Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended a gala dinner for the centenary of the Copenhagen Business School on Friday evening.
The gala dinner, held at Kiln Hall at Porcelænshaven, was attended by 680 guests, and featured speeches by Karsten Dybvad, Chairman of the Board; Per Holten-Andersen, President of the School; Søren Pind, Minister for Higher Education and Science; Lars Rebien Sørensen a former CEO of Novo Nordisk; and Thomas Skinnerup Philipsen, President of CBS Students, and Rachel Scheele, Vice President. Ole Helmersen acted as Toastmaster for the dinner.
Crown Princess Mary repeated a brightly patterned skirt she’d previously worn on a working trip to Qatar last year.
On the Copenhagen Business School’s centenary page, the organisers wrote, “We have been looking forward to this for a long time, and besides all the activities that always take place here; primarily the training of the best graduates for companies and organisations all over the world and the best research within our field, we have a lot of events going on to celebrate this great year for us – on and off campus.”
Other events will take place later this spring and in the summer for alumni and current students.
The Copenhagen Business School was founded in 1917 and features a host of programmes that span across business disciplines. In 1965, it was accredited in the Danish educational system as an institute of higher learning.
As of 2016, there are 22,829 students. The School is ranked as the best school in the Nordic countries for business and management courses.
From its inception to 2015, 128,994 degrees have been conferred at the Copenhagen Business School.
“With the distinctiveness of its diversity, CBS combines elements from conventional business schools and the ‘full university’ model,” reads the School’s official website.
“We nurture an entrepreneurial spirit within CBS, encouraging to new ideas, open to individual initiative and flexible in the face of new opportunities.”