Her name means ‘sunshine’ in Nepalese. She created her first start-up when she was just 16 years old. And now Nima Sophia Tisdall is 25 and has just graduated from CBS. Earlier this year her company Blue Lobster was singled out by former president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, as an inspirational innovator. She learned at a young age that earning money isn’t hard – but creating change is.
On Saturday August 17 the annual Copenhagen Pride Parade will take place in the streets of the capital, and this year the president of CBS Nikolaj Malchow-Møller urges students, staff and friends of CBS to wear a rainbow tie and join the celebration under the motto ‘Love Suits Everyone’.
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.
“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.
A new bachelor program kicks off for the first time in August. It’s filled to the max with 90 new students where they’ll learn to provide customer foresight – not with a crystal ball, but by combining methods from anthropology, cultural studies, sociology and communication studies. The program has been developed in close collaboration with the Danish business community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Social Democrats’ former spokesperson for Children and Social Affairs, Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, takes over the post of Minister for Higher Education and Science after Tommy Ahlers. “Education is undoubtedly Denmark’s most important commodity,” she writes on her website. She’s been a member of parliament since 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photographer and professor at CBS, Susana Borrás is ready with a new photographic exhibition. It aims to break away from "the negative and one-sided media coverage of international citizens" living in Denmark by showcasing positive stories of Europeans.
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.
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.
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.
There’s a rebel movement at Student & Innovation House in Frederiksberg. It aims to fix traditional ways of teaching and learning and replace them with "goosebumping" learner-centered methods, cooking and storytelling.