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City University London named as one of the best places to study if you want to become a global CEO

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 settembre 2013

English: City University's College Building on...

English: City University’s College Building on St John Street in London’s Clerkenwell. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

London, September 2013 -Times Higher Education has listed City University London as one of the foremost universities for educating international business leaders. The Alma Mater Index ranked higher education institutions based on the number of Fortune Global 500 CEOs they have produced.City University London was ranked 3rd in the UK and 89th in the world. Only three other UK universities featured in the top 100; Oxford (21st), Cambridge (45th) and Cranfield (92nd). Researchers found that CEOs who graduated from City currently run companies with combined total revenues in excess of US $85 billion. Professor Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor of City University London said:“I am delighted to see City recognised among such esteemed international higher education institutions. The ranking is a reflection of both the quality of our education and the high calibre of staff and students we attract”.The Times Higher Education Alma Matter Index found that the overwhelming majority of CEOs have a university education, with many earning multiple degrees, including MBAs and doctorates. Of the 499 CEOs in the Fortune Global 500, 113 have MBAs and 53 have doctorates.Professor Steve Haberman, Dean of Cass Business School at City University London commented:“Our approach to learning blends rigour and relevance. Our students learn how to apply the latest academic theories to the real world of business. By equipping students with both academic knowledge and hands-on business skills, we produce leaders who can rise to the top of global organisations”.The Alma Matter Index revealed that Harvard University educated the highest number of current chief executives of the world’s largest companies. University of Tokyo took second place overall, followed by Stanford University in third position.Phil Baty, Editor at Large of Times Higher Education, compiled the ranking. He commented:“This new index is designed to give us an insight into perhaps one of the most important elements of any university – their success at nurturing talent. It is all about the production of our future global leaders. This is something absolutely fundamental to universities and their students. It is great news for City to be among the world top 100 institutions on this metric.”The rankings are published in full in the Times Higher Education Alma Mater Index: Global Executives supplement on Thursday 5th September 2013.

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Legendary Entrepreneur Werner Otto Died at the age of 102

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 dicembre 2011

Bahnhof Enge

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Hamburg, Germany Cross reference: Picture is available via epa european pressphoto agency and can be downloaded free of charge at: The businessman and entrepreneur from Hamburg Prof. Dr. h.c. Werner Otto, founder of the mail-order company OTTO and the shopping center development company ECE, died on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at the age of 102 in the presence of his family in Berlin.Werner Otto was one of the last living post-war trade pioneers, who had considerable influence on the Federal Republic’s economic, socio-political and social development due to their visionary power, distinctive inventiveness, and entrepreneurial courage.Maren Otto, wife of Werner Otto: “My husband was very fortunate to grow old in a harmonic and loving family. He consciously did something for his health and lived in a disciplined manner. But his probably most important principle of life was to still have objectives in old age.We are deeply grateful that our family was spared major misfortunes.”
Werner Otto, born on August 13, 1909 in Seelow (Margraviate of Brandenburg), Germany, as son of a merchant, moved with his family as refugee to Hamburg after the Second World War. There, he founded his first shoe company. “When the sector borders were eliminated and shoes in good quality were introduced to the market by shoe companies that were traditionally located in south-west Germany, my company without specialist staff was not viable. This is why I closed it down. At least, I still had 6,000 Deutsche Mark and the factory halls,” remembers Otto.Then Otto had the idea that changed his life: why not sell shoes produced by others? And this in a mail-order business. With start-up capital of 6,000 Deutsche Mark and four employees, the unparalleled story of success started in 1949 with the result of the otto group as the world’s largest mail-order group. Basis if this unique development was the consistent implementation of Werner Otto’s corporate convictions. He gave priority to a clear innovation-oriented corporate strategy, the establishment of an efficient management and the consistent multiplication of the own strengths. In this way, he avoided the cardinal error many founders make: considering oneself as indispensable in the long term in the daily business and to interfere in too many details. Already in 1965, Werner Otto transferred the management of the company to Günter Nawrath, who was no member of Otto’s family. In 1981, Werner Otto’s son Dr. Michael Otto continued to head to company. In this way, Werner Otto gave himself the freedom for his second entrepreneurial career.
As of 1965, he established another successful company: ECE – economically and in terms of personnel completely independent from the OTTO mail-order company. Today, ECE is the most important development, construction, and management company for shopping centers in Europe. ECE develops and constructs not only shopping centers but also large office blocks, logistics centers, and other commercial large-scale real estate – always with the aim to effectively contribute to the vitalization of city centers as well as to careful urban regeneration. In 2000, Werner Otto’s youngest son Alexander Otto took over the management of ECE.
Werner Otto has remained true to his principle of fulfilling his social responsibilities in other areas as well. For example, he donated a new museum building at Harvard University, the Werner Otto Hall, to showcase the expressionist art of German-speaking artists. Werner Otto has received several awards and decorations for his entrepreneurial and social commitment, including the Grand Cross 1st class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Honorary Commemorative Medal in Gold and the Hamburg Senate’s Mayor Stolten Medal, the honorary title of Professor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Berlin Senate’s Ernst Reuter Medal as well as the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Social Market Economy Prize for his business practices. He is an honorary doctor and honorary senator of the University of Hamburg and a Laureate of the Hall of Fame in the “Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” history museum in Bonn. On the occasion of his 100th birthday, he was awarded the honorary citizenship of Berlin in 2009.

