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  1. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is coming to the last home of Adam Smith

    Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. This year, for the first time Panmure House, the last residence of Adam Smith, will serve as a stage for two shows co-produced by Edinburgh Business School.

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  2. First cohort of entrepreneurs move into their new premises

    The Incubator opened by The Duke of York will provide a free and safe harbour for early stage businesses to validate their ideas and identify suitable markets for their products.

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  3. Edinburgh Business School celebrates the success of its graduands

    This week, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh campus will host graduations for over 450 Edinburgh Business School students, who have travelled as far as New Zealand, Uganda, Canada and South Africa to collect their academic degrees.

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  4. by Professor Roy Suddaby

    Major paintings, fine art and tapestries are increasingly a badge of success in corporate offices. But is holding and maintaining expensive art really what shareholders want? Professor Roy Suddaby asks: Why do corporations collect art?

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  5. by Kenny Kemp

    Bob Buchan, Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, shares a selection of his business lessons learned at the sharp end of financing gold and copper mines in the harshest regions of the world. He received an honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt in 2011.

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  6. Global success for two EBS teams

    Edinburgh Business School students in Dubai and Malaysia celebrated a fantastic result in the prestigious AECOM Global Challenge 2018, with both teams coming in the top 10 worldwide.

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  7. For many professional or top level sportspeople finding a job that combines something you love with a promising, rewarding career is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream.

    However, not all sports careers can last forever, the good news is that sport professionals are highly sought after by employers in a number of sectors.

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  8. EBS Seminar attracts business professionals from across Arab World

    On the evening of Tuesday 24th April, crowds of students and alumni gathered at The Nile Ritz-Carlton hotel in Cairo, Egypt, where Dr Barbara Jamieson delivered a seminar on “How Marketing can help build competitive advantage for you and your business in the 21st century”.

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  9. Your journey to St. James's Palace starts here

    Pitch@Palace is coming to Edinburgh on Monday 2nd July, when Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University will host Pitch@Palace On Tour Edinburgh.

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  10. by Neil Kay

    Some of Adam Smith’s ideas have stood the test of time less well than others. He argued in The Wealth of Nations that the English were more handsome than the Scots, but that above them all stood the Irish, with “the most beautiful women perhaps in the British Dominions”.

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Events

  1. Instructor: Professor Betina Hollsetin, University of Bremen)

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  2. A unique opportunity to hear from one of the UK’s foremost business and cultural leaders, Professor Benny Higgins, Chairman of National Galleries of Scotland, in Dubai.

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  3. Have you ever wondered how some companies seem to consistently outperform their counterparts? How do they do this? What do these companies have in common? What actions can we take today to make a difference? These are just some of the questions which we will explore in this one day executive workshop...

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  4. Start your MBA part-time in January 2019 at Edinburgh Business School, the graduate School of Business at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai campus! Don’t miss your chance to apply to start studying in the new year. By signing up to study part-time at our Dubai campus, you can complete your MBA within two years, without having to put your career on hold.

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  5. This meeting of the Entrepreneurship group picks up on its vision and welcomes contributions from across the entrepreneurial spectrum.

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  6. Hear more about our part-time MBA offered on campus in Putrajaya. During the preview, our executive dean, Professor Heather McGregor, will deliver a talk on "The flying manager - from cockpit to commerce", and share her views on how businesses can learn from aviation.

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  7. Hear from our executive dean, as she talks about the ten investments you need to make to future proof your working life.

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  8. The Centre for Networks and Enterprise (CNE) at Edinburgh Business School are hosting a workshop on network analysis.

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  9. Professor Leroy White from the University of Warwick) will deliver a guest talk in the South Pod of EBS, from 14:00-15:30. Please meet in EBS Private Dining Area from 13:30-14:00 for arrival teas & coffees and registration.

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  10. Multimode networks and network evolution. Instructor: Dr James Hollway (Graduate Institute Geneva).

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  11. Find out more about the postgraduate degrees in business that we offer at Edinburgh Business School on Wednesday 21 November at 12pm.

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  12. The Centre for Networks and Enterprise (CNE) at Edinburgh Business School are hosting a workshop on Network Analysis.

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  13. Social network analysis focuses on relationships between or among social entities. This course presents an introduction to advanced concepts, methods, and applications of social network analysis used in the social and behavioural sciences.

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  14. The Centre for Networks and Enterprise (CNE) at Edinburgh Business School are hosting a workshop on Network Analysis.

