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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.

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

One foot in a pig hut and the other on the shiny floors of CBS

When Nickolaj Skytte Nielsen was just 19 years old, he invented a special hut for free-range pigs and established his own company in Jutland. Today, at 22 years old, he still runs his business while studying at CBS in Copenhagen. Although it demands a lot of traveling, he loves working with the pig huts. But fellow students from Copenhagen have never seen a pig in real life or heard of huts in their big city lives. Some even think that pigs live on shelves… Well, they don’t!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Controversial pottery case becomes part of the curriculum at CBS

A much-discussed copycat case between ceramicist Anne Black and the Danish supermarket chain Netto is currently pending in court. No matter the outcome, the case will be a good way to show CBS students how to avoid being in the “worst situation imaginable,” as lecturer Stina Teilmann-Lock puts it.

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.

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.

“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.

CBS Film is ready to feed hungry movie lovers

CBS Film has been hibernating for the last couple of years. But the with new director Anna Krasztev-Kovacs at the helm, the student organization is now reawakened and ready to provide CBS students with movie marathons and film festivals, collaborations with other student organizations, such as CBS Art and CBS Fashion Society, and lots of events about the business of filmmaking.

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