CBS has established three new Business in Society research platforms addressing the major societal challenges ‘Inequality’, ‘Diversity and Difference’ and ‘Digital Transformations’. The aim is to produce qualified knowledge in the three research areas to fuel the highly topical discussions and decisions needed in our ever changing society. The three platforms will be launched jointly at an event on Monday 12 November, with EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager as the keynote speaker. Alumni are more than welcome to attend.
The Collective Intelligence Unit at CBS studies an area it sees as nationally and globally ripe with potential that the business community is just beginning to take notice and see the potential of. The research unit, which focuses on topics such as collective intelligence and the wisdom of crowds with strong research ties to computer-human interaction, has quickly taken on a central role among top global researchers and policymakers in the field of science and technology.
Digitalisation has become so all pervasive that it must be brought into the core of just about every study programme as well as all companies, focusing on capabilities rather than competencies. This was just one of many take-aways from the Business Connect event in Porcelænshaven on Wednesday 10 October.
Dean of Education Gregor Halff is establishing a new position to increase the focus on retaining CBS’ international graduates on the Danish labour market. ”International students and graduates are a valuable resource to Denmark; society as well as the business community”, says the dean of education.
Three new research platforms address some of the international community’s most important challenges: inequality, diversity and digital transformation. Meet the three academic directors of the platforms, and attend the creative launch events. Everybody is invited!
CBS’ Senior Management has decided to set up a position as vice dean of research with particular focus on external funding. Søren Hvidkjær, Dean of Research, has appointed Professor with special responsibilities (WSR) Nanna Mik-Meyer for this position as of mid-October 2018.
It’s the start of a new semester, also for Jens Bjørn Andersen, the CEO of DSV, a global transport and logistics company. He has agreed to be the new Executive in Residence at CBS, an initiative inviting executive managers from top Danish companies to spend a year studying at the university.
CBS has appointed Søren Bjerre-Nielsen, who has an impressive career and is best known for his long-standing chairmanship of the Danish Nationalbank, as adjunct professor. Today, he is chairman of the large construction company MT Højgaard, the skylight manufacturing company VELUX and VKR Holding, one of Denmark’s largest industrial companies.
Danske Bank CEO Thomas Borgen recently finished his academic year as CBS’ first Executive in residence. Through the year he got involved with CBS on a level no CEO has ever experienced before, and it was a rewarding experience for both parties.