Professor Katie Truss invited a group from Dijon University to visit the Kent Business School, University of Kent as part of a wider study visit to the UK.
A group of 25 Masters in Human Resource Management students from the University of Dijon, accompanied by their Dean, Professor Samuel Mercier and other academic staff, visited the University of Kent’s Medway campus on 28th June 2011 as part of a study tour of the UK.
The visit forms part of a longer term collaboration between the two universities; Professor Katie Truss undertook an Erasmus teaching visit to Dijon in May of this year, and further exchanges and visits are planned when the University launches its MSc in Human Resource Management programme in 2012.
The group listened to a presentation by Dr Gilman, Simon Raby and James Turpin of the Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth (ECG) on comparative data they had gathered within the Centre looking at the support provided to SMEs in France and the UK. They then debated the institutional and cultural factors involved.
After the workshop, the University of Kent arranged for the group to visit the nearby offices of BAE Systems, where they listened to a presentation from BAE staff about their current HRM challenges and looked at their flight simulator.