Clara Storm, Business Language and Culture: What is your best summer memory? This is it! I’m totally overwhelmed, relieved and really happy!
Marin Jovanovic, Assistant Professor: What is your best summer memory? Meeting with friends every summer on the island of Prvic in Croatia. There are no cars on the whole island, just a unique laidback vibe, though I’m still working on my “no phone” summer policy.
Kate Pilkington, Managing Director, Café Nexus: What is your best summer memory? That was when we were experiencing Vietnam through my daughter’s eyes before the lockdown. She was so fascinated and crazy about everything that it gave me a special feeling.
Christian Höilund, cand. merc. i Finansiering og Regnskab: What is your best summer memory? A fantastic diving experience in the Red Sea in Egypt. I felt like a guest in a completely different world, incredibly humble about swimming together with huge shoals of fish. I have never seen anything so beautiful.
Marie Louise Rasmussen, Master of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences in HRM: What is your best summer memory? Riding on my pony through my parents’ orchard picking Clara Friis pears back when I was a child.
Tom Dahl-Østergaard, Dean’s Representative: What is your best summer memory? It was 25 years ago when we lived in Bolivia and came home to Denmark for the summer holidays. We enjoyed Denmark in a totally different way, staying with friends and at holiday homes and apartments owned by our family.
Julie G. Dinesen, Student Assistant CBS Library: What is your best summer memory? It’s summer on Funen… where it’s as charming as the historical novels written by Morten Korch and very, very lovely with the town of Svendborg, the water and the islands.
James Plumeridge, Café Nexus staff: What is your best summer memory? Going to the beach in England for a barbecue. Everybody is so nice and relaxed.
Sophie Plumeridge, International Studies and Culture Encounter: What is your best summer memory? When my parents came over from England to visit me for my birthday. They just loved it and really want to come back.
What are you looking forward to most this summer? Helena Nagel-Harvig, BSc in Business Administration and Project Management: "I’ll be attending a World Championship in vaulting, which is gymnastics on horseback. That’s what I’m looking forward to most this summer."
What are you looking forward to most this summer? Nikolaos Klonaris, International Business student: "I’m planning a trip to Japan, but there are many Covid-19 restrictions. Hopefully that will change. Otherwise, if that doesn’t work, I’ll enjoy visiting a Greek island with my friends."
What are you looking forward to most this summer? Linette Adamsen, Kitchen Assistant: "I’m looking forward to 14 days on Crete this summer with my children and partner. It can hardly get hot enough for me. I love the heat".
What are you looking forward to most this summer? Wafa El Moumi Nielsen, Student Affairs Counselor: "For me, it’s a new chapter. I have a new job where I’m meeting more people and it’s wonderful. So, I’m looking forward to spending time at work."
What are you looking forward to most this summer? Mike Magnussen, Technician at CBS: "I’m looking forward to my holiday and the Tour de France, which I’ve followed for many years. It’s great that it’s coming to Denmark."
What are you looking forward to most this summer? Tomas Vemola, Vice President of CBS Students: "I’m looking forward to not working and going back to my home country and hanging out with my friends in Prague."
What are you looking forward to most this summer? Kathrine Rammen, BSs SOC student: "I can’t wait for the sunshine. I haven’t planned anything yet because it all depends on my summer courses. But I’m hoping to travel and create good memories with my friends and family"!
What are you looking forward to most this summer? Patrick Sonnenborg, BSc in Business Administration and Project Management: "Most of all, I’m looking forward to relaxing outside with friends"!
Laurenz Aisenpreis is a CBS student who, in his spare time, helps refugees in Greater Copenhagen to get bikes so that they can leave the house to buy groceries, go to work etc. “We don’t have enough bikes for all the requests, so we need as many as we can get,” Laurenz says, encouraging everyone to donate their old bikes to a good cause.
How do we prevent researchers and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from overlooking each other when hoping to collaborate? Start by accepting different work paces and respecting each other’s differences, advises CBS Professor Luigi Butera. “It’s kind of like dating,” he said at a recent workshop designed to bring SMEs and CBS researchers closer together.
About half of all students in Denmark have used at least one illegally shared textbook while studying. The majority are obtained from friends or study groups, and many students find this practice acceptable. But when books are illegally shared, writers are not paid, which over the years will mean that fewer textbooks will be written in Danish and about Danish subjects.
Right now, CBS is helping three Ukrainian students who are entering CBS’ International Summer University Programme. “We are working together with Kharkiv National University in Ukraine and have offered them a free spot on relevant courses at CBS during the summer,” explains Wilbert van der Meer, Head of the International Office at CBS. Learn more about the initiative in this article and find out how you can help Ukrainian students.
Humour is essential everywhere – in all walks of life. But how does humour work? And is it always helpful? Humour researcher and professor emeritus at CBS Lita Lundquist and British-born, Danish-based Helen Dyrbye, translator and principal author of The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Danes, have co-authored a new book called Danish Humour – Sink or Swim and have some advice on how humour can backfire across cultures.
Hafaz Shah is an HD student at CBS who is constantly improving his resume to attract potential employers. Yet he is repeatedly rejected at job interviews. He knows the reason: his wheelchair. Hafaz has cerebral palsy and therefore can’t walk, which, according to him, is often a showstopper for any hiring panel. “When people see me, they assume I won’t be able to work,” he says.
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