Team Building Workshop at SIU Madrid


Yesterday, the students at Schiller’s Madrid campus had the opportunity to attend a crash course on International Management Skills given by Wim Zwaenepoel, a Communication Specialist. The workshop was organized by our amazing Career Services Department.

Here is what Lucía Martín de Vidales Noagles, one of our International Relations students, told us about her experience:

“The course, which focused on team building, began with an interactive explanation on the way teams work and how international companies can benefit from successful teams. The presentation also covered the challenges we might have to face when working as a team, which we could later see for ourselves when the most dynamic part of the course started. We performed two different exercises divided in teams. Although both of them required creativity and quick thinking, the first one focused on discussing and reaching an agreement, while the second focused on working together to achieve a specific goal.

It was a very interesting and dynamic activity that helped us to improve our team working skills in an enjoyable way.”

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Student Council elections start today

Student Council elections for Heidelberg campus start today: Students can now vote for the candidates. Please visit Leili Erfanian at the library to make your vote! Dates for voting are from November 14th to November 20th.

On November 20th, the voting booth will be closed so please submit your votes before then.

After the last day of voting, Tanja Ward, the Campus Director, as well as the Student Council Advisor, the Librarian and a representative of the Student Council are counting the votes. The result is announced at the Winter Ball on November 26th.

We are looking forward to a great year with new students at the helm.


International Management Skills Workshop


Join us at Schiller Madrid on November 15th at 12 pm for our International Management Skills Workshop, organized by our Student & Career Services department.

Wim Zwaenepoel, a specialist in cross-cultural communication, will be guiding us through the steps on how to expand your international career.

Wim has 7 years of international experience in a legal environment (lawyer, inhouse, contract manager and support of HR), combined with 8 years of experience in training, coaching and recruiting of high-potential talent. His specialties include job search coaching and counseling; talent & career development; soft skills program design and delivery; business contract drafting and negotiation; regulatory affairs, and payroll, just to name a few. 

Don’t miss it!


Russian Revolution or October Revolution?

What is the Russian Revolution?

A Brief Summary

By “Russian revolution” scholars refer to two separate events that took place in 1917 which brought to the demise of the Romanovs’ tsarist regime and would shape the course of World History for the following seventy years (until 1991, date of the dissolution of the Soviet Union). The first event is the February revolution, which was largely due to spontaneous uprisings of the Saint-Petersburg population and part of the Army, after a mass protest originated by food rationing. The mid to long term causes, however spawned back in time to include a general discontent with the emperor Nicholas II and defeats inflicted to the army during the First World War.

The tragic February events, almost exclusively confined to Saint-Petersburg, resulted nevertheless in the abdication of the Tsar and the end of the Romanov dynasty.

The Provisional Government

Initially the power was taken by a liberal government, composed of noble or rich capitalist, led by prince Lvov. The Moscow Soviet did take part to the coalition, but it still didn’t have the influence that would grow of the following months: only after Vladimir Lenin’s return from the exile (a fiery come-back – at Saint Petersburg Finland Station – immediately marked by the proclamation of the need of a world-wide revolution)  would the Bolshevik strength increase and reach the critical mass needed to force the course of the events in the direction of a socialist revolution. Continue reading “Russian Revolution or October Revolution?”

Alexander Kerensky: The Leader That Never Was

Every revolution has a leader, a hero, a winner. The Chinese Revolution of 1949 marked the success of one man, Mao Zedong; Cuba still widely celebrates his Comandante Fidel Castro, Tehran’s major airport is named after the spiritual father of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Khomeini and, of course, the Soviet Union for decades cherished the memory of the man who (supposedly) gave the Russian people peace, land and bread: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin. But in the crucial months of 1917, after the tsar abdicated and Russia plunged into chaos, another figure emerged, that of Alexander Kerensky. Continue reading “Alexander Kerensky: The Leader That Never Was”