We are pleased to invite you in the 5th Meeting on Statistics which will take place in Aegina Island, Greece, from Friday 6 September to Sunday 8 of September 2019. The meeting will be held at the premises of the Danae Hotel in the beautiful island of Aegina which is only one hour away from Athens.
This is the 5th conference in a series of meetings which was originally motivated by discussions between the Greek and Italian Statistical community. Our intention is to continue the tradition of this series of meetings and extend participation by inviting friends, collaborators and colleagues from the broader statistical community.
Other topics of interest include: graphical models, categorical data analysis, financial modeling, latent variable models, longitudinal data, MCMC methods, marginal models, non-parametric statistics, time-series analysis, biostatistics, Big Data Analytics, High Dimensional Models and Computation, Statistical Process Monitoring, Objective Bayes.
The conference is organised by our partner universities: Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) and University of Pavia (Italy).
Kevin Mac Gabhann is the new elected Executive Director of the HERMES-Universities Network of Dual Degree partners worldwide and the Director of International Relations at the EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg in France.
Kevin Mac Gabhann was born and raised in Dublin. He studied and worked in Ireland, the United States, Japan and France. Kevin obtained a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Strasbourg and holds a Master’s degree in International Business from The Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business (University College Dublin). He began his career in the United States in an international education program based in Denver, Colorado. Kevin Mac Gabhann then worked in Japan for OP-NET (Overseas Preparation Network) whose mission is to prepare future Japanese expatriates to live and work in the United States and Europe.
Since moving to Strasbourg in 2000, he has successively worked for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the European Higher Institute of Management (ISEG), the National School of Administration (ENA) and finally for EM Strasbourg. Since 2006, Kevin is Associate Professor at the Strasbourg School of Management and his research interests include international human resources management, intercultural management, intercultural training and diversity management.
His thesis, on the management of the ethnocultural diversity of patients in a hospital context, was presented in October 2012. He also acts as a consultant in management and intercultural training and has worked locally with multinationals such as Merck-Millipore and Steelcase. He has regularly represented EM Strasbourg in the United States, Mexico, Ireland and Italy.
Tuesday, 2nd of July 2019, the Department of Economic and Business Sciences of the University of Pavia hosted Prof. Kevin Mac Gabhann, Director of International Relations of the Business School of the University of Strasbourg.
The meeting was promoted by Prof. Claudia Tarantola and involved the Professors of the Department: Antonio Majocchi, Alberto Cavaliere, Birgit Hagen, Francesco Velo, and Dr. Andrea Pichelli of the International Relations of University of Pavia. It was discussed the bilateral relations with Strasbourg: starting from the existing double degree in Economics, and those with the Hermes network (Higher Education and Research in Management of European Universities) of which University Pavia is a member since 2000: a strategic alliance of 25 universities in 15 different countries: Prof. Tarantola was elected President of HERMES in June 2018.
Prof. Francesco Svelto, newly elected Rector for the academic year 2019-2025, in office since 1 October, also spoke for a greeting.
The HERMES Network aims to bolster international mobility and Double Degrees among member institutions. At the Innsbruck meeting, a new chairman had to be elected for the academic year 2019-2020: Claudia Tarantola from the University of Pavia was unanimously reelected. Kevin Mac Gabhann from the Business School University of Strasbourg was elected as the new Managing Director of HERMES. The annual meeting continued with the presentation of a new candidate for the HERMES network: The Congquing University. The University was voted in unanimously.
In addition, the Honoraire President HERMES, Hans Tummers, presents the double degree programme model at bachelor level and The Doctoral Seminar which will be held in Strasbourg. Camilla Fiallo, former HERMES student, presents her experience after the double degree experience and the oportunities and advantages the HERMES background brought to her. Emilio Gregori, a professor from Pavia presents the company Synergia – a professional school for data and social sciences consultants.
The next strategic Board Meeting will be held by The Bucharest University of Economic Studies in Romania and the next annual meeting will be held at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is one of the oldest European schools of economics and finance, with a long tradition of excellence in business, science and the humanities. So while looking for a partner to teach its students important fintech and analytics concepts like data visualization, time series and machine learning, it only made sense to look for a younger, tech-savvy business school.
