A new report aims to communicate CBS’ engagement in supporting the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The authors hope the report will lay the foundation for a new reporting system and external collaborations.
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The Academic Council now has three new student representatives. Blended learning, prioritizing language programs and students’ well-being are the issues they will be fighting for.
Although of course, articles about coronavirus feature among the top 10, they were not the only stories you read on CBS WIRE in 2020. Danish humor – or the lack of it, the grade race, and a huge intro case also drew your attention.
With the second lockdown, CBS has aired the online concept CBS@Home, which aims to imitate “organizational glue” for students and staff working from home. The concept is kicking off with three yoga sessions in collaboration with CBS Yoga, and more initiatives, such as webinars and perhaps musical content, will follow to cover all of CBS.
The large restructuring of departments and employees at CBS has kick-started several renovation projects on CBS campuses. Students and staff can look forward to new offices, a supervisor wing, a student lounge and more group rooms.
After failed attempts, CBS is now ready to expand its waste sorting scheme to cover all of CBS – starting in 2021. Architect Tore Klitgaard says waste sorting is now the only responsible option, and he hopes the recycling bins will be the new place to meet for a chat.
CBS has been the contractor behind the retrofit of the more than 100-year-old police station that has now been transformed into Station – A Student Innovation House. Tore Klitgaard and Mads Vigen from Estates Management at CBS reflect on the building process, which has exceeded “business as usual”.
Coronavirus has left its mark on CBS finances, but it could have been worse. Much worse, according to Kristian Dyhr, CFO at CBS. Especially less travelling and fewer conferences have saved CBS some money.
For CBS’ President, Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, the students have played a key role in drawing up the new strategy, which drives CBS in a transformative direction. He hopes the new strategy can transform society as well as CBS, while giving students the capabilities to deal with the expectations and pressure they are facing.
Staff can now get updated figures on the coronavirus situation at CBS, and soon the service will also be available to students. So far, the figures show no sign of a massive outbreak, says the Director of Campus Services. Moreover, guards will be patrolling the hallways and asking people to keep one meter apart.
The President of CBS answers criticism from the HSU and Academic Council about strategy approval behind closed doors
At two meetings with the General Consultation Committee (HSU) and the Academic Council, the President of CBS answered criticism about the absence of involvement in the final stages of the strategy process up to the CBS Board Meeting on June 29. Members of the two collegial organs still lack a good explanation as to why the decision was made to finalize the strategy in secret, and expect more involvement in the strategy process going forward.
CBS Board of Directors finalizes new strategy behind closed doors: “It’s against the spirit and bylaws of CBS”
The employee representatives of the General Consultation Committee (HSU) have unanimously sent a letter to the President of CBS harshly criticizing the decision to include the final discussion of the strategy as a confidential item on the agenda at the board meeting held on June 29. “It is not acceptable management from the President and the Chair,” the letter states. The President of CBS does not wish to comment on the criticism before meeting with the HSU.
CBS graduate Franziska Röttger was baffled that she could not look up waste sorting information in English on Danish municipalities’ websites. So together with a group of students and Studenterhuset, she has translated 21 municipalities’ waste sorting schemes to make them accessible to everyone. And more are coming.
Members of the Academic Council and the General Consultation Committee criticize their exclusion from the decision to appoint a deputy president at CBS. They are worried that the decision and division of tasks will result in a lower priority for research and will lead to centralization.
The advisory bodies at CBS criticize that they have not been involved in the decision-making process associated with the appointment of a deputy president, and fear centralization. The President of CBS explains that it has been a “high priority” to discuss the role and responsibilities of a deputy president with the Academic Council and General Consultation Committee.
CBS is participating in its fourth Copenhagen Pride, but this year, without a huge, colorful, buzzing and jolly pride parade. So, right here you can experience or relive CBS' participation in the past three Copenhagen Pride Parades under the motto 'Love Suits Everyone'.
When Jespers Torvekøkken reopens the six CBS canteens on August 24, you’ll see some familiar faces, but a smaller assortment and initially no buffet. However, sustainability and gaining an ‘organic catering’ accreditation are still high priority, explains the Customer Manager.
CBS Library’s makeover has lasted for a couple of years, but has now reached its final stage, which includes a compact self-service canteen and color-coordinated reading booths with smart light dimmers. Recreational books are also finding their ways onto the shelves.
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.
As a result of the reorganization, five employees have either resigned or will resign from their positions in the months ahead, according to a statement on CBS Share. Moreover, 46 employees and 17 student assistants will be relocated. The aim is to move the employees to a new physical location in week 42.