Every year Schiller Madrid prepares an activity called Food Without Borders, held by Professor José Pinto as a part of our Cross-Cultural Communication class. This event is also frequented by all of our Madrid students and staff, as it is difficult to resist the enticing aromas floating around campus that day. Participants from our diverse student body each bring something to the table related to their culture, and the best dish wins a prize by popular vote.
Professor Pinto is an expert on multicultural communication and teaches his students the do’s and don’ts of doing business on a global scale, an integral part of our International Business program. For their final project, students are divided into groups and have to open a Schiller campus in a country of their choice. Aside from the hard work this project entails, there is the added pressure of the groups having to present in front of the President of Schiller International University, Dr. Manuel Alonso Puig, along with other esteemed members of the faculty. This years winning team brought forth the idea of opening a new Schiller Campus in Seoul, South Korea. Who knows, perhaps that’s where we’ll see Schiller’s next campus!
– MBA Lunch at El Viso
During this time of the year many of us join to celebrate the holidays and to reflect on how the year has been. It is for that specific reason, that our Faculty organized an MBA and faculty lunch this last Friday, December 15th.
The main purpose of the activity was to generate a sense of community amongst all the MBA students. This was important for multiple reasons but particularly to show a token of appreciation, have a more relaxed conversational level environment with some of the faculty and bring a sense of unity between the students themselves and their professors.
With this lunch we also brought students together, particularly our international students that have no relatives close by, thus developing a sense of unity and team among the students. Not only that, but also it was the perfect opportunity to listen to their experience here on campus and their opinion about the school in general. Gathering ideas, advice and recommendations of students beyond formal surveys and exit interviews and generally getting to know them on a more personal level.
In conclusion, it was a great opportunity to give everyone at our University that personal attention we are known for. It was also a good moment to reflect on 2017, create a clear vision for the year to come.
Our Schiller Soccer Team’s commitment to soccer doesn’t stop when training ends. It’s their game and they rep it everywhere, at all times.
Heidelberg Schiller FC proudly presents their new soccer jerseys!!!
Come cheer on your Schiller Soccer Team this Sunday, December 17th, with first game at 11:48! ⚽🎉
Meet Alumnus Roudi Soubra
A great success of our Alumnus Roudi Soubra, a 2003 Graduate from Schiller International University – London Campus!
Master developer Nakheel’s hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall has been crowned 3-star Hotel of the Year at the 2017 Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards.
The 372-room Premier Inn, which opened just over a year ago, scooped the top prize in its category at the 3rd Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards ceremony, held in Dubai. It beat five other hotels to claim the award.
Roudi Soubra, now a General Manager, Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, added:
“Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall offers excellent facilities in a convenient location. This, combined with Premier Inn’s enviable reputation, adds up to a great guest experience to which our customers return time and time again. We have enjoyed close to 90 per cent occupancy since we opened and this is set to further increase as we enter the peak travel season. We are delighted to have taken home the top prize in our category at this year’s Hospitality Excellence Awards.”
Premier Inn Dubai Ibn Battuta is directly connected to the mall and the Ibn Battuta Metro station. Hotel facilities include an all-day restaurant, Costa coffee shop, swimming pool, gym and business centre with meeting and conference rooms. Guests can also enjoy free, 24-hour Wi-Fi access. Guests include business and leisure travellers, with many returning regularly and a few even living in the hotel since it opened last October.
The hotel is one of 17 in Nakheel’s AED 5 billion hospitality expansion, under which 6,000 rooms and hotel apartments will be delivered across Dubai. Premier Inn is also the operating partner for a Nakheel hotel at Dragon City, due to open in 2018.
A second Nakheel hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall is also under construction.
Art Exhibition at the Paris Campus
Schiller International University is happy to announce a new art exhibition at its premises. English artist Oliver Bevan will be showing the essence of his last decade’s paintings exploring urban realism in its many forms and colors. The exhibition opens on January 19th and will run until March 17th 2018.
An illustrated talk will take place at the Marie du 1er arrondissement in Paris on January 18th at 6h30 pm.
Come to the opening and meet the artist at Schiller International Universiy’s Paris Campus on January 19th at 6h00 pm.
Oliver Bevan is an English artist born in Peterborough in 1941 and educated at Eton College. He studied painting at the Royal College of Art in London where he became strongly influenced by Op Art and in particular the work of Victor Vasarely. Optical, geometric and kinetic art then served him well until the late 1970s when he moved to the Canada for a two-year teaching post at the University of Saskatchewan. By the time he returned to London in 1979 he had abandoned abstract art in favor of figurative realism and urban realism. He has been living in the south of France for the last 17 years and has developed and perfected his style.