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  15. Join EBS' senior teaching fellow, Dr Barbara Jamieson, and EBS Southern Africa's regional manager, Melanie Sturmheit, for an evening reception in Nairobi.

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  16. Guest speaker, Kevin Hogan, Fraud Risk Manager at Investec Private Banking, will be speaking about fraud and how to prevent it in the digital age in Sandton, South Africa.

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  17. The African Heads of Mission meeting from 19th – 21st September, will bring together 15 African Ambassadors, plus their trade and education teams from the continents largest economies to Scotland for the first time.

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  18. Edinburgh Business School and Heriot-Watt University Malaysia are delighted to host Professor Benny Higgins, former Chief Executive of Tesco Bank, as he explores the principles of business and art, and explains why aspiring leaders should place great value on both.

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  19. Hear from former Tesco Bank's Chief Executive, Professor Benny Higgins, as he shares his experience of building a bank for its dedicated customer.

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  20. Edinburgh Business School is delighted to host a guest presentation from Professor Paul Jones, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Swansea.

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  21. Confused about money? Concerned about the economy? Join Merryn Somerset Webb at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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  22. In Company Theatre Productions, in association with Kirkcaldy 4 and Edinburgh Business School, are bringing "Adam Smith - The Invisible Hand" to the Edinburgh Fringe from the 11th -26th August.

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  23. We are delighted to invite you to join us for an information session at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University in Malaysia.

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  24. Guest speaker, Dr Craig Robinson, EBS' Director of Teaching and Learning, will be giving a talk on the Southern Africa economy.

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  25. We are pleased to invite you to an information session hosted by EBS Southern Africa in Johannesburg.

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  26. The assessment day is based on recruitment procedures used by large firms. It will be a rigorous, yet rewarding day for attendees.

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  27. We are delighted to invite you to attend The Watt Club alumni dinner in Singapore.

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  28. A fun swimming aid for children, a translation technologies company and a student led social enterprise providing affordable reusable sanitary pads in rural Kenya were named the winners of Pitch@Palace on Tour in Edinburgh.

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  29. Five members of Edinburgh Business School’s (EBS) and the Centre for Networks and Enterprise (CNE) will attend this year’s Sunbelt Conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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  30. Got a question about EBS' programmes? Not sure how to get started? Heriot-Watt University are holding a Postgraduate Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 16 May between 2-4pm.

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  31. Hear from Dr Wardah Mohamad as she shares her advice on delivering a winning presentation and managing stress.

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  32. On the evening, Professor McGregor will present on two topics: social capital and Panmure House.

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  33. We will be opening our doors for an incredible Exploration Weekend with a series of sea themed free family friendly, hands on lab visits, cultural events, exhibitions and lectures, plus the opportunity to learn about our world-class, global research.

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  34. Shai Davidov, Senior Teaching Fellow in Strategic Planning will give a lecture during a two-day conference for the project professionals.

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  35. Got a question about EBS' programmes? Not sure how to get started? Heriot-Watt University are holding a Postgraduate Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 16 May between 2-4pm.

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  36. We would like to invite you to join us at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, to learn more about the MBA programme we offer in Dubai.

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  37. Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, is holding a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) information session lead by Professor Abigail Marks, director of research and doctoral programmes.

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  38. How Marketing Can Help Build Competitive Advantage for You and Your Business in the 21st Century

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  39. We are delighted to welcome a guest speaker, Dr Andrew Parker, at EBS Edinburgh Campus on Wednesday 18 April.

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  40. Join the New York chapter of the Watt Club for breakfast!

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  41. Social capital, whether understood as generalised trust or personal obligation, captures the idea that people's goodwill towards us is an important resource.

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  42. We would like to invite you to join us at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, to hear from Dr Wardah Mohamad as she shares her views on what it takes to be a creative manager.

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  43. The Edinburgh Business School South Africa Alumni Club are pleased to announce that they are holding an interactive evening focussing on Innovation.

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  44. Our Learning Partner B&B University College in Jamaica is holding an Open House MBA information event,

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  45. Session by Executive Development Centre Limited (EDC)

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  46. The QS World MBA Tour event in Dubai is a comprehensive day designed to assist you in finding the right MBA program.

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  47. Do you want to learn how to write a great covering letter when applying for a position?

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  48. A free workshop at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University Dubai

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  49. You will hear more about the School and the online porgrammes we offer, including our flagship MBA programme. You will also have the opportunity to meet our MBA programme director, Ken Brown, and regional manager, Mel Sturmheit.

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