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Trash Mayhem III: CBS Students needs your help to fix a trashy issue

The images from the aftermath of the handing-in party in May have provoked students and staff of CBS to share their thoughts and feelings on CBS WIRE’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Some have also come up with ideas on how to fix the problem, and they're welcomed by the Vice President of CBS Students who asks for even more ideas about what to do.

Trash mayhem II: Does student demand for sustainability have a hollow ring to it?

This year’s thesis handing-in party left a mess outside Café Nexus. Just like last year. The Vice President of CBS Students agrees that the student demand for more sustainability has a hollow ring to it if they leave a mess like that. CBS Students hopes to kick-start a change of behavior this coming semester to avoid trash being thrown around.

Simple concept from CBS students can change Pandora’s sales

Fewer British men buy Pandora jewelry as gifts. CBS students were asked to crack the case and present solutions to Pandora’s executive team. The live case format builds a bridge between theory and practice and it’s here to stay, according to a CBS teacher and the person who developed the concept

Are you suffering from skin starvation?

An exhibition created by CBS and KADK students explores the theme of different bodies through ceramics, blown glass, textiles and a performance piece with touch from strangers. “We’re losing touch with each other,” argues one of the students behind the exhibition.

Christina pushes for more democracy in Moldova

CBS student Christina Hansen was in Moldova during the recent election as a volunteer for the youth organization, Silba. She was there to talk about democracy with adolescents and to observe that everything went according to plan, as electoral fraud is common. “My experience in Moldova has helped me figure out what I want to do with my career,” she says.

A month of welfare: How can CBS increase student welfare?

Student wellbeing is being impacted on all sides. So what can be done about it? During May, CBS Students wants to invite the students of CBS to events that talk about how to improve wellbeing. Also, CBS Students encourages you to share your ideas on what CBS can do.

Students build neural network that can recognize skin cancer  

People have trained neural networks to recognize the differences between dogs and muffins. CBS students Mads Gade Henrichsen and Aske Bøttger have taken this one step further and built a neural network that can detect cancer with 90 percent accuracy using scanned images of moles.

Maj juggles political work and master’s studies from Brussels

As the newly elected Secretary General for Young European Socialists, CBS student Maj Jensen is going to work full-time in Brussels while studying for her master’s in Copenhagen. “My calendar and I are very close friends,” she says and gives tips on how to combine a full-time job and studies.

Grading scale can get an add-on: 12+

More focus on taking chances and challenging yourself, less focus on mistakes and weak points. This is the rationale behind the new grading scale proposed by the Danish government, which wants to introduce the 12+ for extraordinary performance. The President of CBS Students and the Head of the Dean's Office at CBS are positive about the suggestion from the government, as it shows that the politicians have listened.

The best CBS graduates teach less privileged children in public schools

Graduates from CBS join Teach First Danmark’s graduate program to take up jobs as teachers in public schools to help vulnerable children. According to CBS alum and co-founder of Teach First Danmark, Jesper Bergmann, they are part of solving one of Denmark’s biggest problems. The NGO has just partnered with CBS to help spread the message.

What happens when artificial intelligence meets morality?

Can advanced artificial intelligence convince humans that it’s human too? What moral questions does that raise? This is what filmmaker and CBS student Lina Csillag investigates in her new short film where she draws inspiration from her interest in tech and her courses in moral philosophy at CBS.

More than 100 companies are ready to hire more bachelor graduates

A total of 103 companies have signed Tommy Ahlers’ bachelor pledge and are open to hiring more bachelor graduates. The President of CBS Students supports the initiative, but emphasizes that it “should not encourage society to become less educated, but rather one that fosters life-long learning.”

Sustainability in a picture

What does sustainability look like to you? Is it a cyclist on the go? Is it flowers in bloom? Or is it a piece of handmade fabric? As a part of the three-day event, Green Week, CBS Photography organized a sustainability-themed photo walk. Check out the photographers' view on sustainability.

CBS and Danish Shipping have succeeded in creating a labor market for graduates  

When students graduate from the BSc in Shipping and Trade at CBS they can walk right into the labor market and take up a full-time position. No Master’s degree is needed. The BSc program, which has been developed in close collaboration with Danish Shipping, is exactly what the Minister of Higher Education and Science is looking for when it comes to establishing a labor market for graduates.

”Retaining international students is a two-sided responsibility”

Four international students from the MSc in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship want to help fellow international students to strengthen their network, find a job and settle down in Denmark. “It’s a way of showing that we care about Denmark and the international students,” says CBS student Jakub Taptik.

CBS’ successful summer university may get a sister – a winter university

CBS’ summer university, ISUP offers courses in an extraordinary setting that attracts more and more students and teachers from all over the world every year. To keep up with demand, ISUP is offering new courses and is working to get an accreditation – and they’re even flirting with the idea of establishing a winter university. Oh – and ISUP turns 20 this year! 

Brexit doesn’t put CBS students off from going on exchange

Although the Minister of Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers recommends students think twice before they go on exchange to the UK, 86 CBS students are going anyway. Same as usual. “British universities want to continue collaboration. No matter what,” says Scott Lewis, International Programs Manager at CBS.