CBS flair, defender, international bandwidth, the best. CBS WIRE asked representatives from CBS Students, the Academic Council, the Inclusion and Diversity Council, and a professor of management studies what CBS needs to look for in a new chairperson.
At CBS’ first-ever Winter Pride, participants were asked to put on their norm-critical glasses and find solutions to inclusion- and diversity-related cases at the GenderLab workshop. And then some gorgeous drag queens showed up…
“We want to make the bank available and talk about what happened. Hopefully, people will see that we’re taking responsibility,” said the interim CEO of Danske Bank, Jesper Nielsen when he visited CBS on February 6. Students approve of the bank’s availability, but doubt whether it will restore the bank’s credibility. Is it just talk?
The newly merged Department of International Economics, Government and Business applied untraditional methods to their merger process. A team of five faculty members just competed in the European Rowing Indoor Championships. Next year they expect to enter at least two teams.
For the first time ever, CBS has investigated sexual harassment in the study environment. A total of 429 out of 22,000 students replied to the survey, which concludes that 41% have experienced sexual harassment, and 82% don’t know where to get help at CBS. Co-author of the report and Professor at CBS, Sara Louise Muhr says that the results are alarming, and the report calls for further action from all sides within CBS.
Danske Bank’s interim CEO, Jesper Nielsen will take the hot seat when CBS and CBS PRME invite students and employees to a debate with Danske Bank on February 6.
Spisestuerne has reduced food waste to almost zero in one year – obtaining the ‘organic catering’ accreditation is next
The introduction of a food waste box at 2 PM in Spisestuerne’s canteens has reduced the amount of food waste to less than one percent on an average day. Furthermore, Spisestuerne is aiming for the ‘organic catering’ accreditation, and to switch out packaging and plastic cutlery with sustainable alternatives.
Between February 8 and 10, students, researchers, businesses and citizens of Frederiksberg Municipality have the chance to flex their innovative muscles and come up with solutions to some of the city’s challenges when CBS hosts Frederiksberg Municipality’s Smart City Challenge.
“It’s about time we do something about it,” says Rie Snekkerup, Head of the Program Administration at CBS, about a new report on unwanted sexual behavior towards students at Danish universities. Universities have been blind to the problem, argues the President of CBS Students. CBS is putting the finishing touches to its own report.
The pay-with-your-finger system at Spisestuerne at Solbjerg Plads is such a hit that it’s becoming permanent in all of CBS’ canteens. The system should be up and running and ready for more users before Christmas. Also, Nets has received several inquiries about the solution.
Nikolaj Malchow-Møller has been appointed CBS’ new president. He is a professor of economics, and is currently serving as Dean at the University of Southern Denmark. He will assume the role on March 1, 2019.
A university paper has been sharing CBS’ stories for 40 years. Stories that have brought students and staff closer together, overthrown a president, and just made people smile. One of the founders, two former journalists, and the President of CBS Students tell the story about the university paper.
After ten years of service at CBS, Somchai Bronlow will no longer be juggling coffee mugs, warm croissants, white tablecloths and thousands of plates for meetings and events. Instead, a sustainable fish farm in Thailand awaits.
Money, money, money: How the annual 2% reduction affects CBS, and why a DKK 123 million windfall isn’t all good news
On one hand, CBS must cut two percent of its grant for education annually, an unpopular intervention, which the government has decided to continue. On the other hand, CBS may receive DKK 123 million for research and education over three years. But CBS may also risk losing approximately DKK 50 to 60 million per year. So, what’s going on with CBS’ finances?
The student rebellion of 1968 paved the way for student influence at CBS. But now an increased centralization of power can threaten the students’ say on things, according to the President of CBS Students. The opinions and influence of students “ensures the highest possible standards for education,” he argues.
The framework has been laid out for CBS’ sustainability strategy, with the first initiatives covering the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability starting up in spring. “Becoming sustainable is a common effort,” says the project manager.
The stone floor at Solbjerg Plads is made from Kelvin Bjerre's favorite stone. The Øland's stone. Together with his colleague from Stone Treatment, he is polishing and grinding the floors to make them shine again. Kelvin Bjerre shows us the cool spots on the floor and talks about how shiny the floor is at the Royal Danish Opera.
In the wake of the money laundering case, researchers ask what CBS will accept from their collaborators. Guidelines are now being drawn up, but will not apply to the current Danske Bank case. In the end, CBS might need to discuss its overall values, argues a CBS professor.
From October 4, everybody with a connection to CBS can use the whistleblower scheme anonymously to report infringements and severe offenses such as financial crimes and sexual harassment. Kirsten Winther Jørgensen, the University Director of CBS, says that the scheme is “an expression of good management.”
UPDATE: The Fingopay scanners have been turned on again, while the collaborators, Spisestuerne, Nets, and Fingopay, are negotiating whether to continue the project. Kim Frølund, IT responsible at Spisestuerne, hopes that the negotiations will fall into place during the coming weeks.