Transparency International moves into CBS

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Knut Gotfredsen, chairman of Transparency International Denmark, and Katrine Lund-Hansen, project assistant, are looking forward to meeting students and researchers at CBS.

In the spring the Danish chapter of Transparency International (TI) moved into CBS and is now embedded with the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (ICM). The ambition is to further strengthen ties with students and researchers at CBS. 

The Danish chapter of Transparency International was established in 1995 and the organization is dedicated to the prevention of corruption in Denmark. The organization’s efforts include organizing a variety of events open to the general public as well as participation in public debates.

- We are very pleased that we were offered the opportunity to move into CBS; an institution we have cooperated with on several occasions, e.g. in relation to the Transparency in Corporate Reporting (TRAC) report, which was published last year. The study was successfully conducted in cooperation with a group of students from CBS and the report received positive response from the corporate sector, says Knut Gotfredsen, state-authorized public accountant and chairman of Transparency International Denmark.

The Department of Accounting and Auditing also played an integral part in writing the report.

Ambition to influence and support students

- We are still a small NGO and thus we do not have sufficient resources to take on a role as consultants. However, students do have access to our library and all our publications, and they are more than welcome to drop by our office if they believe we can be of any assistance, says Katrine Lund-Hansen, project assistant with TI Denmark. She will be available at the NGO’s office (room PH 18A, 0.113) during office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Furthermore, Knut Gotfredsen offers advice and input to students focusing their master’s thesis on corruption and related subjects.

Cooperation with researchers continues

- We know that a large group of researchers at CBS are working with anti-corruption and that is one of the main reasons why we chose to move into CBS. We are very interested in cooperating with these researchers and we believe we can contribute to, and learn from their research projects, says Knut Gotfredsen.

The Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (ICM) is also pleased that the NGO has moved into CBS:

- We are very pleased that Transparency International Denmark is now physically present at CBS. Several of my colleagues are already working closely with the organization and I am certain that our joint efforts will open our eyes to new aspects and opportunities within anti-corruption research and education, says Professor Hans Krause Hansen.

Two years ago, Transparency International Denmark hosted an anti-corruption conference in cooperation with the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (ICM) and yet another conference on anti-corruption is now on the drawing board and is scheduled to take place in the fall.

- Furthermore, we are planning another event, which is to take place in the foreseeable future. The purpose of the event is to give students and employees at CBS an opportunity to get to know the people involved in Transparency International Denmark, says Knut Gotfredsen. 

Info 

Contact information, Transparency International Denmark:

Email: klund@transparency.dk.

Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am to 2 pm in room PH 18A, 0.113.  

Phone: +45 60 21 33 98.