GBSN works with our member schools to offer opportunities for international exchange, support and development within the network. These member-led initiatives enrich faculty, students and campuses with cross-border connections and help to spread best practice throughout the network. Member Initiatives can include doctoral dissertation mentoring, scholarships for faculty or students, research or teaching fellowships, faculty exchange, joint action-learning projects, cooperative research, etc.
For the fourth year in a row, The University of St. Gallen offered up to 10 scholarship opportunities to Ph.D. students from GBSN member schools in developing countries, to attend its Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM).
The GSERM Global School in Empirical Research Methods is a flagship programme on methodology at the University of St. Gallen. It is a new and high-calibre integrated programme teaching methodology for PhD students, postdocs and practitioners from leading universities all over the world. GSERM offers an attractive course-based learning atmosphere on different aspects of empirical research.
After enduring the competitive application process, 7 applicants were chosen from our member schools:
Kshatriya Anil, Institute of Management Technology, India
Disraeli Asante-Darko, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana
Nakuze Chalomba, University of Witwatersrand Business School, South Africa
Tecla Chelagat, Strathmore Business School, Kenya
Tshepo Feela, University of Witwatersrand Business School, South Africa
Emem Laguda, Lagos Business School, Nigeria
Kagondo Brian Victor Tinashe, University of Witwatersrand Business School, South Africa
The students were invited to blog about their experience attending GSERM in Switzerland. Click on the links below to read their blogs:
GBSN would like to thank Dr. Andreas Hermann, Academic Director and Dr. Hans-Joachim Knopf, Executive Director of GSERM, 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 served on our Board of Directors for many years and has been a long time supporter of GBSN.
The University of St. Gallen was one of the first member schools to offer a member-led initiative.
For more information on GSERM, click here.
Nicole Zefran is the Communications and Administrative Officer at the Global Business School Network