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Business School develops links with Lille

Business School visit to Lille October 2014 Friday 31 October 2014

Members of Liverpool Hope University’s Business School have returned from a trip to the Catholic University of Lille, where they discussed collaboration opportunities for both students and staff.

Liverpool Hope’s Professor Archontis Pantsios, Dr Adnane Alaoui, Dr Federica Salvatori and Hope Business Gateway Manager Carol Buckman met with staff from the University of Lille’s Faculty of Economics and Management.

The two groups discussed long and short term opportunities for collaboration in terms of research, student experience and social enterprise.

Proposals included using video conferencing to allow students to take part in lectures at each university, and a joint research conference.

Each member of staff presented a paper on their own research specialisms and looked at areas of possible collaboration, such as research into the labour markets of both countries, and social enterprise.

The visit was also an opportunity for the Liverpool Hope team to find out how the University of Lille uses the International Business Game as part of its teaching for Accountancy and Economics students. The business simulation exercise sees students from universities in different countries work together for two months on a business scenario, giving them the opportunity to develop inter-cultural awareness, team working skills and the practical application of what they have learned.  

The team from Lille is also set to visit Liverpool Hope in the near future.  

Dr Martin Carey, Head of Liverpool Hope’s Business School said: “The trip provided clear evidence of the Business School academic staff working with Business Gateway staff to develop new areas of research and opportunities for students with a key Hope international partner.”

Professor Archontis Pantsios added: "The trip to the Catholic University of Lille opened up immediate research collaboration opportunities on areas of mutual interest and longer term initiatives, ranging from student and staff common projects and exchanges, to joint conferences and joint degrees. The seed has been planted for a promising crop of collaborative projects of significant academic value-added to both institutions."

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