Institute Director for International Management features on Real Talk

Dr. Gerhard Schnyder recently guest starred on an episode of ‘Real Talk’ to consider the new dawn of higher education for 2021 and beyond, post COVID-19.

Dr. Gerhard Schnyder is the Director of the Institute for International Management at Loughborough University London. In an open conversation with Chloe Woods on the most recent episode of Real talk: Connected higher education, Gerhard discusses the shifts made in the UK higher education industry to support the new student experience and how Loughborough University London have adapted hybrid and blended learning approaches to delivering high quality teaching. Throughout this episode, Gerhard also highlights the shifting propositions in attracting new student enrolment going forwards.

Gerhard then goes on to emphasise the importance of an online university degree and how innovative teaching methods must be incorporated to in-person learning. This approach is central to the teaching methods at Loughborough University London in the past, hence why the University has received recognition as one of the leading UK universities. This prior recognition has been awarded for the innovative and pioneering ideas from our alumni and student community.

As an Institute Director, one of Gerhard’s specific attributes is establishing personal relationships with the student cohort and in this episode, he openly discusses the challenges faced when trying to build connections virtually. However, Gerhard also highlights the importance of digital technology and the role it is playing in enhancing alumni and guest lecture engagement.

The conversation concludes by discussing predictions on the new dawn of higher education for 2021 and beyond, with Gerhard expressing his excitement to showcase his new adaptation on previous teaching approaches for the first cohort of 2021.

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Gerhard’s personal research adopts an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to investigate the institutional and political determinants of economic activity. More specifically, Gerhard researches the impact of the state, law, and informal institutions on firm-level corporate governance practices and strategies.

You can listen to this episode of Real Talk featuring Dr. Gerhard Schnyder here.

You can find out more about the Institute for International Management here.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.