15.11.19 : Hall of Fame

ERA-president Prof.Dr.Hallier announced the 14th honored personality of the Hall of Fame : standing as the main focus for 2020 ! It is the Nobel Peace Award Winner of 2004 : Prof.Dr.Wangari Muta Maathari from Kenya - she got the Nobel Award for sustainable development, peace and democracy ( see also Hall of Fame).


"At the present time we have a renaissance of the fact-files about the limits of growth and the urgent need to optimize economics,ecology and ethics for a global house of harmony. On the other hand we have the disappointment about politics seeing that 50 years (half a century) have passed without any major changes for healing our world and common spiritual values. Prof. Maathari with her fights for better life should be a light-house for academia and decision-makers" Prof.Dr.Hallier said in his laudatio.

15.10.19 : ANUGA

ANUGA is the abbreviation of the German heading "Allgemeine Nahrungs- und Genussmittel-Ausstellung" - shortly translated : exhibition for food products . It was founded in 1919 in Stuttgart, followed in the next years by exhibitions in Munich, Hannover, Berlin and Magdeburg. In 1924 it moved to Cologne, which was also a political demonstration as at that time the Cologne area was separated after World War I from the rest of Germany. In fact it remained in that town uptill today.


After World War II the fair was run bi-annually. Since 2003 ANUGA was labelled "10 special shows under one roof" aiming to promote ten food segments like "milk-products", "meat". In 2017 a total of 7400 companies from 107 countries exhibited at ANUGA - being visited by 165 000 food specialists from 198 countries. In 2017 also at ANUGA the special Site www.european-retail-academy.org/TUN was launched as a Thematic University Network to promote standards for food and food education.


15.09.19 : Vietnam

Getting to know the European Retail Academy by her co-student Sampsa Hyväri in Oulu / Finland Trang Pham from Vietnam used the possibility to improve her vocational competences and communication skills creating a YouTube about her home country (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dfWIyw7va0)


Prof.Dr.B.Hallier , being coach of the students , sees in the involvement of the young people the chance for global understanding of different cultures and even better understanding the profile of the own culture. "Exchanges are enhancing the awareness of common ethical interests " he stated - having been during his own studies between 1968 and 1973 himself in Israel, Turkey, USA, South Africa and Japan.

20.08.2019 : 25th REAL CORP

Current discussions on "Low Carbon Cities" or "Smart Cities" seek to address future developments of cities under the condition of climate change employing amongst other things energy saving technologies; "green retreats" in mega-cities (like this roof-garden on top of an ecology-oriented supermarket in Heifei/China) are not only needed for personal relief but also as "micro-climate zones" for air-circulation within cities.

The 25th International REAL CORP Conference for city-and reginal planning will deal with those hot topics and be organized at the occasion of the 150ies anniversary of the University of Aachen/Germany from April 15-18th 2020 - a city connecting Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands and being since Charles the Great for 1200 years the heart of Europe (Call for papers).

05.07.2019 : VUA Summer School

In 2011 in Nitra/Slovakia the Visegrad University Association (VUA) was founded as an international network for academia of agriculture - Prof.Dr.Hallier became honorary member to connect VUA with the Total Supply Chain.There are mainly three tools of VUA : Symposia mostly in connection with the Annual Meetings, joint diploma for MBA and Phd and Summer Schools.

The VUA Summer School 2019 will be held from July 30ies to August 12th organized jointly by the Belgorod State Agricultural University and by the Michurinsk State Agrarian University. Students will get 4 credits for the 44 academic hours. ( more : Download PDF file)

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