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1st July 2019

It’s been a busy week at the ESB. Their faculty of economic engineering was ranked one of the top 25 of U-Multirank for it’s contacts to the professionals worldwide. Overall the business school owes its good ranking primarily to its cooperation with businesses.  Speaking of rankings, the economic magazine Wirtschaftswoche awarded the ESB’s BWL faculty first place for applied sciences. The second place in the magazines business school ranking was awarded to the ESBs Computer Science faculty. The ESB also hosted their yearly management dialog and students from the business school collected 38 000 Euros for unfortunate children in a bike rally.

It’s also been a busy time at the Brock University. The university approved several SSHRC grants that allow students and professors to research historical topics. A list of them can he found here. Their basketball team the Brock Badgers also received a new coach and their PALS program wraps up another successful season. 4100 students from Niagara and other communities from across Ontario, in Grades 1 to 8, came to Brock to experience a variety of sports and put their skills to the test through the Positive Active Living for Students (PALS) program.

In the US Elon University allows it’s students to partake in the People Not Property project to complete pro bono hours. They are tasked with transcribing pre-Civil War bills of sale for people once enslaved in Guilford County. The project is part of a broader effort to create a searchable database of digitized records tied to North Carolina’s history of slavery. Associate Professor David S. Levine’s also coauthored the book “Information Law, Governance, and Cybersecurity,” , the first textbook of its kind to suggest a holistic approach for attorneys handling questions related to privacy, data breaches, government transparency and more. Elon also leads CAA Leadership and Sport Excellence Award with six of it’s student athletes winning an award.

The Pool College of Management establishes a college-wide Office of Global Programs. It’s supposed to provide a centralized resource to support international initiatives in all of the college’s academic degree programs. The school also analyzed it’s Laboratory for Analytic Sciences to increase it’s effectiveness. LAS is a research partnership between North Carolina State University and the National Security Agency, based on NC State’s campus.

In Europe the NEOMA Business School celebrates that it’s Master in Management Programme Grande Ecole placed #19 in the world in the 2019 The Economist ranking. They also welcomed the French Minister of National Education on their campus to explain the French reform of high school and baccalaureate to 300 teachers meeting in the framework of the General Assembly of APHEC, the association of teachers of preparatory and commercial classes.

Dr Patrick Bigger, of Lancaster University Environment Centre co-authored a study about the US military and the effect its fosile fuel consumption is having on the global environment. The universities Work Foundation is backing BAE Systems as it calls for a concerted and co-ordinated effort by industry, Government and the education sector to ensure the UK can fully benefit from the digital revolution and Industry 4.0. Lancaster University Management School is also hosting a special event as part of the EnginE programme, funded by the European Social Fund. It gives advanced engineering and manufacturing leaders the chance to discover new digital technologies to improve their businesses.

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