The Irish Institute of Digital Business closes partnership with TU Collins College of Business
Collins College of Business at The University of Tulsa (TU) and the Irish Institute of Digital Business (IIDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote research-focused cooperation and exchanges between their faculty, administrative staff, departments and research institutions.
This agreement, which covers an initial five years, sets the groundwork for a collaborative relationship between the Collins College of Business and the IIDB via the creation of dotLAB Midwest at TU. This will be the first dotLAB network member in North America, while other members are in Brazil, France, Italy and Slovenia.
SEVERE Erasmus Student Conference on Social Enterprise: Nobel Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, gives Keynote Address
IIDB’s Peter Robbins and PI for SEVERE in Ireland organised the Erasmus Student Conference on Social Enterprise this year.
SEVERE is a new Erasmus+ project funded by the EU in 2020. SEVERE emphasises the use of international teams, from different disciplinary backgrounds, working across geographies but using technology to enhance their collective impact on wicked problems in Europe.
DCU hosted the SEVERE conference in September. It brought together 10 students from Montpelier, Barcelona, Florence, Porto and Glasgow as well as 10 from DCU. Add in 3 faculty members from each partner university and we welcomed around 75 people to the Business school for the week.
DCU President, Daire Keogh welcomed delegates and the highlight of the week was undoubtedly the Keynote Address, given by Nobel Laureate – Muhammad Yunus. But the conference also had contributions from exciting social enterprises and NGOs from all over Europe.