Shipping Bachelor Receives the Danish Shipping Award 2016
The combination of internships in shipping companies with studies at a university enables CBS to educate talented employees, which is essential for Denmark’s position as one of the leading shipping nations in the world.
Last week, the International Shipping and Trade program at CBS received the Danish Shipping Award 2016 from the Danish Shipowners’ Association for its work on the bachelor program. A program that has been offered at CBS since 2014, and arises from the maritime growth plan from 2012 (Denmark at Work).
- We award The Danish Shipping Award to the International Shipping and Trade at CBS, because the program contributes to raising the competence level and to attract young talent to the Blue Denmark. Talented people are perhaps the biggest competitive parameter for the Danish shipping industry and is a major contributor to Denmark being among the 10 leading shipping nations in the world, says Claus V. Hemmingsen, Chairman of the Danish Shipowners’ Association.
The Danish Shipping Award was established in connection with the Danish Shipowners’ Association’s 100-year anniversary in 1984 and is given to a person or institution, who has contributed to the increased understanding of the Danish shipping industry.
- The shipping bachelor is the result of collaboration between CBS and the shipping industry. It was created alongside the development of CBS Maritime and demonstrates what we are able to achieve as a university, when we have a transparent organization to coordinate what is essentially distributed efforts and an industry to back the initiative, says CBS Maritime’s Director, Associate Professor Henrik Sornn-Friese.
The first class of students on International Shipping and Trade were accepted in 2014 and graduate in 2017. The program has been among the most popular educations at CBS the last 2 years, with a very high grade point average. It manages to attract female students, which increases the talent pool in an otherwise male-dominated industry.
- We have developed the program in close collaboration with the industry and it is really wonderful to get confirmation that the program’s ambitious academic content makes sense for the industry. We hope that the award will create even more awareness within the shipping companies and be helpful when the students apply for internships, says Martin Jes Iversen, Associate Professor and Academic Director, BSc in International Shipping and Trade and mentions that the students have been well received by the industry when they have applied and interviewed for an internship.
- The timing of the publicity is also good – we hope that young talented high school students, who graduate this year, will apply for the program, says Martin Jes Iversen.
With the award comes DKK 40.000 that the recipient has decided will be used on scholarships for students, who want to go on exchange. CBS International Shipping and Trade sends students on exchange to Singapore Management University and Texas A&M University in Houston.
Click here to see a short video about the choice of International Shipping and Trade as this year’s recipient of the Danish Shipping Award.
For further information please contact Martin Jes Iversen, Associate Professor and Academic Director, BSc in International Shipping and Trade.
Read more about the International Shipping and Trade program
Read the article from the Danish Shipowners’ Association