Urban Revitalization
15.03.2018 : Retail India

According to Retail Planet the growth of turnover in retail up-till 2021 will be lead by India with 76 percent, followed by China with 52 percent. In online-retail India is expected to grow by 407 percent in front of Turkey with 198 percent, Russia by 176 percent, being followed by China with 153 percent.

In organized retail, according to the magazine Retail Asia in India, the Future Group (Big Bazaar) leads with a turnover of 3.1 billion US $ and 1.146 outlets, being followed by the Tata Group (2.4 billion/1.352 outlets), Reliance Retail (1.9/ 3.500 outlets) and Godrej & Boyce (1.3 million/ 733 outlets).


15.02.2018 : Astana & Almaty

The European Retail Academy for many years participates at the Astana Forum; Prof. Dr. B.Hallier is member of the Club of Eurasian Scientists and was speaker in 2017 at the EXPO-event at the Nazarbayev University, together with the Korean Nobel Laureate Prof. Raekwon Chung. Hallier appreciates the high-speed international education programs in Kazakhstan like the Master Program for International Relations.

Launched in the Fall 2014, MAPSIR is the first world-class, graduate level political science and international relations program taught in English in Kazakhstan. A wide range of courses is offered by an internationally recognized faculty drawn from North America and Europe. The 21-month-long program is structured similar to top-rated Masterís programs in the universities in North America. However, unlike most top-rated MA programs, MAPSIR is fully funded, its students receive monthly scholarships of 100,000 tenge plus room on campus. (More info)


15.01.2018 : Mongolia

The Gobi-Desert reveals that already about 500.000 years ago people settled in the area of today's Mongolia. Genghis Khan (about 1167 - 1227) formed in 1206 the first Mongolian Empire; his grandson Kublai Khan founded the Yuan-Dynasty in China.

Mongolia is among the Top Ten countries concerning natural resources. To shift from raw materials more to processing to increase margins the Federal Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Federal Mongolian Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the National University of Mongolia invited in the last years experts from government, academia - among them Prof. Dr. B. Hallier - and from business (see group photo) to discuss a sector-reformation and a modern trade-law.

15.12.2017 : Clay Architecture

Morocco is famous for its historical clay archtecture - having its revival also due to tourism searching for the local/national flavour. For twenty years the German clay expert Manfred Fahnert travels each year with students for two-week excursions to Morocco to teach them those local techniques and to help via that initiative to revitalize traditional culture.

The next wo two-week workshops are planned for March 2018 in the Kasbah Caid Ali el Jadida in Asslim in southern Morocco. The special learnings will be rammed earth floors and traditional ceiling constructions as well as the three traditional clay techniques such as clay bricks making and processing, multi-layer clay plasters and rammed earth masonry. More detailed data and registration forms can be found at www.lehmexpress.de

20.11.2017 : Riga

Riga/ Latvia has a historical role in the Baltic Sea. In 2014 it had been the European Cultural Capital. - Old Riga with its historical HQ of the Schwarzhaeupter Guilde from the times of the Hanse-Trading-Pact is UNESCO World Heritage since 1998 : encluding also Riga's Central Market which is Europe's largest bazaar being constructed in the 20ties century.

The revitalization of the Baltics in the Post-Soviet time is driven by the Scientific Institution "Business Competence Centre" together with the ISMA University within a Trio of Conferences. Prof.Dr.Hallier was speaking at all of these events - see more also at www.european-retail-academy.org/EUCVOT and www.european-retail-academy.org/ERM. His lecture about Post-War Innovations mirrored by the EuroShop exhibition see LINK .

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