Arturo Lavalle, Head of the R&D Area, participated as Guglielmo Marconi University representative at the meeting hosted by the City Unity College of Cyprus on May 7-10, 2019. The meeting saw the participation of the President and some Professors of the College of Cyprus, a branch of the City Unity College of Athens, to discuss the distribution of the two masters, Public Administration and Educational Leadership, in blended format in the Cypriot territory.
According to the committee, the Cypriot Masters should have a total workload of 90 ECTS, hence, the future objectives concern producing material for the two existing programs, and stipulating the agreement regarding financial fees distribution. Nonetheless, GMU also participated at the EMEA Economic and Investment Forum. The forum was a great event to present GMU’s activities related to the new digital age, introducing important concepts and realties based on the same topic. Specifically, one of the representatives of the University of Middlesex (UK) gave a very interesting speech, addressing issues regarding 4.0 training.

For more information, send an email to i.reggiani@unimarconi.it

The University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, hosted the 13th International Conference “Challenges of Europe” on May 22-24, 2019 in the beautiful island of Bol, island Brač.
Over the last two decades, this biennial conference has become an important meeting point between scholars and practitioners from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds who wish to discuss the issues affecting the present European economic system as a pivotal global player.

The guiding theme of this year three-day conference was “Growth, Competitiveness, Innovation, and Well-being”, and saw the participation of notable Harvard Professors including Prof. Eric Maskin, Nobel Laureate in Economics 2007; Prof. of Economics Oliver Hart, Nobel Laureate in Economics 2007; Prof. Olivier Blanchard, President of the American Economic Association and Prof. Edward Glaeser, Leading world expert in urban topics. Nonetheless, other distinguished experts speakers were Prof. Koen Pauwels, Worldwide expert in marketing productivity, metrics and social media; Debora Revoltella, Chief Economist at the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Prof. Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Last but not least, Dr. Arturo Lavalle, Head of the R&D Area at Guglielmo Marconi University, participated as a guest speaker at the “Challenges of Europe” with a significant contribution: “A human-centered society: education at the core of innovation and future work” (Arturo Lavalle, Casale Oliviero). The three-day conference was divided into plenary and individual sessions, papers and workshops presentations and research findings, ensuring a 360° cutting-edge understanding of the topics debated and knowledge promulgated.

Dr. Arturo Lavalle and Dr. Susanna Correnti, from the Research and Development Area, also participated, during the same period, at FINAC project study visit organized by the University of Split mentioned above. FINAC’s study visit consisted of presenting and analyzing the results obtained by the Master in “Financial Management, Accounting and Controlling” launched in Serbian and Albanian Universities.

For further information on the conference, please send an email to conference@efst.hr

For further information about FINAC project, visit the official website http://finac.org.rs

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On March 1st, 2019 Westford University College (WUC) and partner institutions hosted the MBA graduation ceremony for nearly 63 students from over 20 countries. It was a memorable event to see the class of 2019 graduate with MBA degrees in collaboration with Guglielmo Marconi University at the prestigious location Sharjah Chamber of Commerce. The theme of the ceremony centered on ‘Finding inspiration and managing change,’ gently transitioning the graduates into this new phase of their life. Professor Rainer Masera, Dean of Faculty of Economics at Guglielmo Marconi University, in his keynote speech, encouraged students to become pioneers of change and congratulated the students for concluding a challenging but enriching journey. Prof. Masera also highlighted the importance of studying in a globalized environment that nurtures students with the willingness and the enthusiasm to inspire change. Col. Anil Ahluwalia, the Academic Director of Westford University College, advised the graduates to keep working hard to accomplish future goals and dreams.

Nonetheless, Professor William Painter, the Dean of Westford University College continued by reminding the class of 2019 that they are now empowered to be leaders and not followers. Vilma Ramos graduated student from the Philippines, concluded the ceremony by thanking the Westford University College for guiding her into finding her true self, through constant motivation and empowerment. Michelle Valeria from Switzerland succeeded her fellow graduate, praising the global academic environment that gave her the chance to meet incredible people coming from different backgrounds and cultures. As the ceremony ended, friends and family cheered the graduates on stage as they went to collect their MBA degrees. The event concluded with the cap tossing tradition.

For more information visit the link https://mywestford.com/news-letter/

Gmu goes to Dubai: University College Graduation Day

On March 25th, 2019, Guglielmo Marconi University had the pleasure to host, in collaboration with MANAGERITALIA Roma, a very pertinent and inspiring event on entrepreneurial discipline, perspectives and methods. The event was guided by Professor Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT and Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Sloan Executive Education, who also authored “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup”, that was translated in 18 languages. Professor Aulet’s 25-year successful business career at IBM lead him to become an award-winning educator and author, whose views are changing how entrepreneurship is understood, taught and practiced around the world. According to Professor Aulet “there is no gene or DNA that makes you an entrepreneur; it’s actually what you are exposed to that makes you one, its nurture and not nature”. The speech focused  around four fundamental points: (1) Heart, the entrepreneurial drive has to start from within; (2) Creative Irreverence, the willingness to be different; (3) Break the rules, the audacity to act differently and (4) Skills, the discipline to execute. According to Professor Aulet, the essence of entrepreneurship is “to have the spirit of a pirate […] and the executions skills of a Navy Seal”. The event saw the participation of Roberto Saliola, President of Manageritalia, of Arturo Lavalle, coordinator of the research and development area at GMU, and of Alessandra Berto, representative of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and boot camper at the innovation program at MIT.

For more information please visit the following links www.disciplinedentrepreneurship.com and www.d-eship.com

Professor Bill Aulet talks entrepreneurship

On February 1st 2019, Guglielmo Marconi University attended the kick-off meeting of PROFIC Project (Professional Development in Intercultural Competence in Higher Education Institutions), hosted by the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. The meeting saw the participation of all the European and Latin American project partners including, Glasgow Caledonian University (UK) – Coordinator, Universidad de la Iglesia de Deusto (Spain), Università Degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi (Italy), Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador (El Salvador), Universidad Don Bosco (El Salvador), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina), Universidad Nacional de Lanús (Argentina), Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina), Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico), Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico), Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexico). The meeting was a stepping stone towards setting future goals and promoting IC (Intercultural Competences), curriculum and professional development, and pedagogical testing in Latin American Higher Education Institutions (Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico).

For further information please send an email to progettieuropei@unimarconi.it

PROFIC Project launched in Bilbao
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