Ambitious Students from Three Continents Arrive in Shenzhen
The international maritime and logistics industry is becoming more and more focused on seeing maritime transport as part of a whole, where goods are transported from "door to door" via global supply chains.
In September 2016, the exchange program in Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management started for the first time, combining international business, global logistics, and supply chain management. The program is the result of a cooperation between Copenhagen Business School, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in Shenzhen, China and University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada aiming to give the students a thorough international and cultural understanding in addition to their analytical competencies.
The students from the three Universities study together for 1.5 years with a semester at each partner University, before ending the 2-year program at their home University. The first semester at CBS is in close contact with the industry and focuses on Europe, while the second semester at the University in Hong Kong with one of the largest container ports in the world focuses on the activities of the global players there. The third semester in Canada focuses on the North American west coast, where rail, - ship, - truck, - and air transport come together to transport goods to and from Canada in the Pacific.
- Denmark has a strong international logistic sector that could benefit greatly from the students coming out with solid international experience and insight. Moreover, globalization has made Supply Chain Management a 'hot topic' for companies that need to manage the continuously increasing complexity of international trade, information and cash flows, says Britta Gammelgaard, Professor at Copenhagen Business School and CBS coordinator of the GSCLM program.
This year, the program has participation of 13 students from CBS (six students from the B.Sc. International Shipping and Trade and seven from the B.Sc. International Business), 14 students from Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen, and 13 students from Sauder Business School at the University of British Columbia.