That’s a key reason Ca’ Foscari signed an agreement with the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology that will allow students at the Italian university to enroll in the Financial Analytics master’s program at Stevens.
Ca’ Foscari Rector Michele Bugliesi, also a professor of computer science, visited Hoboken in March to sign the paperwork and tour the campus, including the two high-tech financial analytics labs that comprise the Hanlon Financial Systems Center.
The Financial Analytics program, Dr. Bugliesi said, reflects his school’s interest in improving education and research in areas where economics, finance, technology and analytics overlap. That’s a trend that continues to send shockwaves through the financial services industry, where modeling and quantitative insights are as important as traditional concepts like derivatives and venture capital.
“Stevens is one of the leading institutions in these trends, and of course, it’s located so close to New York City,” Dr. Bugliesi said. “The ties to Wall Street and the job opportunities for students make us very excited about partnering with Stevens.”
Under the agreement, Ca’ Foscari students will earn a master’s degree in either Economics and Finance or Management in Venice, then travel to the United States to complete the master’s in Financial Analytics. Students earn two degrees in two years and, because the Financial Analytics degree is a STEM program, can work on Wall Street or elsewhere after graduation.
The partnership came about from a presentation Dr. Gregory Prastacos, dean of the School of Business, delivered at a recent HERMES conference, where he presented Stevens’ leadership in technology and data analytics as a reason to form partnerships like this one. HERMES is a network of European universities that share research and faculty in management disciplines.
“We’re very excited to partner with Ca’ Foscari to offer a true technology-focused finance degree to students at such a prestigious university,” Dr. Prastacos said. “We hope it is the first of many partnerships with Europe’s premier universities.”
Thursday, the 14th of February 2019, took place The Strategic Board Meeting of HERMES hosted by the University of Economics in Bratislava. The meeting was attended by representatives of following universities: EM Strasbourg, University of Tübingen, University of Alcala, Universita’ Ca’ Foscari Venezia, TU Dresden, University of Pavia, Bucharest University of Economic Studies and University of Hohenheim. Strategic objectives of the organization were discussed on the meeting.
Until today, HERMES is mainly a network offering dual degree Master programs. In order to underline the importance of research, EM Strasbourg Business School in partnership with Technische Universität Dresden, Universität Hohenheim and University of Pavia will organise the Franco-German Doctoral Seminar within HERMES Network at EM Strasbourg, on the 4th and 5th of July, 2019.
Each university will send 4 to 5 doctoral students. The seminar is financed by the Franco-German University.
During the seminar, the students will present the status of their research work and discuss it with the other participants, students and professors alike.
The organizers hope that in the following years, other seminars with different topics will take place in other HERMES universities. By this way, a HERMES Doctoral School would come into existence.
For the program click HERE.
During the Strategic Board Meeting in Bratislava on February 13-14, a new Office Manager of the network has been elected:
Vanesa Mădălina VARGAS is a PhD student at The Business Administration Doctoral School within the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. Her field of research is focused on E-Commerce, and the doctoral thesis is centered on the use of personal data in E-Business and Consumer Protection. She is a graduate of the German section of the Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages and currently completing the studies for the Bachelor of Laws. Vanesa is a former Konrad Adenauer Foundation scholar and in 2016 she obtained a trainer certificate. In 2015 she finished an internship in the Romanian Government, at the Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises in 2015 and held the position of President of the Deva Rotaract Club, where she coordinated several events as a Project Manager.
During last meeting of Hermes Network in June 2018 at Budapest a new President of the network has been elected:
Claudia Tarantola, is associate professor of Statistics at the Department of Economics and Management of University of Pavia. She graduated in “Political Economy” from L. Bocconi University. She obtained her PhD in “Methodological Statistics” from the University of Trento, she defended a thesis on “ Bayesian Model Determination for Discrete Graphical Models”, supervisors Prof G. Consonni and P. Giudici.
She spent part of her PhD program at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Bristol, where she worked under the supervision of prof P.J. Green. She was a post-doc at the Department of Statistics of Athens University of Economics and business under the supervision of Prof. P. Dellaportas. She has taken part in various research programs, both national and international. In particular she acted as a coordinator and principal investigator of the project ” “Multivariate Statistical Analysis for Extreme Value Risk Management in Energy Markets”, financed by ENEL S.P.A.
