Cambridge International Land Institute hosts visit of US Masters students


Masters in Technology Management students from Virginia-based George Mason University to visit Cambridge

June 16-20th 2001, and 18 Masters in Technology Management students and their academic Director will arrive in Cambridge as part of a two country European one-week residency.

The programme during their UK visit includes meeting Paul Timmers, responsible for the eCommerce research portfolio at the European Commission Information Society Directorate General, (Directorate C: IST: New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce); presentations from Richard Jones of the East of England Telematics Development Trust; Dr Paul Auton & Dr Viv Hughes of Cambridge Consultants; Paul Bailey & Ann Fisher of Bailey Fisher Recruitment Consultants; and Ian Walden, expert in Information Technology Law, from Queen Mary, University of London.

Company visits include Geneva Technology and Cambridge University Press.

The aim of the residency is to review eCommerce in Europe from the perspectives of technology infrastructure and access, regulation, and human capital development.

As well as taking an overview of the EU, the residency will cover the current and planned status of these themes in detail in the UK and Ireland.

The course leader for the European residency is Cambridge International Land Institute consultant, Jane Massy, a specialist in eLearning and eBusiness and editor of the eLearning pages of the Electronic Training Village, run by Cedefop, the European Commission Agency for vocational training.

According to Programme Director for Cambridge International Land Institute, Carol Moore, 'This is our 5th US Master's residency this year and our first for this particular programme in Technology Management from George Mason University.

'We believe that it is particularly appropriate for Cambridge, as the leader in the UK's digital development to be the host site for this visit, given the positioning of George Mason's Technology Management programme, situated in Northern Virginia, a centre for the growth of the US digital economy.

'The School of Management at George Mason created the Technology Management programme in collaboration with a consortium of Northern Virginia IT firms.

'We are delighted with the response of experts and firms here in Cambridge to the visit and we know from past experience that the gains, not just to the students, but also the host firms, provides not only an important learning experience but an opportunity to question assumptions and reflect on business strategies.

'Most firms hosting these visits find the visits stimulating and of considerable benefit in exposing them to different perspectives and new knowledge from the USA.'


Further information:

Carol Moore

Programme Director

Cambridge International Land Institute

Tel: 01223 477150



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