New talent programme
On 04 February the Ministry of Higher Education and Science launched a talent programme for the most talented students in higher education. The government proposes to devote 190 million DKK to a talent programme that all educational institutions can apply for.
While CBS Students welcome the investment into the most talented students, we would also like to see the government stop cutting down on the funding of education in general. Furthermore, it is important that the investment in talent programmes will not lead to further cutbacks in the educational system as the funding for education is already stretched thin. Therefore, CBS Students also encourage CBS and the ministry to ensure that the implementation of talent initiatives does not entail high administrative costs that take away funding or resources from the general education.
We encourage CBS to utilise the proposed talent programme and spend the funding to improve some of the already existing initiatives. While there are no existing talent initiatives as such, we recognise that CBS already provides high class opportunities for ambitious students, in the form of e.g. CEMS Dual degrees and the IB GLOBE programme. It is our belief that there is a need for a proliferation of a more diverse range of initiatives targeting the broader spectrum of interests among our diverse student body. It would be a great idea to implement the new talent initiatives into already existing student driven activities conducted through our large number of student organisations and build on the highly valued and close collaboration between students and faculty.
– Mikkel Nielsen (President of CBS Students) and Frederik Hyldgaard (Member of CBS Academic Council)