Nikolaj Malchow-Møller sees pitfalls and possibilities in the government’s agreement on more and better educations in Denmark. Already, CBS is in dialogue with Business Academy Zealand and Roskilde University about solutions, but he is also concerned about the risk of creating A and B teams among students. And then there is good news about the international students.
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Jespers Torvekøkken aims to supply plant-based food while dreaming of close student collaborations and more underground greenhouses
The Head of Marketing and Sustainability at Jespers Torvekøkken shares her visions for the canteens at CBS, which she expects to be more progressive than other canteens.
Teams hall meeting: CBS staff raise concerns about government proposal and ask what could happen to CBS
The President of CBS and the Dean of Education answered questions from CBS staff regarding two government proposals that could lead to significant cuts in the intake of CBS students. Staff members asked about a hiring stop, the international environment, and what action CBS is taking to argue against the proposals. The President of CBS encouraged staff members to forward input for the coming debates.
CBS wants to attract more diverse students – not only young applicants from Northern Zealand and Copenhagen
In line with CBS’ new strategy and calls from the EU Commission, CBS will soon have a Gender Equality Plan. CBS’ Equal Opportunities Officer explains the preliminary work on the plan and how it can help meet business sector needs for a more diverse range of graduates.
Two years after the last job satisfaction survey: Sought-after career guide for TAP staff in the pipeline
Shop stewards are enthusiastic about the preliminary version of the coming career guide for technical and administrative staff and emphasize that careers progress sideways as well as upwards. The Head of HR has observed a nervousness about career discussions and hopes the guide can spark a legitimate dialogue about dreams and opportunities.
Increasing threat levels for cybercrime and espionage against universities have resulted in a pamphlet on preventing “foreign interference” published by the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) and the ministry. CBS’ CIO explains the innate dilemma between how universities operate and cyber security, and that we all need to be a little more skeptical and watchful.
In its annual report, the Academic Council heavily criticizes the lack of involvement of staff, faculty and students during a year characterized by sweeping strategy development while a pandemic raged. Both the Academic Council and Senior Management are willing to work towards a “trustful and constructive” collaboration.
Corona restrictions put the brakes on traveling and recruitment in 2020, and it shows in CBS’ annual result, which ended with a surplus of DKK 80 million, as opposed to the DKK 22 million surplus projected. Part of the surplus will be spent on postponed activities, explains CBS’ University Director, who also expects lockdown learnings to influence future travel behavior.
“Café Nexus is run by the students for the students, and we can’t wait to get back to serving that purpose,” says the President of CBS Students, Mads Taudal Nyeng, about the reopening of Café Nexus.
The Danish parliament has agreed to bring forward the reopening, including cafés and restaurants, which can reopen for outdoor and indoor serving on April 21. CBS Students is in dialogue with CBS on whether it makes sense to reopen Café Nexus. The extended reopening for higher education institutions does not affect CBS.
Now all students with a negative test can book study seats and group rooms at CBS – and there is plenty of room
The new CBS test facility can test 1,000+ students and employees a day if necessary. Amanda Andresen and Laura Bech were tested before a study session at CBS Library. “It's amazing to be back,” say the two students.
A negative corona test taken within the past 72 hours will be your access card to the CBS campus when it reopens on April 6. CBS Students is seated at the table when CBS discusses detailed plans for the gradual reopening. “Study places and group rooms are first priority,” says the President of CBS Students.
Universities Denmark wants students back on campus now, especially first-year students. Currently, there is no date for reopening universities, and CBS Students is concerned that restrictions will keep teaching and exams online for the rest of the semester. They hope, however, that study places and group rooms can reopen.
Home schooling, offices in the kitchen and no informal chit chats with colleagues, combined with a full lockdown are taking their toll on CBS employees, report CBS’ two wellbeing officers. Especially younger employees and internationals are struggling.
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.
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.