The SML held its third International Week from 18 – 20 April 2016. Guest speakers from SML partner universities around the world as well as representatives from various companies participated in this year’s program.The theme this year was “Future Business: Internationalization of SMEs”, and topics included offshoring, cross-cultural issues, global challenges in human resources, and challenges of SMEs wishing to work in China. SML International Week ended on Wednesday evening with an evening symposium about the future of Europe as a place of production.
Guest Speakers from America, Asia, and Europe
This year’s International Week was a great success, with hundreds of students and numerous members of staff attending lectures and other events. SML International Week is held biennially to raise students’ awareness and promote their understanding of issues of great international relevance and help raise the international profile of our university. The program included guest speakers from prestigious universities in America, Asia and Europe. A series of practical workshops enabled participating students and staff to immerse themselves fully in different business topics. Senior company representatives from four successful Swiss SMEs – Habegger Group, Gütermann Zwicky, PGMM, and Purest – provided different perspectives on how businesses can grow internationally.
Introducing Our Partner Universities
As in previous years, the program of activities included the SML International Fair. For three days, the event brought together local students and guest students from all over the world. It showcased some of our partner universities and enabled them to attract SML students for their exchange programs. In line with the international ambiance of SML International Fair, the SML cafeteria served international delicacies.
For more pictures of SML International Week, visit the SML Gallery.
Contact: Maya Gadgil, International Management Institute