It is with great sadness that we hereby inform of the death of associate professor Ib Andersen
Ib was a great guy and a good colleague. As for many others, his career path started as a student assistant at the Department of Organization. In Ib’s case that happened already in the 1960’s when he was a student of sociology at Copenhagen University. Even before graduating in 1972, he was teaching courses on methods in several CBS programs. He became a doctoral student (“stipendiat”) at the Department of Organization and was employed as associate professor in 1978.
Ib made the development of CBS’ vision of and strategy for teaching and learning his project! He very early on became involved in the “Didaktik og Evalueringsudvalg”, which later developed into the “Pædagogiske Serviceenhed” for the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration with Ib as the Director. In 2001, he created the CBS Learning Lab that he directed for 10 years. From this position, Ib made many strong contributions to the agenda of CBS – not just relating to teaching and learning, as he had visions and ambitions for many other things, including university management.
When CBS Learning Lab was closed in 2011, Ib returned to the Department of Organization, where he kept working within the fields of pedagogy and research methods. He further developed his classic textbook “Den skinbarlige virkelighed – Vidensproduktion i samfundsvidenskaberne”, which was published in its 5th edition in 2013.
Due to illness, Ib was not very active at CBS and IOA in the later months. But his contributions and results throughout the years are obvious to all. We will remember him for many years of good and fruitful cooperation. May he rest in peace.
Kristian Kreiner & Lene Lillebro
Department of Organization