IBSEN Network


Purpose and Strategy of the International Business Studies Exchange Network (IBSEN)


Representatives from the business faculties of 10 universities representing Europe, Asia, and North America

  • Hochschule Bielefeld - University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
  • Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
  • Hallym University, South Korea
  • H. Asper School of Business (University of Manitoba), Canada
  • Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
  • Indian River State College, USA
  • South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Université Polytechnique Hauts-De-France, France
  • University of Cagliari, Italy


To increase intercultural competences and support professional growth of students and staff (academic and administrative) at multicultural level.

Strategic goals:

  • To optimise, help, catalyse, and multiply the efforts for succeeding in academic internationalisation.
  • To share and benefit from best practices, successes and challenges.
  • To build and sustain efficient and productive long term international relationships.
  • To foster innovation in teaching methodology based on applied research.

Operational goals:

  • To exchange student and staff among partner institutions.
  • To develop active and fruitful working academic relationships among students and staff.
  • To facilitate student cooperation among partners.
  • To participate in international calls of various types.
  • To support students seeking international internships/placements.
  • To promote cooperation/alliances between companies, public organisations and universities.
  • To arrange opportunities to discuss and share experiences.
  • To establish formalised bilateral or multilateral agreements.
  • To establish double degrees, joint degrees, and common academic programmes.
  • To ensure the continuity of active membership and mutual support.
  • To develop innovative teaching methods.
  • To develop joint teaching material.

Concept for meetings:

  • Twice a year (May and November) – the date depends on the host university
  • 2 or 3 days
  • each meeting will have 4 sessions (teaching, business/ institutions, internal meetings, interaction) – each one half a day except of business/ institutions

For more information, please visit the IBSEN website: https://www.ibsen-network.com/


IBSEN Network Meeting Mai 2022 (© IBSEN Network)

IBSEN meeting May 2022 at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands


IBSEN Network Meeting November 2021 (© IBSEN Network)

IBSEN meeting November 2021 via Zoom


IBSEN Network Meeting Mai 2021 (© IBSEN Network)

IBSEN meeting May 2021 via Zoom

IBSEN meeting November 2020 via Zoom

IBSEN meeting November 2020 via Zoom

Man sieht 24 Personen des IBSEN Netzwerk bei einer Videokonferenz im Mai 2020

IBSEN meeting May 2020 via Zoom

IBSEN Network Meeting Izmir(© IBSEN Network)

 IBSEN meeting November 2019 at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

Man sieht die 14 Mitglieder des IBSEN Network, wie sie auf einer Treppe stehen und in die Kamera lächeln.

 IBSEN meeting May 2019 at Hallym University, South Korea


Dean of Bielefeld School of Business, Professor for Mathematics and Statistics in Economics, Head of int. Program (ISM)
Prof. Dr. rer. pol., Dipl.-Wirt.Math. Riza Öztürk

International Coordinator of Bielefeld School of Business
Ass. jur. Nermin Karaoglu