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British Embassy Athens hosts continuing professional development workshop

The workshop was run by Durham University Business School in Greece in association with Greek educational consultancy BCED

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The British Embassy in Athens has hosted a workshop on innovative customer and supplier integration. The event took place on 12 April 2013 and was attended by Durham University Business School alumni, corporate partners and prospective students. The workshop, which also involved Greek educational consultancy BCED, educational advisor to Durham Business School in Greece, was an excellent opportunity for the participants to explore the benefits of continuing professional development and to get to know the business programmes offered by Durham University

Opening the event the British Ambassador, Mr John Kittmer, said:

This partnership - between the well known business school of Durham University and BCED - is a good example of a transnational partnership. And this workshop is a great example of how UK universities now operate overseas.

It shows how UK universities with international partners are promoting their international presence and strategies, by investing in life-long learning and providing continuing support for their graduates. It’s an example of a UK university that is seeking both to attract new graduates and to retain the support of their existing alumni, while also giving something back in the form of continuing development.

In his address Dr Christos Tsinopoulos, Senior Lecturer in Durham University said:

It was great to be welcomed by the British Embassy in Athens and to be given the opportunity to discuss some of our current work on innovation and supply chain management. Events such as this one provide an excellent opportunity to introduce and discuss current management thinking and to explore the practical implications and impact of research ideas with both corporate partners and our past students. Such thinking and ideas feed both Durham’s research and our executive education programmes.

Britain’s higher education is globally recognised for its excellence in teaching and in research and development. Through their close links to business, higher education institutes significantly contribute to Britain’s economic success and prosperity. The British Government actively supports the development of a wide range of education programmes offered to international students both in the UK and abroad.

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Published 17 April 2013