A shared pilot project between CBS Kontinuum and Station is investigating what happens when students and professionals join forces in a classroom to learn about so-called “wicked problems”. The aim is to develop new learning formats to support lifelong learning, explains the project leader and CBS’ Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning.
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Students and teachers are back on campus after three semesters of lockdown and online teaching. Where is CBS heading? CBS’ Associate Dean for Technology-Enhanced Learning and CBS Students’ two Vice Presidents explain their views. They are sure of one thing – CBS will not become a university in the cloud.
A pack of teaching materials with neatly produced videos, quizzes and audio bites for teachers across CBS is in the making. The aim is to give teachers time to focus on their strengths – for example, being present in the classroom with their students rather than fiddling with home-made videos.
This year’s Responsibility Day was delivered in a hybrid format with royal flair and a message for students about how their potential can change the world. Moreover, the day will last longer, as the Ørsted company case has been turned into a teaching case available for all the teachers. This year’s case asks how you can decarbonize your business down to the very last nut, but still grow.
CBS sends 776 students off on exchange: “The students have been persistent and creative to make their exchanges happen”
CBS has received a record number of applications from students wanting to go on exchange this fall, and 776 CBS students are ready to set off. However, coronavirus can change the students’ plans overnight. About 100 students’ trips to Australia were cancelled.
Following a lightning government reshuffle, a new Minister for Higher Education and Science, Jesper Petersen, political spokesperson for the Social Democrats, is taking over the post from Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, who will become the new Minister for Culture.
CBS’ new chatbot answers questions about admission to CBS’ bachelor’s programs and the meaning of life
The chatbot, Coby, has been fed with no less than 10,000 formulations of questions and answers and is ready to reply 24/7 when new bachelor’s students reach out for help. Student Affairs is considering introducing Coby to other parts of CBS.dk.
Figuring out CBS’ 38 master’s programs will soon be easier: A student dreams of a system that can “spit out my options just like that”
Students, faculty and employers are struggling to make out CBS’ master’s programs. A new structure aims to ensure better communication and more collaboration between programs.
Economic geographer: Politicians are up against a millennia-old trend – moving study places is not a silver bullet
The government wants to move 7,000 study places outside the biggest cities. Mark Lorenzen, Economic Geographer at CBS, explains why that will not necessarily help medium-sized cities. Making the cities attractive to live in is a more efficient way of spending the money, or you risk wasting opportunities, he says.
Students at the Danish higher education institutions have reported multiple cases of physical and verbal sexism in the Ministry for Higher Education and Science’s new report. In 2019, CBS published its first report investigating sexual harassment in the study environment.
Bo Christensen is reading through quota 2 applications for the BSc in Business Administration and Psychology, and to him it is evident that the new students coming to CBS have lost valuable time and missed out on identity-forming activities. “It’s heartrending to read,” he says and asks CBS to consider what to do about this year’s intake of students.
The eight Danish universities have developed a national framework and tool for allocating merit, as well as acknowledging and developing teachers’ competences in the classroom. The Dean of Education at CBS and CBS Students hope that implementing the framework will boost teaching quality.
Government plans to cut back 10% of study places at universities: “The consequences will spread like ripples” says CBS Students
Senior Management, foreseeing that the regionalization proposal will impact on CBS if approved, has convened a Teams Hall meeting. CBS Students is worried about the consequences it can have on the student environment and quality of teaching.
In 2017, CBS came in last out of the eight Danish universities regarding giving students sufficient feedback. The Dean of Education says that feedback on all courses is needed out of respect for the students.
Bachelor program hatches its first graduates: “These students took the chance and spent their high grade-point averages on this education program though they didn’t quite know what to expect”
The Bachelor in Business Administration and Digital Management was a hair’s breadth from not being accepted by the ministry, but immediately ranked among the most-sought-after programs at CBS after its launch in 2018. Now, the first student has obtained a bachelor, and the Program Director and Program Manager evaluate the first three years – and look ahead. Will the bachelor get a master’s degree?
Is there a way to transform our societies and economies towards more environmental and social justice? Yes, three CBS researchers claim. And with a new minor, they want to show students existing alternatives such as eco-villages, democratic corporations and circular economies, and give them the tools to build new organizations, businesses and economies themselves.
Irene tops ‘100 Women in Shipping’ list: “I would be prouder to be the number one person in the shipping industry”
Every year, the media allaboutshipping.co.uk honors 100 women in shipping. This year, Program Director of the Blue MBA at CBS, Irene Rosberg tops the list. But she would rather that merit comes before gender. Is the shipping industry moving ahead or still anchored in traditions and old-fashioned opinions?
The Danish Chamber of Commerce suggests interest-free loans could replace SU for master’s students. The President of CBS Students welcomes a discussion on the matter and hopes the debate will be constructive. A trade union warns that fewer students are likely to apply for master’s degrees if the idea is introduced.