GISMA Business School in Hanover celebrates beginning of academic partnership with Kingston University Business School

GISMA Business School in Hanover celebrates beginning of academic partnership with Kingston University Business School

GISMA Business School marked the official launch of their partnership with Kingston University Business School by welcoming the first students for the UK accredited postgraduate programmes in Hanover on Tuesday 21 May.

Announced in 2018, the academic collaboration between the two institutions allows students to access UK postgraduate degrees in Germany. The first cohort is enrolled in the Master’s degree in International Business Management, designed and accredited by Kingston University Business School and delivered entirely in English at GISMA. The degree is recognised by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EPAS.

GISMA Business School celebrated the official start of the partnership with an event at its Hanover campus. The evening saw Dr Thorsten Thiel, Managing Director at GISMA, deliver the opening speech and welcome the international audience of students and guests.

Dr Thiel was followed by Professor Jill Schofield, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at Kingston University Business School. Representing the partnering institution, Professor Schofield addressed the students starting their learning experience in Hanover, focusing on the benefits this will bring to their future careers.

The event also saw the participation of Dr Olaf Kranz, Head of Science & Innovation Germany, Switzerland and Austria, with the British Embassy in Berlin, discussing the relationship between the UK and Germany’s science and innovation networks. Further insights on the impact of Brexit on international higher education were offered by Ubbo Oltmanns, Regional Co-Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

The evening also included a reception which allowed the new students to network with representatives of GISMA, Kingston and the distinguished speakers. Dr Thiel commented: “The new delegates enjoyed the opportunity to meet the staff, fellow students and our guests. This kind of interaction is a good example of the diverse learning resources we can offer through academic partnerships.”

 

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