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School of Business and Law strengthens ties with Flensburg University

Tuesday, 19 December 2017


In an effort to formalise and enhance ties with European institutions, the School of Business and Law has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European University of Flensburg in Germany.

Professor Maryam Omari, Executive Dean of the School of Business and Law travelled to Germany to sign the MoU, which formalised an ongoing research partnership led by Professor of Employment and Industry, Kerry Brown.

The research partnership in the area of entrepreneurial activities in regions, looks into the factors that influence the entrepreneurial activity in a region and how different regions offer varied conditions for entrepreneurial projects. The best-known example of a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem is Silicon Valley, California.

With a focus around joint student and doctoral student support, joint research projects and joint conferences, the MoU will also encourage a stronger collaborative partnership between the two universities.

"We have been working very closely together on an individual level for some time now, and now cooperation is to be institutionally broadened," said Susanne Royer, Professor of Strategic and International Management at the Institute for International Management and Economic Education (IIM) at the EUF.

"We look forward to working together in the areas of regional clusters as well as global value chains, regional innovation systems and open innovation", emphasized Professor Maryam Omari.

European University of Flensburg President, Werner Reinhart, says the cooperation between the two universities will encourage forward thinking especially in entrepreneurial activity in regions.

"Innovative companies are not created in a vacuum, they are founded in a network of people, organizations and companies that are interlinked under ever-changing conditions Entrepreneurial ecosystems and their success factors in business, politics and science have increased significantly in recent years.”


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