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21 August 2013

2013 European Entrepreneurship Summer School at the International Faculty

Exploring Entrepreneurship at the Heart of the European Economy
19-23 August 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece

Entitled “Exploring Entrepreneurship at the Heart of the European Economy” the European Entrepreneurship Summer School took place with great success at the University of Sheffield International Faculty. CITY College, 19-23 August 2013. All participants of the 2013 edition of the European Entrepreneurship Summer School were warmly welcomed on at our main campus in Thessaloniki, Greece.


Prof. Alexander Chepurenko, Higher School of Economics

The Summer School delegates comprised 38 students from seven European universities representing 13 different nationalities, ten presenters from five universities, amongst them Professor Aard Groen, University of Twente and Prof. Alexander Chepurenko, Higher School of Economics (HSE) and five coordinators from each partner institution. Also, a successful entrepreneur Mr. Christos Papanikolaou, Owner and CEO of OPTO Hellas addressed as keynote speaker the students at a formal dinner which took place on Thursday, 22 August.

The European Entrepreneurship Summer School is a collaboration between the Higher School of Economics (Russia), University of Twente (Holland), University of Sheffield (UK) and CITY College-International Faculty of the University of Sheffield (Greece). The programme is taught in English and is addressed to at bachelor and master students from partner and non-partner universities.

The Summer School included a variety of lectures by experts and practitioners, discussions, and workshops, as well as a number of cultural and social activities in Thessaloniki.  Students had the opportunity to develop an understanding and discuss topics related to Entrepreneurship & Public Policy, High Growth Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship and the Crisis, among others. The programme is designed to promote students’ active participation in all the discussions and practical exercises. Participating students worked in groups with members from a range of other countries, subject areas and expertise.
Representatives from the University of Sheffield, UK included Dr. Tim Vorley and Dr. Nick Williams, Lecturers in Entrepreneurship, Management School, University of Sheffield, UK and Ms. Maria Barluenga Enterprise Learning Development Officer at the University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE).


Dr. Lambros Lazuras, Lecturer at the Faculty’s Psychology Department

Representing TUOS International Faculty Prof. Panayiotis Ketikidis, Vice Principal of the International Faculty, Dr. Dimitrios Nikolaidis, Head of the Business Administration and Economics Department of the International Faculty, Mr. Nikos Zaharis, Director of the Faculty’s research centre, SEERC, Dr. Lambros Lazuras Lecturer at the Faculty’s Psychology Department and Mr Andreas Bofinger, Researcher, held presentations on their field of expertise during the Summer School.


Visit at the Domaine Gerovassiliou

During their visit in Thessaloniki participants visited Domaine Gerovasiliou, one of the most famous wineries of Greece and had the chance to get a flavour of the Greek wine culture.


Group presentation by students

The Summer School concluded with a group presentation at the end of week.

Photo gallery from the 2013 European Entrepreneurship Summer School

 

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