Jørn-Ole Didriksen, Campus Services: Seen in the light of the coronavirus, what has been good about 2020? We’ve become aware of how we can infect each other. And I would just like to praise our students for being very good at keeping one meter’s distance and using both sanitizers and masks.
Josefine Hove Kristensen, BSc SEM: Seen in the light of the coronavirus, what has been good about 2020? We are more aware of other people and show more consideration – also with people we don’t know. And our lives are being put into perspective.
Mike Pedersen, Bioentrepreneurship: Seen in the light of the coronavirus, what has been good about 2020? I have found a partner and we’re all alive.
Marianna Zanderigo. MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance: Seen in the light of the coronavirus, what has been good about 2020? We care more about simple things like taking a cup of coffee with some friends.
Anas Ali, BSc in Business Administration and Management Science: Seen in the light of the coronavirus, what has been good about 2020? We have had the opportunity to structure our everyday lives and thereby develop ourselves and take personal responsibility for just following a schedule.
Stine Evald Bentsen, Student Affairs: Seen in the light of the coronavirus, what has been good about 2020? We have had more time together with those we really care about and we appreciate it more.
Tore Klitgaard, Architect: Seen in the light of the coronavirus, what has been good about 2020? More flexibility, less CO2 and we’ve had time to reflect on what’s important.
Anna Mathilde Nete Pedersen, Student Guidance Services: Seen in the light of the coronavirus, what has been good about 2020? We have been good at proving that our society has some depth, and all the superficiality has been pushed into the background.
What country inspires you the most? Rune Sørensen, service employee: I love Japan because in many ways, the Japanese are really advanced in their technology and approach to health. There’s a reason why they live longer than the rest of the world’s population. Also, I’m a big fan of sushi.
What country inspires you the most? Lærke Nyegaard, study counselor at CBS Student Hub: Mexico is very close to my heart. It’s a country with lots of color, warmth, and happy people.
What country inspires you the most? Nikolaj Amstrup, student BSc in Business Administration and Psychology: Denmark. Our country is founded on values that I can vouch for. Denmark is a place where you can aim for the stars while also taking care of people with fewer means.
What country inspires you the most? Katja Rosenfeld, study counselor at CBS Student Hub: I think it has to be Thailand. I’ve traveled there as a backpacker: It’s an exciting country with many possibilities. There are mountains, nature resorts, beaches, and big cities.
What country inspires you the most? Herman Jacobsen, student BSc in International Business and Politics: I’ve always been inspired by Italy. I lived there before the coronavirus pandemic started. Italians are more lively and colorful than us Danes. I like that.
What country inspires you the most? Mia Van Wagenen, BSc student of Digital Management: South Korea, because the country is so far ahead on tech solutions. For example, they have developed a lot of smart cities.
What country inspires you the most? Issam El-Hallak, service guard: I really like Spain. The country has such beautiful nature, and the architecture is amazing.
What country inspires you the most? Sarah Rossen, BSc student of Digital Management: Singapore is interesting in relation to my education. It is so far ahead when it comes to technology and is really innovative.
A lot of international students are struggling getting settled when they move to Copenhagen. Now a group of innovative CBS students has founded their own company called HOOSET, which aims to help students with all the practicalities necessary for living in Copenhagen.
CBS still has a long way to go to meet its sustainability goals for 2025. Especially when it comes to reducing waste and sorting garbage, says Director of Campus Services René Steffensen. “The coronavirus pandemic made it difficult for us to remain focused on our sustainability goals and we are still not very good at sorting our waste,” he states. But there might be a solution.
Chess has gained the reputation of an intense sport, with esteemed world champions, child prodigies and bearded old masters – a complicated game that involves spending hours in hushed rooms hunched over the checkered board. However, those are not the only players on the field – or board: CBS houses a masterclass player of its own.
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