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SHU, Luxembourg features on IDCN Partner Summer Newsletter June, 2021

Sacred Heart University, Luxembourg is proud to be featured on IDCN (International Career Dual Network) Partner Newsletter June, 2021 as their new corporate member. To support the vision of life long learning aimed by both the organizations, an article by our EMBA Student Johanna Sorrentino has been published.

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Martha J. Crawford in Forbes

Martha J. Crawford in Fortune, Forbes & Entrepreneur

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FAIRFIELD/WESTCHESTER | BUSINESS LEADERS
SHAPING TOMORROW’S TECH AND BUSINESS LEADERS

Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business & Technology is pioneering the powerful convergence of business and technology education.

Martha J. Crawford
Dean Crawford at Sacred Heart University West Campus, the former GE headquarters.
It’s a recurring theme: By the time other schools are noticing industry trends, Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) has already implemented them into the curriculum. One such trend is the inevitable junction of business and technology — a global movement for which WCBT is leading the charge.
“We’ve merged our faculties of computer science, engineering, and all facer of business into one school so that students can interact on diverse teams and are prepared for the rapid and continuous intersection of these industries,” says Dean Martha Crawford, Ph.D., who joined WCBT in August 2019 after a three-year stint at Harvard Business School and a 20-year career as a chief technology officer for leading technology companies in France.
Housed in the former GE global headquarters, WCBT’s state-of-the-art learning labs, active-learning cohorts, and startup incubators immerse students in real-world environments that foster organic growth. From day one, WCBT students are ingrained with an entrepreneurial mindset, a strategy Crawford says future-proofs students for industry evolutions that will inevitably occur throughout their careers.
“For students to cope and thrive in a rapidly changing wodd, they need to have the entrepreneurial ability to navigate complex challenges and a critical thinking toolkit to face never-before-seen ethical issues,” says Crawford.
With the rise of cyber hacking, fake news, and AI integration, tomorrow’s leaders must be wired with a strong ethical reasoning framework.

“As Catholic university, our mission is values-based. Our diverse faculty shares a common commitment to teaching business as a vector for positive social impact. We teach students to pay attention to not just shareholders, but all stakeholders — the suppliers, distributors, and society at large that will be impacted by business decisions,” says Crawford.
This ethical foundation is a university-wide orientation that was tested — and that prevailed — during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the first hints of the virus began circulating, Sacred Heart University was among the nation’s first institutions, and the first in Connecticut, to transition online in early March 2020.
“We saw the COVID hurricane coming and took immediate action to protect our community. Our senior leadership team unanimously voted to go online, and we started the next day,” says Crawford. To pull that off, the university relied on its own entrepreneurial flexibility to pivot and pioneer the road not yet traveled. “It was difficult for a few weeks, but everybody was on board,” says Crawford.
“By fall semester, our SHUFlex system allowed us to safely bring students back to campus for in-person dasses: she continues. “Thaes what I love about Sacred Heart University. We are entrepreneurial and agile. We go out of our way to meta¬phorically hold the door open for others. We don’t just teach our values; we live them.”

Globally Minded

Since 1991, Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business & Technology has operated an MBA campus in Luxembourg. The digital integration of the campus provides all students invaluable international perspectives and networking opportunities. The Luxembourg campus is pioneering the integration of B-Corp and sustainability initiatives into the curriculum and offers unique executive education programs. Sacred Heart University also operates a campus in Dingle, Ireland.

Bastien Berg

SHULU MBA alumni Bastien Berg is the new Head of the Luxembourg-City Incubator

On April 1, 2021, Bastien BERG, 36, took up his duties as the new manager of the Luxembourg-City Incubator. Holder of an MBA from Sacred Heart University Luxembourg and a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from the Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE) in Switzerland, Bastien joined the House of Startups in 2018 as Community & Operations Manager after five years of experience in the international hotel industry.

“Since his arrival in 2018, Bastien has contributed enormously to the development and success of the House of Startups. He will put his excellent knowledge of the Luxembourg entrepreneurial and startup network and his entrepreneurial experience for the benefit of startups hosted in the Luxembourg-City Incubator that he will support in their development,” says House of Startups CEO Philippe Linster.

Launched in June 2018 by the Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the City of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg-City Incubator is hosted by the House of Startups to offer advice, training and accomodation solutions to innovative start-ups in the sectors of commerce, the environment, logistics, tourism and construction/town planning.

Agefi Infrachain SHULU February 2021

SHULU & Infrachain in Agefi February 2021

Agefi Luxembourg has just published an article about the partnership between Infrachain and SHULU.

Two key players in the Luxembourg business environment join forces to advance the competitive standard for Blockchain in Luxembourg.

Sacred Heart University Luxembourg (SHULU) and Infrachain will pioneer a new partnership in Blockchain education in Luxembourg this spring. The agreement will inform the development of
SHULU’s “Blockchain, Big Data and Cryptocurrencies” course, consisting of 12 evening sessions, which will begin in May.

