This guiding principle has accompanied SIBE for many years. Because in an increasingly global economy, thinking and acting beyond one’s own national borders is not only useful, but also crucial, in order to act successfully and innovatively in the market. Internationality is therefore an essential component of all study programs at SIBE.
In addition, the establishment and expansion of an international network of renowned cooperation partners is a central goal of the school, as this is the only way to ensure first-hand expertise and state-of-the-art knowledge. On the following pages, you will find an overview of the countries in which SIBE currently maintains cooperations. A network that benefits students, alumni and companies alike.
- Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia
- Universidade Católica de Brasília
- Universidade Estadual Paulista
- Instituto Euvaldo Lodi
- Faculdade da Indústria
- Universidade Católica de Santos
- Universidade Vila Velha
- Post University
- University of Bern
- Isfahan Science and Technology Town
- Lomonossov University
- Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
- SAMVIT School of Executive Education
- Tsinghua University
- Tsinghua University
- Tongji University
- Heriot-Watt University
With the University of Bern, an established university was chosen as a partner of SIBE. It is represented in international rankings and provides access to higher education to people with work experience via a ‘passerelle’. In the Shanghai ranking of the world’s top 500 institutions of higher education, the University of Bern ranks 151st, and 57th among the European top 100 institutions (see www.sbf.admin.ch; as of July 4, 2011).
It was founded in 1934 and celebrated its 175 anniversary in 2009. The University of Bern, whose roots go back to the 16th century, is one of the ten Swiss universities. The so-called full university has 8 faculties and 160 institutes; with 14,300 students, it is one of the medium-sized Swiss universities. This institution of higher education is characterized by an attractive social, economic and political environment connected to the university, and it also participates in numerous European and global research projects.
One of the 160 institutes of the University of Bern is the Institute for Marketing and Management (IMU). The IMU offers a range of courses to the highest standards and is distinguished by international top performance in selected areas. The institute fits well with SIBE in terms of its scientific approach, as the IMU also considers a high proportion of practical work to be very important. In the lectures, tried-and-tested approaches are presented from various industries and the implementation of marketing concepts and strategies is discussed (among other things within the framework of practical lectures)
The Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia is a private non-profit institution based in the center of São Paulo, Brazil. The main goal is to promote technical-scientific education and technical research and development in order to train highly qualified graduates who can later influence Brazil’s socio-economic development.
The Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia was founded on December 11, 1961 and maintains the following facilities: the Centro Universitario (institution of higher education for undergraduate and graduate studies) as well as technical services and a test center.
The Business School and the Continuous Education Center of the Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia are located on the campus in São Paulo. The Faculties of Engineering are located on the São Caetano do Sul campus. The Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia has more than 400 lecturers and teachers, more than 65% of whom hold a PhD or Master’s degree.
The partner university UCB – Universidade Católica de Brasília (Catholic University of Brasilia) is located in Brazil’s capital Brasilia. As early as 1972, the foundations were laid for today’s university and the first faculties were founded. In 1994, they were recognized as a university by the Brazilian Ministry of Economy and Sport. The urban development in the new Brazilian capital in particular has opened up new opportunities for this university.
With its many years of experience, the Universidade Católica de Brasília is now one of the largest and most prestigious private universities in Brazil. It is maintained by the Catholic archdiocese in Brasilia. It currently employs more than 850 lecturers and offers study places for more than 19,000 students.
The mission of the Universidade Católica de Brasília is to act collaboratively and effectively for the development of individuals and society, supported by the establishment of a knowledge community, quality and Christian ethical values.
The Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) is a state university in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It was created when several research institutions and smaller universities were merged in 1976. Its high level of education is confirmed by the considerable number of recent graduates who are integrated into the labor market and its leading position among Brazilian institutions of higher education. UNESP is a prestigious institution with experienced academic teaching staff, fully accredited study programs and a strong research focus.
The IEL, Instituto Euvaldo Lodi is affiliated to the CNI and, together with SENAI and SESI (Serviço Social da Indústria), the outreach service for industry, forms what is known as the industrial system. This network is designed to generate synergy effects in industry throughout the country in the areas of vocational training, corporate further education, social responsibility, technological innovation and internationality.
