ArianeGroup, an aerospace and orbital propulsion company, is joining ESA_Lab@HEC, a collaboration platform run by HEC Paris and the European Space Agency; the platform promotes innovation in the space sector. Through a new applied research initiative called “Exploring the Future of the Space Economy,” the three organizations expect to contribute to Europe’s competitiveness by developing new solutions that enable greater access to space.
Cranfield School of Management in the U.K. is partnering with Grant Thornton UK and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies to deliver an EMBA in human capital, aimed at recruiters and HR professionals. Two-thirds of the cost of the EMBA can be covered through the U.K.’s “apprenticeship levy,” a tax on employers that pays for worker training.
Emerald Publishing is cooperating with SURF, a consortium of Dutch university libraries, to provide 14 academic institutions in the Netherlands with access to research supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. As part of the “read and publish” deal, authors at those institutions will be able to publish an increasing number of open access articles at no additional charge in Emerald publications.
Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe has partnered with the Rise Fund, a global impact investing fund managed by American investment firm TPG, to launch InStride, a learning services enterprise through which employers can provide their employees with opportunities to obtain university degrees. ASU’s agreement with Starbucks to deliver education to its employees inspired the creation of the new company, which over time will partner with other universities to provide employers with access to higher education. InStride is part of the Rise Fund’s larger effort to generate thousands of “debt-free degree holders” over the next ten years.
The College of Business at Florida International University in Miami and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., have partnered to deliver a five-day program in international business and public policy. Scheduled to run in September, the program will train executives and other professionals to navigate the complexities of U.S. governmental policies, programs, and regulations.
The Stetson University College of Business Administration in DeLand, Florida, has partnered with AdventHealth University (AHU) in Orlando, Florida, to deliver an online dual-degree program in which students can earn both a master of healthcare administration in strategy and innovation (MHA-SI) and an MBA. AHU will confer the MHA-SI; Stetson University, the MBA.