Monthly Archives: January 2014

Durham University, research and Harry Potter!

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Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting up with two GEM students currently studying at Durham University in the north of England and my colleague and good friend, Philip Warwick. As well as being a regular contributor to Global Ed, Philip has done some excellent research on strategy and the internationalization of British universities and we are currently working on a research project together in the same field. While I was there though, I asked the two students, Margot Stokes  and Janhaëlle Ribeiro-Storm to give their perspective on studying in the UK and life as an international student.  Continue reading

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GEMs on Wall Street: The 2nd Transcontinental Finance Programme in New York

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On January 6th 2014, 25 students from Grenoble EM began the second edition of the Transcontinental Finance in New York programme. The programme was created last year by the Centre for International Affairs and has proved to be just as popular this year with demand for the programme oversubscribed by 3 to one. Mark Thomas, Associate Dean and Director or International Affairs, was there to open the programme with John Meletiadis, Executive Director of the Center for Global Business Programms and Brian Pew, Associate Director.

Finance in New York Programme outline

The programme is designed to give a large number of GEM students a deep insight into ins and outs of finance in the USA and also to show them some of the best practices of working in the United States. The students will also do three main courses on Corporate Finance, Money, Banking and Markets, and International Banking…

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BOOK REVIEW: “Business Schools in Transition?” by Howard Thomas, Eric Cornuel, Arnoud De Meyer, Kai Peters, David Wilson, and Peter Lorange (2012)

Business Schools in Transition?This book is a collection of essays written by some of the major names in management education (Eric Cornuel, Howard Thomas, Arnoud De Meyer, James Fleck, Kai Peters, David Wilson, and Peter Lorange).   

It looks at the reasons behind business schools wishing to internationalize, how  social media is having an impact on how business schools work, challenges  some of the criticisms thrown at business schools and also looks at how sustainable the current model is within the industry. Like other books in this EFMD collection, it is a thought provoking read for all stakeholders in higher education.   Continue reading

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100 000 visits on Global Ed!

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Over the weekend, Global Ed went past the landmark of 100 000 visits. Having started the blog just over two years ago as a way of either recording some of the activities involved in international affairs in higher education or expressing some ideas, I am amazed by this. This first post-100 000 visit post is a thank you to all the people that have helped me make the blog so successful. Continue reading

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A French view of the new Franco-Canadian programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Vancouver

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Last week, I was in Vancouver to open the new programme in Entrepreneurship & Innovation that we have set up with Simon Fraser University. Like many programmes of this type, this has taken several years to get started. The Dean of SFU, Daniel Shapiro, and I initiated the idea several years ago so it was great to finally see the Canadian and French students getting to know each other. Whilst I was there I asked some of the students their reasons for selecting the programme. This second post gives the French perspective.

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A new joint Franco-Canadian Masters programme in Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Perspectives and expectations from Canadian students.

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Last week, I was in Vancouver to open the new programme in Entrepreneurship & Innovation that my school and Simon Fraser University have set up. Like many programmes of this type, this has taken several years to get started. The Dean of SFU, Daniel Shapiro, and I initiated the idea several years ago so it was great to finally see the Canadian and French students getting to know each other. Whilst I was there I asked some of the students their reasons for selecting the programme. This first post gives the Canadian perspective. Continue reading

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An entrepreneurial semester in Vancouver, Canada

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Main photo2014 has brought a New Year in Vancouver, Canada for 30 students from Grenoble EM. Over the next semester they will taking part in Grenoble EM Transcontinental Programme set up with Simon Fraser University. This is the third programme of this type created in the last two years by the Centre for International Affairs and comes on the back of the two highly successful programmes in Finance in New York and Asia Business at Beihang University, Beijing. 

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