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University of St. Gallen Global School in Empirical Research Methods 2015

jasper-mcelrathFor the second year in a row, The University of St. Gallen offered 10 scholarship opportunities to Ph.D. students from GBSN member schools in developing countries, to attend its Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM.)

GSERM is an innovative and preeminent 2-week integrated program teaching methodology and empirical research for Ph.D. students and postdocs from leading universities all over the world. GSERM creates a personalized course-based learning atmosphere offering 23 high-level courses and 4 optional courses. Due to the enormous success of GSERM in 2014, GSERM will expand its flagship program on methodology at the University of St. Gallen.

After enduring the competitive application process, 10 applicants were chosen from our member schools:

David Mathuva Ð Strathmore Business School, Kenya
Ishmael Maina, Strathmore Business School, Kenya
Martin Kang’ethe, Kenyatta University, Kenya
Nkemdilim Iheanachor, Lagos Business School, Nigeria
Folasade Olufemi-Ayoola, Lagos Business School, Nigeria
Ojisola Aina, Lagos Business School, Nigeria
Sana Azar, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan
Shamila Nabi Kahn, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan
Mehreen Furqan, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan
Kenneth Ofori-Boateng, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana

The students were invited to blog about their experience attending GSERM in Switzerland. Click on the links below to read their blogs:

Ishmael Maina
Nkemdilim Iheanachor
Folasade Olufemi-Ayoola
Mehreen Furqan

GBSN would like to thank JŸrgen BrŸcker, Head of External Relations & Development, Dr. Hans-Joachim Knopf, Program Director, and Dr. Peter Gomez, former President of the University of St. Gallen, for presenting GBSN with the opportunity to provide scholarships to Ph.D. Students from our member schools. Dr. Gomez serves on our Board of Directors and has been a long time supporter of GBSN.

For more information on GSERM, please click here. See below for pictures of GSERM 2015 provided by The University of St. Gallen. Jasper McElrath is the Communications and Event Planning Intern at the Global Business School Network