Assistant Professor Thomas Frick wants to ‘fill the gap’ between theoretical and practical learning in the area of digital marketing. Together with his students, he has created the platform MealonSu. “Creating a business as a learning tool has brought significant value to our learning experience,” says Diana Dobre, a student on the course.
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.
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.
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.
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 you may be able to take a course in Norway without leaving Copenhagen, or pick universities and course programs specifically designed for your academic profile.
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.
Björn Behn and his former classmate Jeppe Skovgaard co-founded a movement studio called ‘Rört’. They now want to encourage other students to follow their dreams and explore the ideas that spark their curiosity and motivation, instead of looking for external validation of their career decisions.
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.
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.
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.
Only three months after earning her master’s degree, German CBS student Julia Kick got a job in Denmark. For an international graduate, that is very unusual, since just 34 percent of all international students are still living and working in the country two years after graduating. But now, Julia Kick reveals how she managed to pass through the eye of the needle and into the Danish job market.
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.
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.
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.
With 137 mentors and a goal of reaching 400 mentees in a programme representing 61 nations, it’s the biggest of its kind in Northern Europe – but CBS Business has even bigger ambitions. And, uniquely, its success is due partly to group mentoring.
Blurred lines between sales and financial counselling, discussions about digital currencies and money laundering cases – these are some of the aspects a new report investigates with the core aim of clarifying and recommending solutions to the future challenges faced by the financial sector.
When studying at CBS, Louise Bech Junge and her friend Mikkel Korn Frederiksen saw how their fellow students were struggling to get relevant student jobs. So, the two friends leapt into action and established Taskflex. And after graduating this summer, they’re putting all their energy into expanding into Norway and Sweden, and to make it “scale up like crazy”.
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.
According to a new OECD report, most Danish students stay in Denmark while studying. At CBS, every fourth student opts for an exchange stay, but according to DI Director Mette Fjord Sørensen, the number should be higher.
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?