Anders Guldbrandsen, Souschef, Spisestuerne: I got a dragon on my back when I was 16-17 which wasn't particularly successful, so I gave a professional tattoo artist free rein to fix the damage. He worked on it for two years with me showing up every two months.
Elida Unneberg, Internationale Business: It’s a personal date that means a lot to me.
Dinny Jensen, for a job interview at CBS: I wanted to have a kind of sailor’s tattoo and at the same time I was crazy about Manga and Animé. So one day I sat down and had a few beers with a tattoo artist and we drew her together. I love her!
Beatrice Piras, MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance: When I was 16, I lost someone who was very close to me. So it’s in memory of that person.
Jason L Nguyen, IT support: The stars are for my mom, dad, sister, little brother and me. I have the birth dates of my mom and dad on each shoulder because they’ve gone back to Vietnam. So this helps me feel that they’re still here with me.
Anne M Lykkegaard, journalist, CBS WIRE: It's my perception of Mother Earth. Wild and untamed and yet sensitive and fragile. She gives me courage and spirit when I need it.
Kasper Nielsen, chef, Spisestuerne: I moved away from home at 21 and moved in with a friend. We drank a lot of ‘gyldne damer’ (ed. golden ladies = beers) together and I nicknamed her the ‘golden lady’. So it’s in honor of her.
Agnes Brask Sørensen, HA (psyk): I was on holiday with some male friends who called me ‘pink and pretty’. We were in a festive mood in Barcelona and I had this pink flamingo done. It has a bit of a child’s drawing vibe about it and I really like it.
Damir Gorovic, IT support: Tattoos make people beautiful and it’s an artistic way of developing yourself. I’ve had four done in the last six months after saving up for 18 months. I’ll definitely get more, but I just have to save up again first.
Madeline Edri, BSc i Business, Language and Culture: One of my friends died in September 2013 and it’s in memory of that person.
Rie Gleie, student: This is my good-luck bag, which I bought on one of my last days in London before going home and starting my education as a journalist. I’m on an exchange trip at CBS.
Jonas Føgh-Larsen, HA EB: I’ve had this bag for two years and I inherited it from my older brother, who got it when he started at CBS. I’m very fond of the light colour, and I especially like the strap.
Camilla Sløk, Associate Professor: I bought this on a trip with my lovely boyfriend, so it holds a lot of good memories. And I really like the colour.
Nicklas Lilleskov Falk Rasmussen, HA (psyk): I live in Slagelse and commute every day, so I chose a backpack that fits my back and is good for cycling. It’s nice and roomy, easy to pack, looks good and I especially like the way it does up.
Amanda Landberg, Cand.merc: I’ve travelled a lot in Asia, where I wore out my first Fjällräv backpack. But I like Fjällräv and colours, so I bought this one.
Søren Henning Jensen, Associate Professor: My wife gave me this bag, so I’m very fond of it. It’s spacious without being bulky. And I like the colour and style. It has followed my around on three continents.
Siv Britt Mansa, project manager: I chose this one because of its size, simplicity, spaciousness… it can hold documents, it’s black and it’s easy to carry over your shoulder.
Peter Nordgaard, Associate Professor: I visit many places in the course of a day, often by bike, so I can’t carry anything in my hands. This is practical and solid with room for my computer, iPad and heavy textbooks.
Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship is guiding and supporting its startups during the coronavirus crisis. For most advanced startups, it’s a game of survival, and lessons on crisis management are being learned as the days go by. But the coronavirus crisis is not bad for everyone, argue representatives from CSE.
The cabin trip is moved to February, the intro weeks in August are reduced to four or five days, and the cabin trip program will not include any alcohol-related activities. These are among the changes to CBS’ study start. CBS Students is highly concerned that the dramatic transformation of the intro concept will have negative consequences for new students’ social life and current students’ willingness to become administrators or intro guides.
The new intro program concept is now turning into a “first-year experience” for the new bachelor students starting in 2020, according to CBS. The new concept will shorten the intro-week program and spread it over the course of a year, with the cabin trip moved to February to link semesters 1 and 2.
Two study coaches advise CBS students on how to structure their days and increase their success rates for getting things done. Take off your pajamas, eat healthily, turn off your phone, and remember to praise yourself are all useful pieces of advice.
While coronavirus has broken out in the whole wide world and the campus at CBS is closed, CBS Business is moving all its activities, counselling services and events to the world wide web. There’s a lot to be uncertain about these days, but CBS Business wants all students to know for certain that help is available – from a safe distance.
A newly started PhD project aims to help clarify once and for all; can mindfulness change our consumer behavior and how, and is being mindful making us live more sustainably? Or is sorting our trash just a personal characteristic? Also, a new elective on mindfulness will be launched this fall.
A new map shows that 47.58% of the 1,429 CBS courses reflect one or more of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. However, most are master’s courses. CBS researcher Kristjan Jespersen would like CBS to offer more bachelor’s courses to make sustainability more accessible. The mapping is the first of its kind at a Danish university.
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.
Like a chameleon, capitalism has changed over the years. Now, we are standing on the verge of a new crisis, and either capitalism will change again, or be replaced by something else, argues CBS researcher, Lara Monticelli. She has established a world-wide network of researchers who are trying to explore and rethink capitalism – and we might want to look to India for living proof that “real utopias” are possible.
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.
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.