CREATING A NEW SPACE FOR INNOVATION AND STUDENT LIFE
We live in times of change. This transformation process requires that we think beyond orthodox wisdom and challenge the existing and produce innovative ideas. The purpose of this house is to create a space where innovation can happen. Social, economic, political, technological and cultural innovation can grow from. Most importantly it is your house. With scarcity of student space at CBS campus, this house will allows us students room to deeply absorb us in projects, engage us in new organisations, develop new projects, meet with fellow students and for all our international colleagues be a home away from home.
CBS Student and Innovation House is an exciting vision to reuse the old and beautiful – but now empty -building in the heart of Frederiksberg for a completely new objective. As for Frederiksberg Municipality, we concurrently embrace the idea as an innovative element in our dynamic city center and the surrounding area of CBS Campus.
I give my full support to the students’ project of creating CBS Student and Innovation House near the campus at Solbjerg Plads. CBS is experiencing significant growth these years, and there is definitely a need for more student activities to encourage the individual student’s diligence, innovation, and level of commitment. Currently, CBS’s existing buildings already possess high standards and quality, and the Student House must been seen as a natural extension of the existing environment. On behalf of CBS, I can only give my best recommendations.
The Board of Directors gives its full support to the students’ project of creating an optimal framework for the student’s thrive and well-being, as well as the social and academic activities at CBS. A Student House closely placed to CBS campus will certainly enhance the study environment equivalent to the level of our international peers. The purpose of a good and well-functioning campus and study environment is to create a structure around the idea of a “good study life”. This is also perceived as an international competitive parameter among universities – especially because this is the cornerstone of the student’s education and energy, which in the end will generate better graduates. In addition, we believe the project is a unique opportunity to also inspire and improve business school around in Denmark, as the Student House will benefit both the students and the Danish society. More importantly, the Board of Directors emphasizes that the core strength of this project is it has been driven by students’ own visions and needs.