Social science education is starved

- Students’ reaction to the McKinsey report

 
06/18/2009

Students’ reaction to the McKinsey report

In the wake of the recently published McKinsey report, CBS Students are now demanding more money to improve the education of future leaders – and they want the money now.

It is crucial that the ones who are going to bring Denmark into an even more globalised future receive world-class education.

- The McKinsey report clearly shows the necessity of more money to social science education. The students need more teaching hours and not least more feedback on their assignments and papers. Right now, we are experiencing a sheer starvation of social science education in terms of teaching and active learning, says Jenskumar Sivagurunathan, President of CBS Students.

He is puzzled that natural science students receive 167 % more teaching than CBS students taking social science education.

CBS - home of the pattern-breakers

CBS Students thinks that it is positive that natural science students receive many hours of teaching.

- But it is time to realise that a massive investment in education of future leaders and economists is necessary to benefit from the many skilled natural science graduates. This is the way to ensure that the education of natural science graduates is turned into profit to Denmark, says Jenskumar Sivagurunathan.

- CBS is practically the home of the pattern-breakers. Studies show that mercantile education attracts most students from non-academic homes, says Jenskumar Sivagurunathan.

It is therefore the hope of CBS Students that the parties involved in this political accord are willing to raise the value added grants for social science education at CBS.

The McKinsey report in brief

The McKinsey report is an analysis of the funding of the universities performed by the consulting company McKinsey for the Science Ministry and the Finance Ministry.

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