IEL was founded in 1969 by the entrepreneur and politician of the same name, Euvaldo Lodi, with the intention of strengthening and consolidating the relationship between entrepreneurs and universities. Euvaldo Lodi himself was an entrepreneur and politician and later the first president of the CNI in Brazil. The innovative concept proposed at the time was based on interaction between universities and industry with the intention of promoting economic development adapted to the challenges of the modern world.
Today, IEL mainly specializes in professional further education in companies and is represented in all 27 states of Brazil. In total, there are 103 independent service offices nationwide, which also serve as what are known as antennas, allowing IEL to satisfy the needs of companies in the various regions. To achieve its goals, IEL promotes interaction between companies and institutions that generate knowledge and new technologies. In its work, IEL takes regional specificities into account and offers its member companies further in-service education, consulting and strategic information.
IEL has cooperated with SIBE since the start of 2012 and places its focus on executive education.
The Faculdades da Indústria (FDI) were founded by the industry association in Paraná FIEP, i.e. the social association SESI, the vocational training association SENAI and the further education organization of the industry association IEL. The participants and students thus have a strong link to practice and direct access to the experience of industry in the economically strong state of Paraná. The university has set itself the goal of training future managers and supporting industry through education and qualified personnel.
The sites are located in various cities in Paraná with headquarters in Curitiba. Paraná is an economically strong federal state in southern Brazil, where a renowned mechanical engineering and automotive industry has established itself, as well as a strong agricultural industry.
The Universidade Católica de Santos (UniSantos) is located in the major Brazilian port city of Santos directly on the Atlantic Ocean. The University was founded in 1951 with the aim of providing a high quality higher education with close links to the Catholic Church. Research and teaching focus on the areas: environment, logistics and energy.
The campus of UniSantos is divided into three locations in Santos and one location in São Sebastião. Santos itself is located in the Baixada Santista metropolitan region in the state of São Paulo. The port of Santos is the largest port in Latin America in terms of cargo handling. Many international companies, such as ThyssenKrupp, Hapag-Lloyd and Petrobras, have branches in the greater São Paulo area, to which Santos also belongs.
With the IPECI (Instituto de Pesquisas Científicas e Tecnológicas), UniSantos has a renowned research institute with over 20 years of experience and expertise and over 100 laboratories. The IPECI conducts research in fields such as biotechnology, environmental technology, logistics and energy technologies.
With almost 7,000 students in 34 undergraduate programs, 40 MBA programs and 4 Master’s programs, UniSantos also has a very broad teaching structure.
UniSantos has renowned management programs, for example in the area of port management, environmental management or management in the energy sector. It also has access to a network of over 560 partners in the public and private sectors (e.g. Petrobras).
The Universidade Vila Velha (UVV) is the oldest and, with more than 13,000 enrolled students, the largest private institution of higher education in the state of Espírito Santo. It was founded in 1974 with the mission of generating, creating access to and disseminating knowledge, especially for future managers who know how to work in an interdisciplinary manner and in a global environment in the fields of innovation, social affairs, politics and business.
Post University was founded in 1890. Since then it has been supporting its students in pursuing knowledge, competence and experience for successful professional lives and careers in their field of studies.
Aside from Internet- based programs, Post University maintains a Campus in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA where it offers on-ground studies and courses alongside the full spectrum of U.S. American College and University life. Student-athletes, e.g., can choose from among 18 competitive NCAA Division II sports, and intercollegiate equestrian teams. Post University also competes in the Collegiate Sprint Football League along with Army, Navy, Cornell, and Princeton, among others.
Post University and The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business are accredited through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Post University’s Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, named for former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, focuses on the qualities that helped Baldrige achieve success, first in the business world and then in the White House: Innovation, Quality, Integrity, and Leadership.
Representing the Baldrige principles in every program, course and professor, The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business gives students the foresight to anticipate the world’s needs, and the tools to put that foresight into action.
