An interdisciplinary summer challenge

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2 af de i alt 6 uger på sommerskolen er henlagt til Peking Universitetet, på billedet ses dets vestindgang. 2 of the 6 weeks at the summer school take place at Peking University. The picture shows its west entrance.

From Beijing-Copenhagen Urban Challenge: How would you like to spend your summer doing business in China?

This summer, CBS, DTU and Peking University (PKU) offer a truly crossdisciplinary
and cross-cultural hands-on experience with the
international elective course Beijing-Copenhagen Urban Challenge
(BCUC).

The summer school takes place both in Beijing and in
Copenhagen, and combines a practical hands-on approach with
theoretical teaching with a strong focus on real-life cases.

Cross-disciplinary perspective
When talking to our industry partners, we constantly hear that there is a shortage of cross-disciplinary skills
in graduates. Contrary to traditional university settings, engineers, marketers and economists rarely work in
groups of only like-minded peers.

Without being able to work closely together, across industries, interests
and experience, companies won’t be able to solve rapidly increasing Urban Challenges.

Beijing-Copenhagen Urban Challenge is about improving these cross-disciplinary skills while, at the same
time, turning urban challenges into opportunities.

International collaboration for practical case
The summer school brings together students from 4 universities; CBS, DTU, and Peking University’s
Guanghua School of Management, and College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Students will
work closely in diverse groups of 4-5 on solving a practical case for a total of 4 weeks. Lectures, group work,
workshops and company visits will first take place in Beijing for two weeks, and then in Copenhagen.

The groups will work on their challenge for:
• 2 weeks in Beijing (June 30th – July 11th)
• 2 weeks in Copenhagen (July 14th – July 25th)
• 2-week study break of theoretical reflection on the innovation project resulting in a 15-page individual exam report

All expenses during this stay is covered by the Green Innovation in Cities-program, including lodging in
Beijing, all reading and teaching materials, transportation and lunches during company visits. Students will
only have to pay for the flight to and from Beijing as well as personal expenses during their stay.

To learn more, visit our website.
Apply by sending your résumé, contact information and motivation for applying to mtm.ino@cbs.dk.
Application deadline is March 25th, 2014.