Her main research interests are: Copula Modelling Bayesian clustering techniques, Bayesian Networks, Bayesian Statistics, Data Science, Graphical Models, Marginal Models, Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, Statistical Models for Financial Risks. She has published in scientific papers in well-known international journal such as: European Journal of Operational research, Expert Systems with application, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, Quantitative Finance.
She served as a referee for various scientific journal including Biometrika, European Journal of Operational Journal of the Royal Statistical Society series B, Journal of Statistical planning and Inference among others.
She is a member of the teaching staff of the PhD program in Economics and Management of Technology (DREAMT)
She was Professor on contract at L Bocconi University course of “Statistics”.
The HERMES Network aims to bolster international mobility and Double Degrees among member institutions. At the Budapest meeting, a new chairman had to be elected for the academic year 2018-20: Claudia Tarantola from the University of Pavia was unanimously voted in. The annual meeting continued with the presentation of two new candidates for the HERMES network: The University of Western Australia and the University of Innsbruck. Both Universities were voted in unanimously.
In addition, new forms of cooperation were also presented: Dean Prastakos presented the Stevens Institute of Technology and possible forms of cooperation (DD) in the field of “Business Intelligence;” Jeremie Kreitz from FTI Paris then outlined a job profile for Business Intelligence, which could lead to a joint degree; Ludwig Kreitz, Secretary General, briefly introduced an additional form of cooperation: the “Global Network for Advanced Management.” This consortium, created by the “Yale School of Management,” has some resemblance with HERMES, offering seminars (“Global Network Weeks”) which could easily be adapted to the HERMES network model; Hans Tuemmers proposed the project of the “Global Executive MBA” – a project where partners could easily cooperate by offering short term courses in their respective universities and Istvan Kollai from Corvinus University explained the auto guide “Peripatos,” an educational audio guide for smartphones which makes outdoor seminars possible. Lastly, Anna Dylag and Piotr Jydanek, the colleagues from the Jagellonian University, discussed the results of the questionnaire concerning Double Degrees.
The next annual meeting will be held at the University of Innsbruck. More information and pictures from the Budapest annual meeting can be found on the website (www.worldeconomy.hu).
Teresa Guidone, 1991, MSc in Entrepreneurship and Finance at Ca’ Foscari University and Fellow Researcher at UCF Campus Treviso is HERMES’ Office Manager since 2017. She is contributing to upgrade the operations of our association, to implement the five-years action plan adopted after the Limerick round. A critical role is played both in the forthcoming Master of Entrepreneurship and the research initiatives at our Institute of Entrepreneurship in Treviso (Italy). As the youngest active officier in HERMES, she is completing the generation spread into the 20-years old association.
Teresa’s contribution to HERMES-Unis started two years ago as President of “PiGrecoT: the Entrepreneurial Club”. The Club made a strong support to HERMES initiative like the FMA Conference in Venice and the AEF-Europe Conference in Treviso.
The Financial Value of Entrepreneurship (by Palgrave 2017) was presented in New York City during the FMA Applied Conference at the St. Johns University. The innovative methodology to estimate the value of entrepreneurial capabilities through T-Ratio benefit from the research effort at our Institute of Entrepreneurship.
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During the last few years, Hermes has developed Double Degree Programs through strong agreements between different Universities. These programs aim at Learn more
Here two new amazing experiences of two of our students in Strasbourg.
In 2016, thanks to Hermes network, I completed my double degree in “Comptabilité-contrôle-finance” at EM Strasbourg Business School and Economics and Business Development at Ca’ Foscari University. Learn more
Marie-Hélène Broihanne is Full Professor of Finance at EM Strasbourg Business School, Strasbourg University.
Her research work focuses both in behavioral finance (individual investors’ behavior) and ethology of human and non-human primates.
HERMES-Universities is a network focusing mainly on education but on research, as well.
