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.
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 cover all CBS study programs.
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.
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.
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”.
A new ‘green’ center has opened at CBS, prompted by ‘huge demand’ in the European industry and energy sector for new research on energy infrastructure and energy economics. “These research areas have been overlooked, but if we really want to transform our system, economy and society towards a more sustainable world, we must question overarching subjects. And we will,” says Philipp Alexander Ostrowicz, coordinator at CSEI.
While everyone else is looking ahead, let’s take a quick glance back at what caught readers’ attention most on CBS WIRE in 2019.
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.
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?
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.
At the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, they use philosophy to investigate some of the biggest problems currently faced by the contemporary and rapidly changing business world. And although it may sound slightly high-flown to include a humanitarian discipline in business research, this is not the case, according to the head of the department.
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.
Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it! A minigolf game to play while sitting on the toilet, a nicely wrapped toilet role, a chopping board from your lover or a food dehydrator that previously only existed in your dreams. Do you remember your best and worst Christmas gifts ever?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.