The university’s Blockchain classes will provide Luxembourg’s business students with a hands-on introduction to Blockchain, distributed ledger and cryptocurrencies. Infrachain, a non-profit organization on Blockchain, will forward toward its goal to develop Blockchain in Luxembourg by promoting the course with its members and assisting with the recruitment of industry experts to serve as trainers and speakers in the program, together with the SHULU Professors.

“We are excited to support the development of Blockchain education in Luxembourg through this partnership. We aim to develop this further with our partners within the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab” said Fabrice Croiseaux, chairman of Infrachain. The aim of the venture is to ensure an international competitive standard for the industry’s actors within Luxembourg.

“SHULU is proud to continue developing its partnerships with local stakeholders to develop education and bridging it to the much-needed industries.” said Antoine Rech, Head of Campus.

Follow this link to find all informations about our Blockchain Course.

Capstone Corporate Awards SHU

CHAMP Cargosystems partnering with Sacred Heart University to guide the next generation of visionaries

Welcoming new entries into the world of information, data technologies, and logistics is as important as adopting new technologies. In 2019, CHAMP Cargosystems established a partnership with Sacred Heart University (SHU) Luxembourg. This was in support of CHAMP’s Corporate Social Responsibility objective for education – as part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on quality education. The Capstone Project that was launched provided an opportunity to five MBA students in the role of dedicated consultants to work in close collaboration with CHAMP. This resulted in a 3-months long project during which the team leveraged the Internet of Thing (IoT) technology to enable future door-to-door tracking services for the air cargo industry.

UN Goal 4: Quality Education

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals cover a wide spectrum of topics, including health, energy, and poverty. Most notably, education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Over the past decade, major progress was made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels. Considering this, CHAMP is glad to support young talents to support education, as well as to establish partnerships with educational institutions for work on shared goals such as Economic Development, Training, and more.

Innovation Projects

The starting focus point of our partnership with SHU was around in-flight horse monitoring. As many of you may have seen – in 2019 we launch a project developed in partnership with Arioneo, which provides the sensor for monitoring vital signs in-flight. The study is run in association with the Animal Transportation Association, who in parallel, runs a year-long scientific study on the impact of the transportation on horses’ health with the University of Bari (Italy). As the future product takes shape, it was a great opportunity to get students involved in a real business plan development supporting education beyond the commercial product.

“Partnering with SHU and getting a group of MBA students to participate in the exploratory phase of the project proved to be an excellent external source of a second opinion to challenge our business assumptions”

Why this project?

This is not only about nurturing talent, and attracting newcomers to the industry – but also, about generating fresh ideas from an innovation standpoint. We look forward to continuing the
partnership with SHU. CHAMP is always open to explore similar partnerships with schools near our headquarters in Luxembourg, as well as our offices in London, Singapore, Manilla, Frankfurt, Zurich, or Atlanta.

The project is ongoing and will conclude in January 2021, at which time the students will present their findings. The students will get the added benefit of real-world analysis of their conclusions, and CHAMP will be able to nurture and further develop the ideas to market. CHAMP looks forward to their presentations and hopes to foster similar educational projects in future.

Sacred Heart University Infrachain

Sacred Heart University Luxembourg and Infrachain Announce Partnership to Promote Blockchain Education

Two key players in the Luxembourg business environment join forces to advance the competitive standard for Blockchain in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg, 19 January 2021 – Sacred Heart University Luxembourg (SHULU) and Infrachain will pioneer a new partnership in Blockchain education in Luxembourg this spring. The agreement will inform the development of SHULU’s “Blockchain, Big Data and Cryptocurrencies” course, consisting of 12 evening sessions, which will begin in May. The university’s Blockchain classes will provide Luxembourg’s business students with a hands-on introduction to Blockchain, distributed ledger and crypto-currencies.

Infrachain, a non-profit organization on Blockchain, will forward toward its goal to develop Blockchain in Luxembourg by promoting the course with its members and assisting with the recruitment of industry experts to serve as trainers and speakers in the program, together with the SHULU Professors. “We are excited to support the development of Blockchain education in Luxembourg through this partnership. We aim to develop this further with our partners within the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab” said Fabrice Croiseaux, chairman of Infrachain.

The aim of the venture is to ensure an international competitive standard for the industry’s actors within Luxembourg. “SHULU is proud to continue developing its partnerships with local stakeholders to develop education and bridging it to the much-needed industries.” said Antoine Rech, Head of Campus.

Sacred Heart University Infrachain

About Infrachain

Infrachain a.s.b.l. (association sans but lucratif) is a Luxembourg based non-profit organization with a European scope. The association was launched in May 2017 by several industry players under the impulse and with the support of Digital Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government’s collaborative initiative that strengthens and guides the country’s digital efforts. Infrachain is committed to create an on-top governance framework allowing Blockchain applications to become operational in the current regulatory environment.