Shipping bachelor programme awarded the 2016 Shipping Award “Søfartsprisen”
The link between internships in shipping companies and undergraduate studies enables CBS to educate talented employees, which is crucial to Denmark’s position as one of the leading shipping nations of the world.
International Shipping and Trade at CBS is today presented with the Shipping Award 2016 by the Danish Shipowner’s Association. The programme has been offered since 2014 and is a product of the maritime growth plan from 2012.
”We give this award to International Shipping and Trade at CBS because of its ability to lift the competence level and attract young talents to the Blue Denmark. Smart minds are possibly the most important competitive parameter in Danish shipping and contributes significantly to Denmark’s position in the top 10 leading shipping nations,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, Chairman of the Danish Shipowner’s Association.
The first students of International Shipping and Trade were enrolled in 2014 and will graduate in 2017. The programme is one of the most popular programmes at CBS and has very high entry requirements. It also attracts female students, which increases the talent pool in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
According to Martin Jes Iversen, Associate Professor at Dept. of Management Politics and Philosophy and Programme Director of International Shipping and Trade, the Shipping Award is very important.
”We have built this programme in close interaction with the corporate sector, and it truly is great to be given the acknowledgement that the ambitious academic contents of this programme are relevant to the industry. We hope that the award will generate even more positive attention from the shipping companies and be of help when the students have to apply for their internships,” he says and mentions that the industry has been fully supportive of the students in their search for an internship.
”And the timing of this publicity is great - we hope that talented upper secondary school students who graduate this year are going to apply for our programme,” says Martin Jes Iversen.
The award is DKK 40,000, which the recipient has decided is going to be spent on scholarships for students who wish to take a period of study abroad. CBS International Shipping and Trade sends students on exchange to Singapore Management University and Texas A&M University in Houston.
For more information, please contact Martin Jes Iversen, Associate Professor and Programme Director for International Shipping and Trade.
See a video about the programme and the reasons for the award.