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 EMST'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...
Dr Gary C Wood is an experienced educator, recognised for developing and delivering innovative, enterprising learning experiences that challenge students intellectually while preparing them for the workplace. During his time at University of Sheffield he has built inclusive communities for learning through technology and supported student transition into and out of higher education. We caught up with Gary recently to find out more about Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy, how we can use social media to encourage students to contribute in class and what the disruptive forces in education are likely to be over the next few years.
Professor Kate Reynolds' career is nothing short of illustrious. As well as being Professor of Education Policy and Executive Dean of the Institute for Education at Bath Spa University, she's a member of the Global Learning Network, Global Scholars Network and the Administrative Council for the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE).
Nicole Ponsford has worked in various roles within education over the last 15 years, from early years to post-16 settings. Since 2010 she has been an educational coach, writer and digital content producer. She is currently studying for a Doctorate whilst working for Achievement for All, and in 2018 co-founded The Gender Equality Charter (the GEC), a platform that aims to make gender equality accessible to all.
This month, we caught up with Conrad Kheng Hwa Chua, Executive Director of the Cambridge MBA at Cambridge Judge Business School to find out, among other things, how to create a rich intellectual environment whilst equipping students with the skills they need to be a successful entrepreneur.
Earlier this month, we caught up with Marleen Aasa, Head of University Relations at European Innovation Academy to find out about how the organisation is transforming the lives of students through entrepreneurship.
Dr Luke Burns is a Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography in the School of Geography and Deputy Director (Education and Training) of the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds. Having worked in both industry and academia, Luke has developed expertise in several areas of quantitative spatial analysis and mixes these with his passion for high quality student education and management.
This week we interviewed Nuno Fernandes, Dean of Católica Lisbon business school, to discuss a fresh view on how to keep education a key sector in society, in the middle of all the technological disruption. Nuno also shares his view on other topics such as: Lisbon as top european city to study and live; the globalisation of business schools, as seen by the trends in international students; and the shift in power from lecturers, to students, as the ones who have the most up-to-date knowledge.
Recently, we caught up with Professor Francois Therin of IMT Dubai to discuss entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and how technology is shaping learning in higher education. Professor Therin is interested in the internationalisation of higher education in general and business schools in particular. He has been active in the development of online learning for the past 20 years and his main research focus has been innovation and entrepreneurship.