Since the Sevilla round (Spain 2014), Entrepreneurship has been chosen as key topic of the joint research effort by the General Meeting of the Member Universities. This choice is coherent with the strategic view of the European Union as reported in the “Entrepreneurship 2020” plan and the Co.SME. program. The Institute of Entrepreneurship (IoE) was created to facilitate and coordinate the research effort. The lands surrounding Ca’ Foscari are considered as one of the inner competitive cluster based on entrepreneurship. This is why Institute of Entrepreneurship has been based in Treviso in a joint venture with the Teofilo Intato Foundation, providing operating and financial support to it. Learn more
Ludwig Kreitz is the Executive Director of the HERMES-Universities Network of Dual Degree partners worldwide and the former Director of International Relations at the EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg in France. He was responsible for the international development and creation of international programs at his home institution. As an Associate professor at the University of Strasbourg, he taught classes on the subject of European Integration for many years to students from all over the world.
At present, he is in charge of the HERMES-Universities Network of 20 universities worldwide. The focus of the rapidly growing network is the development of dual degrees and Masters’ programs in common.
The Second Conference of the Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance – Europe, entitled “Understanding Innovation, Entrepreneurial Ventures and Finance in Europe and the World” will be held in Stuttgart, Germany 16-17 March 2017.
The Conference will be organized be the HERMES-partner University of Hohenheim. Prior to the conference, a Ph.D. Workshop for junior researchers takes place at the University of Hohenheim on 15 March 2017.
You can find the Call for Papers here: Call for Papers
My name is Martina and I have attended my Master Studies at the University of Pavia. I have a passion for economic researching and I have focused my studies on Growth and Environmental Economics. During the first year of master, I was approached by one of my professor with the idea of transforming my master into a Double Degree Programme. It was totally a new concept for me, therefore I understood it as to do “something more than an Erasmus semester”. Well, attend a double degree programme has turned to be much more than that to me!
France has a particular system of higher education with the so called “Grandes Ecoles“, institutions which are not typically part of the university. There are about thirty business schools, including HEC Paris and EM Strasbourg. The highly selective system of recruiting students after “preparatory” classes attracts the best graduates from the French Baccalaureate. In the mid- 90’s, the system and EM Strasbourg – at that time called IECS – were in a crisis for several reasons. Therefore, EM Strasbourg had to find a new strategy and new people in this highly competitive market. With this objective in mind, I was recruited as new director in May, 1995. Although I was not part of the French educational system, I had extensive experience in managing an international business school in Germany. Learn more
News from the last annual meeting that took place in Limerick in June 2016:
For more information, please click here to access the Minutes.
The HERMES network is delighted to announce the second edition of the Think-Pad on Entrepreneurship that will take place from September 5th to 9th 2016 in Treviso, Italy. After the success of last year’s edition, the 2016 HERMES Think-Pad will once again provide the opportunity to gather students who are currently enrolled in a dual degree in one of the HERMES universities.
This will also be the opportunity for students to improve their skills in Entrepreneurship and to get to know students from other HERMES universities. Over one hundred students have been invited to attend. As was the case last year, subsidies will be available for all students to help cover the cost of travel and accommodation.
Our second semester goes from January to the end of April. During this period, we hosted 167 new international students who had the opportunity to try the traditional epiphany cake called “Galette des rois” (King’s cake) during the welcome cocktail.
1. In 17th December，MBA program of School of Business Administration and EMBA program of Western Business School received the accreditation of Chinese Advanced Management Education Accreditation (CAMEA) for a 5-year term.(Picture enclosed)
2. 4 Exchange programs of SBA, SWUFE received the Excellent Bachelor Student Scholarship from China Scholarship Council(CSC),
-Audencia Nantes Bachelor Exchange Program, 2 positions;(New)
-EM-Strasbourg Exchange Program, 4 positions;
-NEOMA Business School Exchange Program, 2 positions;
-Toulouse Business School Exchange Program, 2 positions.
We are glad to welcome our two new partners:
– University of Limerick
– Texas A&M University
During the last annual meeting, these universities have been introduced by:
– Dr Fergal O´Brien: Director of Postgraduate programmes and Lecturer in Finance at Kemmy Business School – Limerick
– Dr Julian Gaspar: Director of Texas A&M University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
The HERMES members voted unanimously in favor of their entrance into the consortium.
We are looking forward to working and cooperating with them!
News from the last annual meeting that took place in Bratislava in June 2015:
– Prof. Guido Mantovani will be President of the consortium for the fifth year
– An H.E.R.M.E.S.-Unis branded Master in Entrepreneurship will be launched soon
– The Think-Pad will become an annual opportunity for H.E.R.M.E.S. students to meet and work together
– A new commission was created: Kevin Mac Gabhann, Luis Rivera Galicia and Hans Peter Burghof have been appointed as deputies
– The entrance of two members has been voted unanimously: University of Limerick and Texas A&M University
– A lot of new challenges and projects will characterize the next months for H.E.R.M.E.S. …follow us!
