Cora Birkkjaer, MSc IBP: Is there a bright side to the corona situation? While our busy schedules and constant travel back and forth have slowed to a minimum, nature can breath and pollution rates are dropping. Covid-19 is a much-needed and overdue break for nature.
Emil Toft, BSc IBP: Is there a bright side to the corona situation? What’s coolest is that we have time to reflect about what I have learned while studying, and my future plans. Now I have peace and quiet to think with no pressure.
Mujgahn Rahimi: MSc IBP: Is there a bright side to the corona situation? It has allowed me to catch up on many of the books I previously did not have time to read and focus most of my energy on my master's thesis, without the feeling of missing out socially.
Simon Fendinge, IB: Is there a bright side to the corona situation?
You can structure your life more to suit your needs, both in terms of work, study, Midsomer Murders, AGF and being able to read the newspaper with a cup of coffee in the sun.
Petra Ojala, master’s student: Is there a bright side to the corona situation? I'm writing my thesis now and the restrictions mean there is definitely plenty of time to sit inside working. It has its obvious drawbacks, not being able to enjoy social occasions, but just sitting in front of the laptop equals progress.
Morten Lund Jensen, BSc IBP: Is there a bright side to the corona situation? Now I’m better at enjoying everyday life in my own company. I wasn’t too good at that before Covid-19.
Stefan Sløk-Madsen, PhD: Is there a bright side to the corona situation? We are forced to innovate and create new ways of working. That will improve efficiency, resource consumption and family life if done correctly in the future.
Kai Basner, PhD: Is there a bright side to the corona situation? You know when someone behind you queues a bit too closely for comfort, almost breathing down your neck? Well!? Not anymore! That’s nice.
Susana Borras, professor: Is there a bright side to the corona situation? All my planned research activities in Madrid were cancelled. That gave me a “clean calendar” for a couple of weeks so I could focus on advancing some research techniques that required concentration and time.
Andreas Wieland, associate professor: What’s your favorite spot in the sun? I have a new balcony overlooking a small park. I love sitting there in the morning sun, listening to the birds and drinking a cup of coffee while people watching.
Lene Højland Bergh-Hansen, graphic designer: What’s your favorite spot in the sun? The bench in front of my house where I love to sit in the morning and evening sun wearing sunglasses. I’m lucky enough to live in the heart of the city but also in the middle of nature.
Mette Schroll Bennekou, relations manager: What’s your favorite spot in the sun? The green belt between Kilen and Solbjerg Plads. Especially after being away from CBS for such a long time, it’s lovely to sit in the sunshine and shade while lunching with my colleagues.
Julie de Molade, special consultant: What’s your favorite spot in the sun? A street café in the South of France or relaxing on Bellevue Beach looking out to sea.
Mikkel Nielsen, BSc in International Business and Politics: What’s your favorite spot in the sun? The wooden terrace in front of Café Nexus.
Anna Louise Poulsen, MA IBC: What’s your favorite spot in the sun? Being out and about in Copenhagen – especially on the bathing jetty behind Fisketorvet. It used to be a bit of a secret:)
Morten Levinsen, HA (fil): My favorite spot in the sun is in Croatia. At the same small harbor where Ser Bronn taught Jamie Lannister to fight with his left hand in Game of Thrones.
Niels Laursen, inspector at CBS Academic Housing: What’s your favorite spot in the sun? A trip to Amagerstrand, Bellevue or Charlottenlund … those are the A, B and C of my favorite spots.
Just before the summer vacation, Jannick Friis Christensen defended his 380-page PhD thesis on diversity management in front of 70 attendants, opponents and jury members. It all proceeded as normal, however, due to the risk of infection, he was forced to carry out his defense in an alternative manner: online.
Based on expectations from policy makers at the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, CBS has found 100 additional places for new students in its 2020 intake. 50 of those have been created at the BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management, which is welcoming 175 new students.
When Vera Rocha’s research showed that female start-up employees are more likely to become entrepreneurs if they have female bosses, that conclusion was “too important” to be reserved solely for academic journals. So now it has become a two-minute animation movie. She hopes CBS will support researchers in turning more of their results into short, practical movies.
Micro-courses, round-table discussions and an online accelerator are among the plans CBS and the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship are launching to help “reactivate business activity” in a post-Covid-19 society.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Alouette, AMASS, Lola and Ved Stranden 10 are partnering up with CBS to explore new models for learning and new forms of collaboration, as well as making teaching cases for students. The resulting ‘steppingstone’ could help transform the old industry to withstand times of change and other crises.
The effects of coronavirus may turn out to be environmentally and financially advantageous, as we will probably fly less and not need to expand our campus with new buildings to the same extent, claims CBS’ Green Program Leader. However, the social aspects of running a sustainable university post-COVID-19 are more ambiguous.