Nick Barniville is Associate Dean at ESMT, the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. ESMT is a business school founded and supported by 25 leading German corporations and is positioned as Germany's most international business school. We caught up with Nick recently to discuss ESMT's journey to date and how it plans to evolve moving forward. We also wanted to quiz him on prescient issues such as what the future holds for business education and how technology is going to shape pedagogy in higher education. Here's what we discovered...
Last month, I attended the Spring Forum for International Student Affairs which took place at the University of Jyvaskyla. During the event I had the opportunity to speak with João Bacelar, the Executive Director of the European University Foundation (EUF). In this interview, João explains how student mobility is a powerful catalyst to help modernise universities and how the EUF is making digitalisation a priority for the next 5-7 years with projects such as the Erasmus Without Paper, the Online Learning Agreement and the Erasmus+ App.
Trans-national education, algorithm mentors and for-profit universities are just some of the so-called 'disruptive forces' set to change the landscape of higher education over the next five years. But how, exactly, are these factors going to make an impact? Let's find out... Photo credits: https://edubirdie.com/
This month we spoke with Jeff Dieffenbach, the Associate Director of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili). Jeff explains the role of MITili in investigating learning effectiveness, how the current traditional 60 to 90 minutes of straight learning in a classroom just doesn't fit the way we're wired as people and how universities can start adopting personalised learning on a course by course basis.
We are all familiar with Excel, and while spreadsheets have several great uses, rows and columns just aren't built for managing prospects or handling customer relations. How can a CRM help manage the process more effectively?
In order to keep her business school firmly at the forefront of business and management thinking, Peggy van der Wallen of the University of St. Gallen uses student voice to help improve processes, both academic and operational. We caught up with her recently to see how it's done
George Yip, a professor at Imperial College London and former Dean of RSM, has had an illustrious career in academia, business and consulting. He is a champion of the ‘blended study’ teaching and learning method, and has implemented pioneering changes to the MBA programme that have resulted in higher rates of student engagement and retention.
After working in sport and hospitality, Carlo Giardinetti is paving the way for innovation in the higher education sector as a champion of Holacracy. We caught up with him recently to find out how self-organised institutions operate, and what makes the Holacracy system so successful in Business School Lausanne (BSL), Switzerland.
Brandon Kirby, Director of MBA Recruitment and Admissions at Rotterdam School of Management discusses brand promotion, disrupting the market and the future of admissions in higher education.