Only 25 percent of Denmark’s entrepreneurs are women. The Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship wants to change this by encouraging women at CBS to take the leap and join their new entrepreneurial program, RISE. “It’s about time female entrepreneurs take the lead,” says the CEO of CSE.
A movement of students from across Denmark’s universities is coming together on April 17 to protest against government cutbacks on international study placements. A total of 1,000 – 1,200 study placements must go. “This will affect the quality of education,” says one of the organizing members. CBS’ student union, CBS Students, supports the cause.
Before we can act on the effects of climate change, we need to recognize them first, argues meteorologist Jesper Theilgaard. He’s been invited to CBS on February 14 by a group of students to talk about how we can help the climate in our day-to-day lives. Students can also get inspiration and input on how to tackle the issue through a series of five workshops.
“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?
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.
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.
The Danish parliament has agreed on the vision for Danish universities. This includes an extension to the legal claim from two to three years, better opportunities for studying part-time, and the possibility of doing one-year postgraduate courses.
A bond was formed in Rome when CBS student Marina Gross saw the little cat, Cumparsita for the first time on holiday last year. Today, Cumparsita lives with Marina Gross who has just written a book from Cumparsita’s perspective. And the book has a special purpose.
“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.
She refuses to get her grades as a way of provoking the anti-fail culture, and he wants everyone to talk openly about their mistakes to make them more acceptable. CBS student, Mathilde Andersen and PhD Fellow at CBS, Thomas Burø are part of a team organizing the Oops! Festival – a festival devoted to f*ck ups, fat-finger errors and failures in mid-November.
Students are given limited preparation time in CBS’ new business competition, Business Battlefield, as the aim is to test their ability to think on their feet. CBS student and co-founder, Rikke Knudsen, explains why the old case competition format is outdated.
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.
Yuan Fang, an MBA student from China, almost looks like someone from an Asian fairytale when she wears her traditional Chinese clothes. She likes this old-fashioned style, and only ditches it when it rains. CBS WIRE sat down with her to talk about Chinese and Danish culture.
Malaysia has made CBS student, Mihika Deb feel overwhelmed, frustrated, content, and incredibly happy just within the first two weeks. She is on exchange in Malaysia and will be reporting about her stay for the next couple of months.
In Thailand, Nattana Utoomprurkporn is the heir of her father’s business. But before she takes over, she wants to find out how Danes run companies. She has just received the first CBS MBA scholarship awarded by the former CEO of ISS, Waldemar Schmidt, who had a few pieces of advice for the new MBA student.
She traveled 3,500 kilometers by bike to get to Denmark. It was not her end-destination – far from it. But “things never go according to plan,” as the new CBS student Constance Regnier puts it. Her aim is to live her life with the smallest carbon footprint possible. This included not driving cars or taking planes for a while. And that is one of the least radical choices she has made.
Danske Bank has failed as a model to CBS' students, says the President of CBS. Still, CBS continues to collaborate with the company that has laundered several billion DKK. A CBS professor argues that as long as CBS collaborates with Danske Bank, it is implicitly condoning the bank’s actions, which means that CBS is missing out on a “colossal chance” to teach students an important lesson in CSR.
Gregor Halff, the Dean of Education at CBS, is leading a conversation between all affected areas of CBS about how to minimize the damage to the organization in regard to fulfilling the demand of cutting 260 international study placements. “It’s never just 260 study placements,” he says.
A unique collaboration between CBS and Makerere University Business School in Uganda has made it possible for two Ugandan students, Geoffrey Ayebare and Catherine Nabaloga, to visit CBS. Curious to hear about their impressions of Copenhagen and CBS, student writer Daiana Contini set up a meeting with them.
CBS Careers has sent a dinner invitation to students on the IBP and IB programs on behalf of McKinsey. To be accepted, students have to apply by submitting their latest transcript. CBS student, Grace Livingstone, points out that invitations like that sent from CBS emphasize the feeling that only grades matter. A staff member argues that the practice is non-inclusive.