...The study also measured the contribution of thousands of small businesses with employees of fewer than 50 people, said the report by U of A business professors Jennifer Jennings and Tony Briggs...
Jennings and Briggs started with data gleaned from 8,853 alumni surveyed in 2012. Of that group, 1,746 identified themselves as founders of an organization. Then, the professors used a “scaled estimation technique,” pioneered in the U.S. ...
The Economic Impact of the University of Alberta: A Comparative Approach represents the first in a series of studies by Briggs and co-author Jennifer Jennings to gauge the university’s impact on the broader society. Samarasekera said the results exemplify the U of A’s promise to “uplift the whole people,” a promise fulfilled by the extraordinary people who push the boundaries of research, innovation and entrepreneurship for the benefit of Alberta and the global economy.
A school focused on Management of Technology and Innovation
As a founding member of GIANT, Grenoble Ecole de Management will leverage its long history of academic leadership in technology and innovation to spearhead GIANT's center of excellence in Technology and Innovation Management.
GEM: Founded by businesses to fuel advancements in technology and innovation
Grenoble Ecole de Management was founded in 1984 at the request of forward -looking companies—Bull, Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Merlin-Gerin— operating in the Grenoble area.
Grenoble Ecole de Management quickly moved beyond the scope of a typical business school, making forays into technology and science...
GIANT members have launched two initiatives to help campus researchers better understand the procedures involved in certain EU research and innovation programs and prepare their applications. These are just two in a growing number of services that the campus now offers to encourage cooperation and leverage expertise. These most recent initiatives focus on European Research Council (ERC) grants and the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. In both cases, GIANT is bringing in outside experts to ensure researchers benefit from an effective service and fully understand all the subtleties of these programs.
Support for obtaining ERC grants
The ERC is a pan-European organization aimed at improving recognition, creativity, and effectiveness in the field of leading-edge European research. Following a competitive peer review process, the best researchers receive funding to conduct their research activities in Europe. Grants are awarded to projects led by both novice and experienced researchers, of all origins—the sole selection criteria is excellence in science.
To help improve candidate researchers’ chances of obtaining an ERC grant, GIANT sponsors training days given by a consulting firm. Candidates having participated in this training are invited to contact the firm once they have prepared their applications so that they can be proofread before submission. Candidates also benefit from personalized interview preparation in the presence of consultants and previous grant recipients.
In parallel, GIANT has launched a support service to answer any questions candidates may have and help them prepare applications (analysis, proofreading, etc.). The cost of training and assistance in preparing applications is covered by the GIANT Innovation Campus...
Five years ago, a chemistry professor at the American University in
Cairo, Hassan Azzazy started a research group with some of his graduate
students to develop affordable medical solutions -- work that could be
“converted into prototypes and go to market,” he says. Now, millions of Mr. Azzazy’s fellow Egyptians may benefit from his work.
Using nano-technology, the chemistry professor and his students have
developed a new, cheap and fast diagnostic test for hepatitis C, a
disease that affects 22 percent of Egyptians. (Until now, diagnosing
hepatitis C has been time-consuming and expensive, requiring two
Mr. Azzazy is in the final stages of negotiating with his university
to create his own company to market this and other new medical
"This is probably the first spin-off company to come out of any
Egyptian university," he says. "Hopefully this will be a milestone."...
Thursday, 21, February, 2013, Association of Business Schools
1st floor, 137 Euston Road
London NW1 2AA
The purpose of this first round table meeting is to
explore prospects for business and management education in the Arab
world in the context of dramatic changes. We invite you to network with
individuals interested in the region in advance of the British Council's
Going Global conference in Dubai where the Alexandria Trust is
launching Al Fanar, a Times Higher for the Arab world.
10:30am Welcome and introductions Julie Davies, Deputy Chief Executive, ABS
David French, Executive Director, Alexandria Trust
11:00am Business Education in an Evolving Region Nora Colton, Dean, Royal Docks Business School, University of East London
11:45am Small group discussions
12:30pm Networking lunch
1:00pm Creating a Culture of Philanthropy Salah Khalil, Founder, Alexandria Trust
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The aim is to bring together the scientific
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sense of the DESERTEC Concept and comparable sustainable approaches and
All entities that are dedicated to science or
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Tanto la industria automotriz como la aeroespacial están generando un
círculo virtuoso en el que las universidades están provocando la
creación de nuevas materias y carreras que permitan la vinculación de la
academia con el campo laboral. La industria automotriz y aeroespacial
no solamente han abierto plantas en México, sino que están influyendo en
la revisión de los planes de estudio en las carreras de ingeniería en
las diferentes entidades del país...
Both the automotive and aerospace industries are generating a virtuous circle in which universities are leading the development of new subjects and degrees that allow the linking of academia to the workplace. The automotive and aerospace industries not only have opened plants in Mexico, but they are influencing the revision of curricula in engineering degrees in different states of the country...
Stateoftheunion.eui.eu: Political personalities from European institutions and national governments, prominent academics, opinion and business leaders discussing the development and the future of the EU. (9/10 May, 2012)
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Articles from this issue on IB education include: "The Global Financial Crisis and the Restructuring of the World Economy" by Thomas D. Lairson; "The Social Responsibility of International Business Scholars: The Case of China" by Mike W. Peng; "Accepting "Conventional Numbers": Determining the Size of the Worldwide Counterfeit Goods Market" by Alan S. Zimmerman
...While the influence of academia on public policy is not often observed directly, academics studying entrepreneurship contribute practical information and real insights that shape and support policy discussions...
...Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go. While the mounting interest in entrepreneurship in the government and at our universities is encouraging, it is hardly enough to create the kind of broad understanding and policy support that we need to foster new business creation in a meaningful way...
CHICAGO—A leading group of academic economists has adopted conflict-of-interest rules in response to criticism that the profession not only failed to predict the 2007-2008 financial crisis but may actually have helped create it.
The new policy stops well short of the broader ethical guidelines demanded by some in the field.
Many economists serve as consultants to companies, governments and other groups outside of their formal academic work. Critics both inside and outside the profession have argued those relationships—often lucrative and sometimes undisclosed—may have influenced economists' work, leading them first to miss signs of the impending crisis and then to recommend policy prescriptions that served their clients' interests, at the expense of the economy as a whole.
The criticisms were made most prominently in the 2010 film "Inside Job," which won an Academy Award for best documentary in 2011...
Established in 1978 The Group of Thirty is a private, nonprofit, international body composed of very senior representatives of the private and public sectors and academia.
The Group of Thirty aims to deepen understanding of international economic and financial issues, to explore the international repercussions of decisions taken in the public and private sectors, and to examine the choices available to market practitioners and policymakers.
Most CEOs spend the latter years of their professional lives giving presentations in high-pressure board rooms for select groups of middle-aged power brokers, not in lecture halls filled with green but eager M.B.A. students. However, a few opt to trade in their corner office for office hours and venture into the world of higher education...
A small but growing number of companies are enlisting the services of business school professors to serve as in-house academics to keep the company up to date with the latest in management theory and lead employees to find solutions for their most pressing challenges.
The trend shows the renewed emphasis that MBA programmes and faculty members are placing on the intersection of theory and practice...