About the sections

In most cases, a section works around a certain regional issue and it has a section leader professor who supervises the academic content and group progress. The professor guides the discussions and handles section lecturers and guests. At the end of the week, all section are going to present what they worked on and will be able to get a glimpse into each others’ studies.

You can be the member of only one section, yet if you are interested in more, you can apply to up to three sections and signal your preference list on your registration form.

Machine Learning

Nowadays there are few topics more popular than digitalization, machine learning and big data. This section is designed to introduce participants to ML techniques and provide them with useful insights into how companies capitalize on them.

 

Competition policy 

Regulation in theory and practice regarding Multinational Companies

In this course we would focus on the main regulation and competition policies applied to multinational companies. First, we would revise the mainstream IO and competition theories, focusing on the market power of monopolies in the age of Big Data.

 

Smart Cities

Besides discussing the ponderous questions regarding the exsistence of the smart cities, the course aims to introduce the basic operation of smart city subsystems and overview the technological background from an engineering perspective. Already established smart solutions are introduced and examined, to draw conclusions based on these real-life experiments.

 

Cyber Diplomacy

With new types of technologies emerging, certain superpowers now have the ability to interfere in other countries’ domestic affairs. During our week-long course students will go through the cases of all countries relevant to the “Cybersecurity dilemma” theory, countries like Russia, China, the USA or UK and non-state actors.

 

Big Politics, Big Money, Big Data

Some suggest that modernity has brought a process of convergence between the two spheres. Companies democratized as they started to focus on consumers’ demands, while parties’ professionalization almost transformed them to firms. Participants will get familiar with the different legal backgrounds of party financing, the relevant moral dilemmas and case studies of post-modern campaigns.

 

Changing social Role of Companies

With international companies increasing their revenue and influence every year, they started to enter industries formerly controlled by governments. In addition to building previously unavaiable services in developing countries, firms started to take their share from the government’s tasks in developed countries, like healthcare. During this section students will deal with the changing role and responsibility of companies within society.