Through modern and relevant programs taught by professors who know business from the boardroom – not just a book – students enjoy a rich and relevant learning experience. More than just practice and policy, The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business teaches ethics and experience, showing what it takes to succeed in the business world with integrity, and how to adapt to tomorrow’s world with confidence.
- All degree programs in The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
- Click here to see Post University’s rankings and awards.
- The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business is SIBE’s collaboration partner in the double degree program M.A./MBA (USA)
The Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) in Isfahan, Iran, is a pioneering organization linking science parks and incubators. The ISTT creates an environment in which different elements such as research centers, production and service companies and research and development units of government organizations and/or industrial companies can work together. ISST started its official business activities in 2000 and includes science parks, pre-incubators and incubators.
ISTT’s mission is to promote knowledge-based economic development by supporting innovative enterprises, promoting an entrepreneurial culture, establishing science and technology parks and incubators, as well as knowledge transfer between universities, research institutions, companies and the market. It is also an objective to encourage industry to invest in knowledge, development and commercialization to strengthen the interfaces between science, research institutions and industry and to attract international companies for joint ventures with local companies.
Lomonossov University was founded in 1755. Currently, 40,000 students are studying at MSU, with 2,000 students added per year. These are taught by 2,500 specialists with the academic degree of Dr. habil., almost 6,000 doctors of science, around 1,000 professors and 2,000 lecturers and senior lecturers. The MSU campus covers 1 million square meters and houses the various faculties, institutes and administrative facilities. Lomonossov University offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, specialist training and doctoral programs.
The Symbiosis Institute for Business Management in Pune is a business school in India known for its contribution to science, high quality management programs and collaboration with industry. Founded in 1978, SIBM Pune offers MBA programs with focus on marketing, finance, operations and human resources, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as executive graduate courses that are also tailored to industry needs and/or function as business programs.
SAMVIT School of Executive Education is the Indian associate for Steinbeis University, Berlin.
SAMVIT started its journey in a very niche & specialised stream of education programmes pertaining to the Construction Industry through the launch of its flagship Institution Samvit School of Infrastructure Business. It offers two years full time program, Undergraduate Degree Program and Part time programs for creating talent for the construction Industry.
In 2012, SAMVIT established itself strongly in the Executive Education domain through the launch of industry relevant and industry recommended short term, part time and management development programmes.
SAMVIT has been conceptualised and established by Dr. Arun Mudbidri, Former Director of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM). He holds a Doctorate in Management Science, graduate degree in Law and Masters in Human Resource and has a rich experience of 33 years in academia. SAMVIT’ s academic programmes are designed in full consultation with industry experts, so that the students are taught not only theory but also relevant applied knowledge.
Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, has existed since 1925. Since 1978, the university has been internationally accessible and has diversified within the framework of the faculties with various scientific disciplines such as engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics and management sciences. There are currently about 26,000 students enrolled, half of whom are working towards their first degree and half towards a graduate degree. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua University is an important research institution that trains and promotes upwardly mobile candidates.
In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/2017, the university ranked 35th among all universities worldwide and 2nd among Chinese universities. In the QS World Universities Ranking, it achieved 24th place worldwide in the same period.
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) is an academic educational institution with four campus locations in Beijing and five educational centers outside the capital. UCAS has implemented a two-tiered educational system in which courses are held on the Beijing campus and research activities are conducted primarily in the various CAS institutes (Chinese Academy of Science). There are currently more than 40,000 students, 50% of whom are doctoral candidates.
UCAS not only focuses on cultivating students’ solid knowledge and research skills, but also promotes a scientific spirit of specific and innovative personalities through a realistic and pragmatic approach to science. In this way, the aim is to develop the students’ sense of responsibility.
Tongji University is one of the leading universities directly under the State Ministry of Education in China. It offers degree programs both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The university has School of Sciences, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, School of Civil Engineering , Mechanical School, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Material Science and Engineering, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, School of Traffic and Transportation, Medical School, School of Liberal Arts and Law, School of Foreign Languages, School of Economics and Management?School of Software Engineering?school of Ocean and Earth Science. In addition, there are Institute of Further Education, Institute of Higher Technology, Institute of Vocational and Technical Education, Institute of E-Education, Women’s College, Institute of Automobile Marketing and Sino-German Institute which is authorized by Chinese and German governments to run postgraduate courses. There are also six university hospitals located in different campuses.
