|15.10.2016: Leaders of Growth
According to Retail Planet/Lebensmittelpraxis International the growth of turnover of retailers will be uptill 2021 in India 76 percent, in China 52 percent, followed by Turkey 51 percent, Russia 33 percent, South Korea 32 percent and Australia 28 percent.
Even bigger are the increases of online in retail. India is expected to grow by 407 percent, Turkey 198 percent, followed by Russia with 176 percent, China 153 percent, South Korea 126 percent and Australia by 113 percent.
|15.09.2016: CIRCLE PhD Seminar
An obligatory part of PhD program at the Virtual college CIRCLE
International (housed at the University of Vitez, BH) is the completion of oral comprehensive examination and defence of the thesis proposal in front of the committee. This year the CIRCLE PhD-Seminar took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which offered participants a great travelling opportunity to Balkans.
Alina Pukhovskaya (CV) visited the PhD-Seminar in Vitez and shared some impressions from the trip: "Bosnia and Herzegovina due to its geographical location had been repeatedly involved in major historical events such as the World War I (assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo) and the World War II (multi-ethnic resistance groups lead by Josip Broz Tito). Also it had been under the influence of different empires – Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian – and never lost itself but adjusted, taking the best out of the new cultures. However, the Bosnian War (1992–1995) caused so much pain and destruction that up to today every detail brings back the memories of the terror. Both photos are taken in the same city Mostar, which combines beautiful (renovated) old city and bombed business center."
|01.09.2016: Strengthening Africa
In 2011 Marie-Christin Hallier (mariechristinhallier.wordpress.com) was in South Africa among of nine Bachelor-students of the Alanus University Bonn/Germany to work in a multi-colour project with underprivileged children of the black, coloured and white communities to strengthen the self-confidence of youngsters (more: YouTube).
Now being a Master of Art Therapy and member of the International Club of Artists IKV (Link) she will support together with her IKV-colleagues the First African Food Waste Conference on March 27th-30th, 2017 in Nairobi/Kenya by an exhibition about Food Waste (Call for Papers) to create awareness and the offer to have some joint workshops with the local community.