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Welcome to the IBSEN Network

We welcome you to IBSEN – The International Business Studies Exchange Network. Continue scrolling down to read our latest announcements and feel free explore our other pages. Read more about IBSEN and its goals on the about IBSEN page. Get to know our network partners on the partner pages. You can also contact us to get in touch or subscribe to our latest announcements from IBSEN.

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First IBSEN meeting in Izmir, Turkey

IBSEN meeting, November 2019 in Izmir

For the very first time, the Izmir University of Economics (IUE) hosted the meeting of the IBSEN- Network and welcomed the members with joy and pleasant 23 degrees (during November!). The Izmir University of Economics joined the Network in 2018 and constitutes three particularities, defining them as a charitable university. They were established by the foundation of the chamber of commerce for education and health in Izmir and have been distinctly internationally orientated ever since. Exemplary for this are the full English-taught course offerings (except Law). Furthermore, the outstanding adaptation of business-related subjects to real economic demands, based on the close cooperation with the chamber of commerce in Izmir.

Main focus of this IBSEN meeting was the exchange on three distinct topics, namely Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurship and Innovation), Digitalization (Future of Business Education on a digitalized World) and Sustainable Economics (How to generate a more sustainable business environment?). It was decided that a concept for joined ventures regarding the topic of Entrepreneurship shall be pursued by all members and developed together. Therefore, several work packages have been assigned. Additionally, further extensions of existing cooperation have been discussed. Particularly, well-established double-degree programs shall be extended to Master-Degree level. It was of high importance to witness the colleagues of IUE and interact with them personally. The event was perfectly complemented by the organization of exhibition stands of IBSEN Members, where students of IUE had the opportunity of informing themselves about possible semesters abroad. It was due to the presence of the university representatives that the fair was a success for the students, the Members (Sadly, France was not able to participate) and the IBSEN-Network itself.

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PhD call, Cagliari (Italy)

PhD programmes – Cycle XXXV

Competition for the admission to the PhD programmes of the University of Cagliari – Academic Year 2019/2020

The University of Cagliari has opened a call for a paid phd position reserved for non italian students. The call is available here: https://unica.it/unica/it/studenti_s01_ss05.page

Deadline to submit applications and upload evaluable documents: 27th August 2019, 12.00 p.m. (local time)

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Barcamp “Digital Europe – Making Change Happen” in Bielefeld

Students from the partner universities receive a travel allowance of € 500 when attending the full-day event.

When: 31st July 2019 | 9:00–16:00
Bielefeld Chamber of Commerce and Industry /
IHK Ostwestfalen zu Bielefeld
Elsa-Brändström-Straße 1–3
33602 Bielefeld
Or register directly via email:

√ No pre-fixed agenda/speakers.
√ Any participant can present ideas, projects, topics and
offer a discussion group.
√ If participants wish so, presenting content is welcome.
Your chance for active participation – why not use the stage?
Topics are open, but should revolve around
‘Digital Europe – Making change happen’
Do bring your ideas and projects. Design your own little
event/workshop etc
Ideas? Why not share them with us, ahead of the event?
Fees? None.
Looking forward to having you on board!

09:00 Patricipants arrive, breakfast snack.
09:30 Welcome by Dr. Christoph von der Heiden,
CEO of Bielefeld Chamber of Commerce and Industry
09:40 Programme – introduction and agreements
Uwe Lück, Bernd Kleinheyer, Thorsten Ising
10:00 Keynote contribution
10:30 Group work phase I
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Group work phase II
15:00 If desired – presenting ideas to the plenary. Coffee and sweets.

Registration and questions via email: barcamp@fh-bielefeld.de

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IBSEN meeting at Hallym University in Chuncheon, South Korea

Network members with vice president Dong Yu (middle) at the IBSEN-meeting at Hallym University in Korea

This year’s meeting of the IBSEN network in May was held at Hallym University in South Korea. Hallym University is situated in Chuncheon, which is a city approximately 60 km east of the country’s capital Seoul. It has about 280,000 inhabitants and is among South Korea’s safest cities. The university was founded in 1982 and counts over 10,000 students as well as over 800 professors. It has a wide range of lectures offered in English and even three study programs which are completely taught in English. That is why the university is particularly popular among international students.

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Call for Candidates for Positions of Assistant Professors at Cagliari, Italy

Our partners from the University of Cagliari, Italy are seeking potential candidates for positions of three-year tenure track Assistant Professors in Economics, Econometrics, Accounting and Management, Mathematical methods for economics, Finance and Actuarial sciences. You can apply for the positions which are at the Department of Economics and Business (Scienze Economiche e Aziendali, SEA) until May 10th, 2019.

Follow this link for more information. You can also direcly access a PDF file with more information here.

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Invitation to the 2nd Scientific School on Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies in Pula, Sardinia, Italy from 10-14 June 2019

Our IBSEN partner the University of Cagliari would like to invite you to the 2nd Scientific School on Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies. The school will be hosted at the Technology Park of Sardinia in Pula, Italy (click here for travel information). It takes place from the 10th to 14th June 2019.

The school plans for a maximum of 30 attendees. Attendance is free, while travel and accommodation expenses are to be paid by participants. There are several affordable  ccommodations in Pula or in Cagliari. The participants will be selected by the scientific committee on a CV best-match basis. The application deadline is 15th April. You will get notified by 30th April. The program includes an introdcution to blockchain technologies, different tutorials and labs, as well as keynotes.

Crypto economics is a new discipline born after the rise of virtual currencies and distributed ledger technologies and is rapidly developing in a unique intersection between computing, cryptography, law, economics, and game theory. The school aims at disseminating knowledge about the foundations and the applications of these technologies to researchers, PhD students, scholars and technologists in industry and academia, not excluding under- or new graduates with strong technical drive and a sufficient background.

For more information and the program, head over to http://blockchainschool.unica.it.

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Applications Open for Summer Term 2019 in Finland

The application period for the international Summer Term in 2019 organized by our IBSEN-partner South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) is now open until March 17th. The general theme of the studies will be Artificial Intelligence and Wellbeing Management.  The two themes will be applied in different ways in each course.

The courses take place in two locations and will be three week modules. Each of them will award 5 ECTS. All the courses are tuition-free for the students from Xamk’s partner universities.

To apply, you will need a motivation letter in English and a copy of your passport or ID Card. Please note the courses are organized on two different Campuses, so please make sure to take that into account when selecting the courses. Click here to go directly to the application form.

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IBSEN Network meeting in Valenciennes 2018

Twice a year, the IBSEN representatives of the ten partner universities meet, in May and November. The second meeting this year took place at the Université Polytechnique HAUTS-DE-FRANCE in Valenciennes for the first time on the 11th to the 13th of November. The university formerly known as Université de Valenciennes has been a member since 2016. University representatives from Italy, South Korea, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Turkey, Finland and the Czech Republic joined the meeting.

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