Torben Möger Pedersen, adjunct professor at CBS and CEO of Pension Denmark, has been appointed the new chairman of CBS’ Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will also welcome Lillian Mogensen, former CEO of Payment Denmark, as a new member of the Board.
Danske Bank is working on regaining trust and restoring their reputation. But how? This is the question that two CBS professors, Michael Mol and Bent Petersen raise in their new teaching case, which will be available shortly to students and universities worldwide.
DKK 27 million is at stake in the Ministry for Higher Education and Science’s Green Challenge. Here researchers at Danish universities can team up with companies to come up with solutions to three of the greatest green challenges of our time. Each winning team gets DKK 9 million so they can implement their solution.
When students graduate from the BSc in Shipping and Trade at CBS they can walk right into the labor market and take up a full-time position. No Master’s degree is needed. The BSc program, which has been developed in close collaboration with Danish Shipping, is exactly what the Minister of Higher Education and Science is looking for when it comes to establishing a labor market for graduates.
Three globetrotters make up a new CBS-founded travel agency, Above Borders, offering destinations in North Korea. They want to show travelers new insights into the world’s most isolated countries. But why North Korea? Isn’t that dangerous? And which country is next on their list? Our student writer, Andreas Boers, sat down with Above Borders for a round of rapid-fire questioning.
At CBS’ celebration of International Women’s Day, participants were asked to come up with suggestions that could bust the myth that gender equality had already been achieved in Denmark. CBS delivered one of three cases for discussion: How could CBS get more women to move up the academic hierarchy? “Male professors, give up power,” one suggested.
For 20 years, women’s representation among professors hasn’t improved one jot. They still represent 20 percent of the professors. How can CBS change that? Well, if you ask three female professors it’s clear.
Four international students from the MSc in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship want to help fellow international students to strengthen their network, find a job and settle down in Denmark. “It’s a way of showing that we care about Denmark and the international students,” says CBS student Jakub Taptik.
Podcasting is booming. According to podcaststats.dk by Nochmal Consulting, the number of Danish podcasts has nearly doubled from 1,264 in February 2016 to 2,490 in January 2019. The trend has not gone unnoticed at CBS. Here, several students have been inspired to join the market and make their own podcast. Among them are Lars Horsbøl and Eske Gerup who produce the podcast ‘Fremtidsfabrikken’.
CBS’ summer university, ISUP offers courses in an extraordinary setting that attracts more and more students and teachers from all over the world every year. To keep up with demand, ISUP is offering new courses and is working to get an accreditation – and they’re even flirting with the idea of establishing a winter university. Oh – and ISUP turns 20 this year!
The retiring President of CBS, Per Holten-Andersen gave out hugs and his favorite cream cake, ‘Gåsebryst’, to everyone when he said goodbye to CBS on February 27. Listen to his farewell speech, in which he thanks the sometimes-invisible people of CBS, quotes Winston Churchill, and explains why he is honored to have received the Tintin character, Max Bjævermose, by Universities Denmark.
To make room for about 50 new colleagues as part of the comprehensive merger process, the offices of the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy have been under construction since December. The reconstruction has resulted in poor working conditions for about three months. “I fully understand the annoyance about the reconstruction, but that’s the way it is,” says Mads Mordhorst, Deputy Head of Department.
PhD and Master’s students worldwide report rates of depression and anxiety that are six times higher than those of the general public, according to a recently published research paper. Now, the PhD Association Network of Denmark and the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs want to investigate the working conditions of Danish PhD students.
Although the Minister of Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers recommends students think twice before they go on exchange to the UK, 86 CBS students are going anyway. Same as usual. “British universities want to continue collaboration. No matter what,” says Scott Lewis, International Programs Manager at CBS.
Emergency services group Falck has been reported to the Danish Fraud Squad for misusing their market position by spreading fake news about their competitor Bios and pushing them out of the market. Also, Falck had a booth at CBS’ career fair. Should CBS blacklist companies that behave badly?
Only 25 percent of Denmark’s entrepreneurs are women. The Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship wants to change this by encouraging women at CBS to take the leap and join their new entrepreneurial program, RISE. “It’s about time female entrepreneurs take the lead,” says the CEO of CSE.
A movement of students from across Denmark’s universities is coming together on April 17 to protest against government cutbacks on international study placements. A total of 1,000 – 1,200 study placements must go. “This will affect the quality of education,” says one of the organizing members. CBS’ student union, CBS Students, supports the cause.
CBS flair, defender, international bandwidth, the best. CBS WIRE asked representatives from CBS Students, the Academic Council, the Inclusion and Diversity Council, and a professor of management studies what CBS needs to look for in a new chairperson.
At CBS’ first-ever Winter Pride, participants were asked to put on their norm-critical glasses and find solutions to inclusion- and diversity-related cases at the GenderLab workshop. And then some gorgeous drag queens showed up…
Before we can act on the effects of climate change, we need to recognize them first, argues meteorologist Jesper Theilgaard. He’s been invited to CBS on February 14 by a group of students to talk about how we can help the climate in our day-to-day lives. Students can also get inspiration and input on how to tackle the issue through a series of five workshops.