CBS’ 200 or so PhD Fellows, along with researchers who need to be physical present at CBS, now have access to campus. According to the Dean of Research at CBS, the PhD Fellows have had “severe challenges” during the lockdown, which is why they are all now allowed back. CBS’ PhD Association, PAC, calls it “a nice gesture to help us get back on track”.
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Associate Professor: Covid-19 pushes people back behind the wheel with tailbacks and traffic jams as a consequence
Cars have become the preferred means of transportation in the wake of the coronavirus, according to Ismir Mulalic, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at CBS. This trend may very well affect car owners at CBS as well.
More than 2.5 months into the lockdown, CBS’ researchers are feeling the effects of Covid-19 – and in different ways, heads of department report. Fewer and more effective meetings are leaving time for finishing papers, and the situation is sparking new questions and projects related to coronavirus. But young researchers in particular are struggling under the heavy pressure to finish on time.
Algorithms, big data and artificial intelligence are all words that can conjure up frightening images in the mind. Nevertheless, these are all tools that the major European project NeEDS, coordinated by CBS Professor Dolores Romero Morales, is using to predict and eventually combat something even more frightening: the consequences of the new coronavirus.
A total of 19% of the 7,680 research articles published by CBS since 1985 relate to SDG themes, a new report reveals. CBS researcher and author of the report Kristjan Jespersen argues that if the Danish government highlights the SDGs in its policies, it is only logical for CBS to follow suit. Moreover, too little of CBS’ SDG-related research reaches the classrooms, the report concludes.
Thomas Burø is a hardcore punk rocker. He is also a PhD fellow at CBS. And in a new article, he analyses how his messy counterculture background influences his academic achievements. Working on the article has tidied up his chaotic life, though he still gets pissed off on a daily basis.
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.
Facing cancelled or postponed conferences, courses and research stays abroad, PhD Fellows are having a harder time finishing their studies on time. The Ministry for Higher Education and Science is discussing solutions. CBS’ PhD association proposes further initiatives to alleviate the COVID-19 challenges, which include the fear of fewer jobs for new PhD graduates.
CBS professor studies 5,400 parents for 15 years and notes fewer divorces if fathers take paternity leave
An Icelandic study by the Department of Economics at CBS shows that if fathers are granted earmarked paternity leave, the divorce rate decreases, the fathers are more likely to participate at home, and parents are less likely to fall into traditional gender roles.
Doing research ‘coronavirus style’: Online meetings with 60 people and encounters with ghostly airports
Fieldwork and international meetings are being interrupted and cancelled due to coronavirus. Associate Professor, Martin Skrydstrup had to abort fieldwork in Mombasa, Kenya, where coronavirus was apparently not top priority, and Associate Professor Cristiana Parisi is now juggling a research project across six European cities online.
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.
A former CBS student has filed a complaint with CBS’ Practice Committee after discovering that large parts of a master’s thesis were used by his Master’s thesis supervisor in a scientific article published in an international journal. The complaint has been forwarded to the National Committee and is being treated as a case of plagiarism.
New report: Master’s students have more access to study sustainability than bachelor’s students at CBS
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.
When Stefan Kirkegaard Sløk-Madsen graduated from CBS in 2009, he planned to return for a PhD. “Others wanted to do an iron man, I wanted a PhD.” Now that he has graduated with his PhD, he’s starting up a science school at CEPOS to inspire others to do the same, but without making the same “rookie mistakes” he did.
12 postdocs divided among four Danish universities, including CBS, are set to spend two years exploring ideas and challenges within the fields of the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain technology. And they have access to the Technical University of Denmark’s Skylab Digital – a laboratory packed with VR headsets, gamer PCs, sensors and 4K screens.
Researchers, panelists and artists are raring to explore what has happened to the world after #MeToo at CBS’ International Women’s Day celebration on Friday March 6. Here you can also meet the queerfeminist and anti-capitalist band ‘Følsom Front’.
CBS researcher: Here’s what to do if you don’t want your business to end up like Lehman Brothers or Blockbuster
Lehman Brothers and Blockbuster were both solid businesses in the 2000s. Still, they faced unexpected and shocking collapses. Why? CBS researcher Dorthe Thorning Mejlhede has investigated how disruption and innovation operate as close cousins, and can destroy a business or make it future proof. Also, she explains why she has grown skeptical of innovation, all things considered.
The new, national Inge Lehmann Research Program aims to pave the way for more women to reach the top in academia. The program includes DKK 19.7 million that female researchers can apply for. The Vice Dean of Research at CBS praises the focus on women but claims much more is required to reduce the gender gap.
More scientific journals and external foundations are demanding that research papers and applications are submitted with an official ‘ethics committee’ stamp of approval. This demand and inquiries from CBS researchers have prompted CBS to establish a new Ethics Council.
A shitstorm about a song, critical researchers, students trapped in Hong Kong: Here are the top 10 stories you read most in 2019
While everyone else is looking ahead, let’s take a quick glance back at what caught readers’ attention most on CBS WIRE in 2019.