the result of a partnership between CBS and Karazin University in Kharkiv. “We can do our share as an academic institution to strengthen Ukrainian universities,” says Martin Jes Iversen, Vice Dean of International Education.
24 Feb 2023
Name change sets new course for department: “What we’re doing is the future of humanities”
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but can a new name make a university department better? Mitchell Dean believes so. As his department changes name, he is aiming for new research collaborations and a stronger focus on the problems that businesses and society are facing. “We are giving students capacities to make a difference through their professional lives. And I think that’s what the current generation of students want: they want to contribute to positive social transformation.”
17 Feb 2023
New alliance aims to take on student wellbeing from the top
University management, students and experts from across Denmark are coming together in a new alliance that aims to make students feel better. “It’s a conversation we need to be having,” says deputy president Inger Askehave, who represents CBS in the alliance.
14 Feb 2023
From two years to one: this CBS master has already gone through the controversial change
Sebastian Zenker is sometimes wondering why the government has not called. He has first-hand experience of changing a master’s programme from two years to one, which is exactly what the Danish government plans to do with its education reform plans. But so far, nobody has asked for his input.
10 Feb 2023
New CBS Students president ditches CLS, delays graduation to lead student union
Monday evening, CBS Students elected David Johannes Treschow Ellebye, who formerly represented CBS Conservative & Liberal Students (CLS), as its new president. He promises to work to bring back Nexus Thursdays and fight the political reforms.
07 Feb 2023
Newly elected president resigns – CBS Students to choose new leader
The newly elected president of CBS Students, Tomas Vemola, has resigned from his post for personal reasons. CBS Students has called for an Extraordinary General Assembly to elect a new president.
01 Feb 2023
ChatGPT is a powerful tool that students must learn to control – experts weigh in on the future of AI in education
Is it a cure for writer’s block, or a tool for cheating? Will it bring the end of education as we know it? The latest developments in AI text generators, most famously ChatGPT, are forcing us to rethink writing, teaching and learning.
31 Jan 2023
CBS to review exam questions in response to ChatGPT developments
CBS cannot detect if students use Artificial Intelligence to cheat on exams. The university has therefore initiated a review of all exam questions to test generative AI and its ability to solve student assignments. ChatGPT will soon be taking CBS exams.
26 Jan 2023
Students suspended because of “Slutty Fall Break” invitation take CBS to court
The six students who, in 2019, were suspended for nine months after sending a private party invitation are now suing CBS. Three separate lawsuits have been filed against CBS from students seeking financial compensation. CBS Legal says CBS does not intend to settle and will take all three cases to court.
25 Jan 2023
A trip to Italy inspired Francesca and Fannar to open their own pasta boutique
Thanks to two CBS graduates, Copenhagen now has a pasta boutique where you can buy freshly made pasta. Francesca Tenze and Fannar Hannesson had never thought they would end up running a food business. But, a trip to food-Mecca Bologna inspired them to quit their jobs and start their own company, La Fresca, modelled on the traditional Italian concept.
19 Jan 2023
CBS professor’s review of corona measures is happy news for democracy in Europe
In the spring of 2020, political science associate professor Mads Dagnis Jensen, like many others, was celebrating the end of lockdown drinking a beer with some fellow political science researchers in Christianshavn. At a time when just about everyone was comparing different governments’ Covid-19 measures, you can bet that these comparative politics nerds also were. “Why don’t we write a book,” one of his colleagues suggested.
23 Dec 2022
Professors fear shorter master’s degree could lower academic standards
Shorter Master’s programmes, less student grants, improved teaching quality, and more life-long learning opportunities. As the new Danish government takes shape, some of the proposals in the Danish education reform, which have sparked widespread debate over the last couple of months, are now on their way to being realised. In early December, Nina Smith, the economist who leads the government’s Reform Commission, visited CBS to present the reform of which many professors are sceptical.
15 Dec 2022
New centrist government to roll out education reforms
Denmark has a new government. After 42 days of negotiations, acting prime minister and leader of the Social Democrats Mette Frederiksen finally presented her new three-party coalition government on Wednesday. Among the policies the new government plans to roll out is an extensive education reform that has been widely debated over the last months.
15 Dec 2022
Study Board opts for retake of annulled midterm: “The least bad option”
BSc Digital Management students who recently had their midterm annulled will ultimately have to retake the exam. While some students had hoped for a solution where they could avoid a retake and have the final exam count for the full grade, the Study Board ruled in favour of a retake and maintaining the original exam format.
13 Dec 2022
1,500 scholars gather to discuss future of digitalisation in Copenhagen
What will digitalisation look like in the future? That is a hot topic for discussion at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the yearly international conference of the Association for Information Systems, which returns this week to Denmark after 32 years.
07 Dec 2022
Students given old exam assignments – CBS voids exams again
When Daniel Westermann Strandby, a third-semester BSc student in Digital Management, sat down to take his midterm exam in Corporate Finance he was surprised – he had already seen the exam questions before. “They were almost identical. Everyone who had read through the material available from previous exams could recognise large parts of it. I found this highly surprising,” he says.
06 Dec 2022
CBS Students takes majority of seats in student elections
Representatives from CBS Students secured the most prestigious seats in last week’s student elections, according to the preliminary results.
01 Dec 2022