The university now registers over 50,000 students at all levels from certificate and diploma courses to Bachelors Degrees, Masters, PhD programs and post doctoral attachments. There are over 4200 academic staff for teaching and/or research, among whom there are 6 Members of Chinese Academy of Science, 7 Members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, over 710 professors and 1500 associate professors. The university offers diverse courses in its 82 Bachelors Degrees, 218 Masters, 94 PhD programs and 16 post doctoral mobile stations. As one of the state leading centers for scientific research, the university has 22 state key laboratories and engineering research centers.
The history of Tongji University can be traced back to 1907 when Tongji German Medical School was founded by Erich Paulun, a German doctor in Shanghai. The name Tongji suggests cooperating by riding the same boat. The school was expanded to include engineering in its programs and got its new name as Tongji Medical and Engineering School in 1912. It was formally established as a university in 1923 and was renamed as National Tongji University in 1927. During the Anti-Japanese War (1937 -1945), the university campus was moved from Shanghai first to Zhejiang Province, then to Jiangxi Province and Yunnan Province and later to Sichuan Province. It was eventually moved back to Shanghai in 1946. It then grew to be a comprehensive university which offered programs in science, engineering, medicine, arts and law. The university became known both at home and abroad soon. Following a nationwide campaign of reorganizing schools and departments between universities in 1952, Tongji University became a university with strength in engineering, esp. in civil engineering. Authorized by the state central government, the university restored its relationship with Germany in 1978. Professor Li Guohao, president of the university and a member of the China Science Academy, launched two transforms, that is, transform from a university with strength in civil engineering to a comprehensive university with strength in engineering; and transform from a university well-known in China to an international university known to the world. Since then the university gradually developed to be a comprehensive university strong in engineering which also offered programs in science, economics, management, arts and law. As a university which had established a reputation for its research, Tongji became one of the first group of universities which were authorized by the China State Council to establish its Graduate School. As one of the leading universities, it was successful in its application for the 211 Program which provided universities with substantial government fund. In 1995 the university became one to be jointly built by the State Education Commission and the Shanghai Municipal Government. In 1996 the university merged with Shanghai Institute of Urban Construction and Shanghai Institute of Building Materials. The merger was hailed by the State Council as Tongji Model in the system reform of higher institutions in China. In April 2000, the expanded Tongji merged again with Shanghai Railway University. Now Tongji University has become a comprehensive university which offers a wide range of programs in sciences, engineering, medicine, arts, law, economics and management.
Edinburgh Business School is the graduate school of business of Heriot Watt University. The Business School has built its reputation on a strong record of achievement by students, alumni and faculty of Heriot-Watt University. Our programmes are written by an international faculty, many of whom are acknowledged leaders in their respective fields. Our uniquely flexible approach was pioneered by the School’s founder, Professor Keith Lumsden, and has been key to our success. The School’s reputation among the world’s most forward thinking businesses, organisations and government departments has attracted students from more than 165 countries.
Heriot-Watt University has been at the forefront of learning for almost 200 years. Established as a school for engineers, the name commemorates two giants of Scottish business and engineering: George Heriot, financier to King James VI; and James Watt, the pioneer of steam power and one of the leading lights in the industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. The world’s first technical institute and one of the first universities in the UK to be awarded a
Royal Charter, Heriot-Watt University quickly established a reputation for world class teaching and leading-edge research. It remains a hotbed of scientific, engineering, technological and business talent. From its location on the green edge of Scotland’s capital city, to its modern campuses in Dubai and Malaysia, Heriot-Watt University’s programmes lead the way in areas as varied as energy, the environment and climate change, risk and modelling, infrastructure and transport, and the interface between life and physical sciences. It is ranked in the top 4% of universities worldwide.