– The next HERMES annual meeting will take place in Limerick on June 3rd 2016.
REPRESENTATIVES FROM KOREAN ATUS CORPORATION VISIT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
On 11th Sept. 2015, Representatives from Korean ATUS Corporation, Mr. Han Byeol Jeong and Ms. Hee Young Suh visited the School of Business Administration (SBA), Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE). Dr. Shilei Yang, Associate Dean of SBA, Dr. Mingfeng Tang, Director of International Affairs Office and Sino-France Innovation Center, Mr. Zhu Jing, Director of Bi-lingual Programme of SBA, Mr. Zhang Zhaohui, Officer of Enrollment office, College of International Education participated in the meeting which was held on Guanghua Campus. The representatives from both parties discussed the enrollment of Korean degree-students, and the plan of expanding enrollment next year.
“Integrated Rating” aims to find out new techniques to rate the merit of credit inside a Basel framework. The project is managed by Ca’ Foscari Foundation and supervised by Prof. Guido Mantovani.
H.E.R.M.E.S.-Universities Network contributes to the international extensions of the project.
An important team of partners supports this project along with the Ca’ Foscari University: the Treviso Chamber of Commerce, Treviso BCC (i.e. local small banks) Foundation, the local industry associations. All of them participate to the Coordination Committee.
The first H.E.R.M.E.S.-Unis Think-Pad about entrepreneurship took place in the Treviso Campus of the Ca’ Foscari University on June 17th-20th, 2015.
The event is the preview of the forthcoming Master in Entrepreneurship that the HERMES-Unis Network Annual Meeting in Bratislava decided to launch.
All the students enrolled in a double degree within the H.E.R.M.E.S. network Universities (more than 100, this year!) have been invited to attend this event in Treviso. Fifteen were selected but only thirteen of them decided to participate: ten students from Hohenheim, two students from Ca’ Foscari and one student from Strasbourg.
The program was very intensive: after the participants’ welcome, an Italian happy hour with the deputy-Major of the City of Treviso, Prof. Luciano Franchin, two days of lectures, speeches and visits.
The H.E.R.M.E.S.-Universities Network has been appointed by the “Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics” (AoBF&E) as European Partner for the creation of the “Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance” in Europe.
The aim of the Academy is to offer an innovative platform in which academics, professionals and government officials can introduce their works regarding the entrepreneurial and small business finance.
The purpose of the agreement consists in promoting the activities of the “Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance” all around Europe, and coordinate them with those managed by the Institute of Entrepreneurship in Treviso.
In the week between the 17th and the 20th of February 2015, Professor Kai-Ingo Voigt (Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) held a course on the topic of Technology and Innovation Management at FAU´s partner university, Universidad de Alcalá. The course already takes place annually since over five years. We are very glad to have received, once again, a highly positive resonance from the Alcalá students!
As well, in order to strengthen the cooperation between the Friedrich-Alexander University and the Università Cà Foscari di Venezia, Professor Voigt organized an MBA course together with Cà Foscari at the end of January this year. The students enrolled in the MBA program “International Leadership and Finance” of the FAU attended an intensive marketing course at the Venetian university. We are thankful to our partners from Venice for the compelling lectures and for the wonderful organization!
SCRIBE 21 is a Consortium of five universities from Europe and Australia coordinated by EM Strasbourg Business School. The Consortium is funded through a grant from the European Commission’s Industrialised Countries Instrument – Education Cooperation Programme (ICI-ECP) and by the Australian Government.
The HERMES members will gather this year during the HERMES annual meeting that will take place on June 5th 2015. The University of Economics in Bratislava, member of the HERMES network since 2013, will host this meeting. We would like thank the University of Economics in Bratislava for the organization of the meeting.
The program of this meeting includes some of the following topics:
– The HERMES certificate.
– The HERMES website.
– The HERMES Think-Pad in Treviso for Double Degree students.
– The new HERMES members will be voted.
– The new HERMES projects in terms of research.
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