Martin Jes Iversen is new board member

29 October 2021

Vice Dean of International Education at CBS, Martin Jes Iversen, joins the Danish Board of SDC. He has many years of experience with university collaborations in Asia, and he was co-founder of the GLOBE bachelor programme, which is a cooperation between CBS, UNC Chapel Hill and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Martin Jes Iversen looks forward to get to know SDC, and he believes his new role in SDC matches well with his responsibilities at CBS.

‘My agenda as Vice Dean is to create more academically embedded internationalisation. I believe it is time to turn around the logic and let academic considerations drive the international education. When students go abroad they develop their personal, cultural and social skills, but first of all it is important to ensure they get an academic supplement to their study programme,’ says Martin Jes Iversen.

He sees SDC as being very much in line with that agenda.

’SDC is a targeted, international experience with an academic starting point. From a business perspective, it is important that the students get an insight and understanding of the economic and political logics in China,’ says Martin Jes Iversen.

His primary research area is strategy and innovation with a focus on contemporary Danish shipping, and he has been board member of the East Asiatic Company Foundation / Asia House since 2019.

Martin Jes Iversen takes over from his colleague Dana Minbaeva as CBS’ representative in the Danish Board of SDC.

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