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Initium Studii Papiensis

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 ottobre 2011

The University of Pavia's Aula Magna.

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Pavia 27 ottobre 2011 in Aula Magna, alle ore 10, vedrà la partecipazione di Rettori e Delegati delle Università italiane e della CRUI, degli atenei storici europei del gruppo di Coimbra, che proprio a Pavia terranno il secondo Birthday Seminar, dell’Università di Harvard e dell’EUA, la European UniversityAssociation.
Il 27 ottobre 1361, per volontà di Galeazzo II Visconti veniva inaugurato il primo anno accademico dello Studium generale di Pavia. 650 anni dopo, le più antiche università europee si incontrano a Pavia per celebrare l’Initium Studii Papiensis: una cerimonia che intende mettere in rilievo la dimensione europea e internazionale dell’Ateneo pavese.
Sarà un’occasione importante per riflettere sul sistema universitario italiano (rappresentato, accanto a Pavia, dal più antico Ateneo, l’Alma Mater di Bologna), europeo (rappresentato dalla European University Association) e statunitense (grazie alla presenza del Direttore di Villa I Tatti della Harvard University) e per mettere in luce il ruolo che l’Ateneo pavese ha rivestito per la costruzione della cultura europea. Intorno alla metà del XIV secolo, nel breve volgere di pochissimi anni, fu infatti fondato un nucleo significativo di Università che costituiscono il terreno prezioso in cui affondano le radici profonde della cultura europea: Praga (1348), Pavia (1361), Cracovia (1364), Vienna (1365), Pécs (1367), Heidelberg (1386).
Quale ulteriore omaggio all’Ateneo pavese e cornice alla cerimonia Initium Studii Papiensis, il 26 ottobre (ore10 in Aula Foscolo) Università, IUSS e Collegi presenteranno “Pavia, un sistema unico”, dedicato al campus universitario e alla grande e secolare tradizione di accoglienza di Pavia. (programma allegato)
Nel pomeriggio del 26 e del 27 ottobre (ore 14.30 in Aula Foscolo), l’Ateneo pavese ospiterà il II Coimbra Birthday Seminar, l’appuntamento annuale delle più antiche università d’Europa, dedicato al tema “Collegiate learning in the Middle Ages and Beyond”. (programma allegato)
Sarà anche l’occasione per collegare le radici europee dell’Università con i 150 anni dell’Unità d’Italia, come illustra efficacemente la mostra “Raccontare l’Italia unita: le carte del Fondo Manoscritti” aperta in Aula Disegno fino al 4 novembre. Un percorso che prende avvio dai testi di Ugo Foscolo, che proprio a Pavia tenne la celebre orazione “Dell’origine e dell’ufficio della letteratura”, per giungere ai giorni nostri, passando per De marchi, Vittorini, Quasimodo, Alfonso Gatto, Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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Unicam in Australia

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 marzo 2011

Il prof. Mauro Canali, docente di Storia contemporanea presso la Facoltà di Giurisprudenza dell’Università di Camerino è stato invitato, in occasione delle celebrazioni per il 150° Anniversario dell’Unità d’Italia, a tenere una serie di conferenze in Australia. L’importante invito è pervenuto al docente da parte dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Melbourne. Il programma prevede un ciclo di quattro conferenze sul tema risorgimentale da tenersi, nel prossimo mese di luglio, nelle città di Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide e Sydney.  Particolarmente importante è l’appuntamento di Melbourne nel corso del quale il prof. Canali terrà la sua lezione nell’ambito di un convegno di italianistica organizzato dall’Australian Centre for Italian Studies che costituisce il principale evento biennale, del suo genere, in Asia e Oceania.  Mauro Canali è considerato fra i più importanti storici del periodo inerente alla crisi dello stato liberale e l’avvento del fascismo. Si è interessato anche della struttura totalitaria del regime mussoliniano e dei suoi meccanismi informativi e repressivi. È stato allievo di Renzo De Felice, collabora a Nuova storia contemporanea, al Journal of Modern Italian Studies e alle pagine culturali dei quotidiani la Repubblica e Liberal. Ha al suo attivo anche collaborazioni in campo televisivo, nello specifico, La Storia siamo noi a cura di Giovanni Minoli. Da ottobre a dicembre 2006, è stato visiting professor alla Harvard University. È stato di recente chiamato a far parte del comitato scientifico di Rai Storia, il nuovo canale digitale terrestre della Rai, diretto da Giovanni Minoli e interamente dedicato alla storia. Nel 1998 ha ricevuto il Premio Walter Tobagi per l’opera “Il delitto Matteotti. Affarismo e politica nel primo governo Mussolini”. (canali)

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