234 students are studying abroad on exchange trips this semester. The figure last autumn was 1,088. Martin Jes Iversen, Vice Dean of International Education, reflects on what he calls the “unfortunate and terrible” consequences of coronavirus for exchange trips. However, there is light in the dark for students hoping to go on exchange.
Based on expectations from policy makers at the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, CBS has found 100 additional places for new students in its 2020 intake. 50 of those have been created at the BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management, which is welcoming 175 new students.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Alouette, AMASS, Lola and Ved Stranden 10 are partnering up with CBS to explore new models for learning and new forms of collaboration, as well as making teaching cases for students. The resulting ‘steppingstone’ could help transform the old industry to withstand times of change and other crises.
Micro-courses, round-table discussions and an online accelerator are among the plans CBS and the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship are launching to help “reactivate business activity” in a post-Covid-19 society.
If you ask CBS’ Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning, the theater is a good place to learn. Right now, he is collaborating with the organization Stages of Science on a play about the ethical dilemmas of artificial intelligence. The plan is to invite both students and CBS alumni to join in and help shape the project.
At least 50% of all teaching must be carried out online and exams must be designed so they can be converted and taken online. CBS’ Dean of Education has just launched a set of principles for teaching and exams in the autumn, and a program director explains that the principles will facilitate planning for the coming semester.
Two months into the lockdown, students are happy with the flexibility of online teaching, but also feel pressure to study nonstop. Teachers are eyeing possibilities for freeing up more time for feedback. One researcher believes that online teaching is on the verge of a breakthrough. And a new research project is collecting teachers’ and students’ experiences.
The closedown of the world’s borders has cut short this spring’s exchange trips and caused several additional issues. Now, next semester’s trips are under threat. This can potentially leave CBS with too few places for its students on some courses. Ideas and solutions are being mulled over, including online elective courses at international universities.
Four PhD Fellows share how they are coping with the current situation, including reduced productivity and the struggle to finish their degrees on time. “If you get two solid hours of work done, it’s pretty good,” says one. They share tricks on how to come to terms with not managing everything as planned – this includes avoiding productivity gurus.
They had both felt the pressure and stress from having to perform and get good grades while studying at CBS. So when it was time to write their master’s thesis, Benjamin Anker and Nikolaj Koors Hoff decided to explore why students get caught up in the grade race. Now, their results are to be published as a scientific article.
Coronavirus has forced CBS’ teachers to move their teaching online, including Professor Edward Ashbee. In this piece, he shares his views and reflections on the matter. "Effective learning requires more than the ability to press ‘pause’," he argues.
The other Nordic countries are ahead of Denmark in the context of financial responsibility, including responsible and sustainable investments, according to CBS researcher Kristjan Jespersen. Investment funds do not know where to start or end, but a new minor at CBS aims to give candidates the necessary tools to change Denmark’s position in a fast-moving world facing climate changes and pandemics.
Coronavirus prevents us being together, but luckily we can meet in cyberspace. Here, teachers, students and the Head of Teaching and Learning at CBS explain from their home offices how moving lectures, study groups and oral exams online is coming along. “It will definitely take more self-discipline,” says a student.
The MSocSc in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship was the first program of its kind when it was launched at CBS in 2009. Since then, the program has changed how CBS teaches and has become one of the university’s most international programs. But the “necessity” to create an entrepreneurial environment became the program's greatest vulnerability almost overnight.
A newly started PhD project aims to help clarify once and for all; can mindfulness change our consumer behavior and how, and is being mindful making us live more sustainably? Or is sorting our trash just a personal characteristic? Also, a new elective on mindfulness will be launched this fall.
CBS innovates its MBA program in response to students’ demands for more in-depth knowledge within four new subjects: sustainability, finance, digitalization and entrepreneurship. The new ‘concentrations’ are based on extensive research into future and previous students’ needs and demands.
A new map shows that 47.58% of the 1,429 CBS courses reflect one or more of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. However, most are master’s courses. CBS researcher Kristjan Jespersen would like CBS to offer more bachelor’s courses to make sustainability more accessible. The mapping is the first of its kind at a Danish university.
Tobias Løvkvist Bidstrup and Mikkel Graulund Jørgensen’s 90-day language trip to China was cut short as the corona virus spread. Shops and normal activities closed down and the two CBS students were forced pack their bags. Now, in Taiwan, they are still busy learning Chinese. Check out their cool videos documenting the whole experience.
Every year, hundreds of students hand in master theses at CBS, but what are they about? CBS graduates Lena Tünkers and Doa M. H. Al-Tewaj asked themselves this question and created their ‘The Thesis Talks’ podcast. They interviewed 15 graduates about their projects, and another 10 episodes are coming up.
71 percent of international students at CBS want to stay in Denmark after graduating, but not finding a relevant student job in time can thwart their plans, a CBS master’s thesis shows. Right now, a global research project with CBS participation is helping to clarify international students’ experiences and needs.