Students contemplate in sustainable banking in Europe
In three long and inspiring days, 31 students from six different countries (Belgium, Spain, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands) have worked in new developments in the context of sustainable banking. From Inholland, students and lecturers from the Business Studies programme participated.
Since 2014, the Intensive Programme, coordinated by the Faculty of Business, Finance and Law has taken place in many European cities. Due to corona, it was the first time that the IP was entirely organised online. In the preparatory weeks, students first got to know each other through ice breaker activities and sessions on intercultural communication whereafter they had to work together in an international paper in international topic groups. The three intensive online days that were opened by Mr. Huug de Deugd, encouraged students to further deepen their research results and link them to another topic. But there was also time for social activities.
In the Escape Room, students in international groups had to answer questions and solve puzzles about the different participating countries during a trip through Europe. The students valued their participation in the Intensive Programme very much and they especially appreciated working on sustainability aspects in an international team. For next year, we hope that the social contacts and interaction between the students (and teachers) will become even more lively in a combination of an online and physical Intensive Programme (Blended Intensive Programme) that will even be subsidised by the Erasmus programme in the next academic year.