Wednesday, 29 January 2014

ICIER Summer School Programme for the students of University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
in Association with IFIM Business School.
14-28 September 2013


ICIER (formerly known as ICER) is a professional network of internationally reputed researchers and consultants engaged in the development of entrepreneurial individuals and organizations through research, consultancy and training in innovation, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial management. It was first initiated as International Consortium for Entrepreneurship Research (ICER) by the Milano-Bicocca University, Italy, in partnership with four prestigious academic institutions from BRIC Countries with the funding support from Fondazione Cariplo, Italy. The partner institutions for the original research project were: (1) Milano-Bicocca University, Italy; (2) Instituto de Economia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil; (3) Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS), Russia; (4) Fudan School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; and (5) Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India.

ICIER provides top-quality professional services in Research, Teaching, Training, Consulting, Research-Mentoring, Publications, Business-Incubation, Seminars, Workshops and Conference to Individuals, Small and Medium Enterprises, Start-ups, Corporate Organizations and Academic Institutions. These activities will be conducted in collaboration with an international network of professionals, institutions and enterprises, who will be co-opted as associate members under the   guidance of the International Advisory Council consisting of the following members.
1.    Prof. Fabio Corno, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
2.    Prof. Renata Lebre La Rovere, Instituto de Economia (UFRJ), Brazil
3.    Prof. Elena Pereverzeva, Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS), Russia
4.    Prof. Youzhen Zhao, Fudan University, China
5.    Prof. Mathew J Manimala, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

IFIM Business School, Bangalore (The Institute of Finance and International Management) founded in 1995 with its first batch of students graduating in 1997, finds its place among the Top 15 of the 500+ Business Schools that were started post 1990 in the private sector. Students from across the country come to IFIM to become business-ready managers, trained to compete with the best in the industry. IFIM helps them get equipped with the right knowledge and skill to launch themselves into successful careers.

RESIDENTIAL CAMPUS: Woodstock Ambience
Accommodation for the visiting students and their faculty advisors were  arranged at Woodstock Ambience, a campus style residential complex. The rooms are air conditioned and with attached bath. The students are housed in twin sharing rooms and the faculty in single rooms. The complex has many common facilities such as Launderette, Pantry facility, Microwave ovens, RO drinking water dispensers, Ironing boxes and boards, Transport shuttles, Swimming pool, Cafeteria, Cyber CafĂ©, Gymnasium and many others.

University of Milano-Bicocca

The University of Milano-Bicocca was established on June 10, 1998, to serve students from Northern Italy and relieve some of the pressure on the over-crowded University of Milan. Groups of professors and researchers chose to come and participate in the enterprise. They were driven by their enthusiasm for the new, and by the chance to broaden academic horizons without having their work undermined by traditional methods of education. From the start, this very fertile climate became a unique training ground, which offered something new even in the most traditional disciplines.
The University stands in an area on the northern edge of Milan, which was occupied by the Pirelli industrial complex until the late 1980s. This area is now the location of the biggest urban renewal project carried out in Milan since the end of the Second World War. The world-renowned architect, Vittorio Gregotti has transformed the ex-industrial area and its warehouses into a new district, which includes our Athenaeum, research laboratories and student residence halls; Hangar Bicocca, the contemporary art museum; the Italian National Research Council(CNR), multinational company offices and the new headquarters of the Pirelli Group.
The name Bicocca derives from the historic Villa Bicocca degli Arcimboldi (located at no. 202, Viale Sarca),  a mid-15th century rural residence of the Arcimboldi family, which now belongs to a financial holding company. In the heart of the Bicocca neighborhood, University buildings are characterized by red walls and white window shutters: the main complex facing the squares Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo and Piazza della Scienza was developed from two pre-existing Pirelli warehouses.
In this cityscape the University of Milano—Bicocca arose and hundreds of lecturers have contributed their talents and brought international networks and research groups. This synergy makes the University a laboratory where tradition and modernity are combined to ensure an innovative future. 

The fifteen day programme had a variety of activities such as Academic programmes, Industry/NGO/Hospital/Court/Institution/ Museum visits, Sightseeing tours and Cultural programmes.

For more details log on to the blog which is created by the Students of Milano Bicocca University

Heritage Tour on 21st and 22nd September

The heritage tour was conducted on 21st and 22nd September 2013 (Saturday and Sunday). The tour started  from Woodstock at 7:30 am. The first leg of the tour was to Mysore, the cultural capital of Karnataka. Breakfast was served en route. Accommodation and dinner on 21st September  were  arranged at Hotel Viceroy Comforts in Mysore. The next day after the breakfast from the hotel, the group departed to Belur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola at 8:00 am and reached Bangalore at 10 PM.