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University of St. Gallen Summer School in Empirical Research Methods 2014

Posted By Nicole Zefran, Friday, June 27, 2014

The University of St. Gallen offered 10 scholarship opportunities to PhD students from GBSN member schools in developing countries, to attend its Summer School in Empirical Research Method (SSERM). The SSERM is a new and high-calibre 2-week integrated program teaching methodology for PhD students and postdocs from leading universities all over the world. The SSERM offers an attractive course-based learning atmosphere on different aspects of empirical research. This year, the SSERM offered 19 high-level courses during the first two weeks in June and 2 optional courses outside the June period. Participants can choose from different courses offered as block seminars by international renowned lecturers. After going through a competitive application process, 9 students from four GBSN member schools were selected.

Nnaemeka Okereke, Lagos Business School (Nigeria)

Ebes Esho, Lagos Business School (Nigeria)

Aliya Bushra, Lahore School of Economics (Pakistan)

Mehrukh Salman, Lahore School of Economics (Pakistan)

Saad Shahid, Lahore School of Economics (Pakistan)

Samra Chaudhry, Lahore School of Economics (Pakistan)

Amélie Guyot-Staal, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (South Africa)

Nchimunya Ndiili Kunda, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (South Africa)

Foluso Abioye Akinsola, University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa)

I asked the students to blog about their experience attending SSERM in Switzerland. Click on the links below to read their blogs. 

>> Aliya Bushra Student Blog
>> Amélie Guyot-Staal Student Blog
>> Nchimunya Ndiili Kunda Student Blog
>> Nnaemeka Okereke Student Blog

GBSN would like to thank Dr. Peter Gomez, former President of the University of St. Gallen, for presenting GBSN with the opportunity to provide scholarships to Phd Students from our member schools. Dr. Gomez serves on our Board of Directors and has been a long time supporter of GBSN.

>> For more information on SSERM visit

​Nicole Zefran is the Network Assistant at the Global Business School Network

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