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Wednesday 22 April 2015

Solent's Business School with host the European Summer University (ESU) 2015.

Southampton Solent University’s Business School has been selected to host this year’s European Summer University in Entrepreneurship Conference and Doctoral Programme – ESU 2015.

The event will run from 16 – 22 August in the University’s Conference Centre.


Aimed at PhD students and Early Stage Researchers in entrepreneurship, the event offers a unique opportunity for young scholars to meet other PhD students and researchers.

They can present their own ideas, review other students’ papers and create their own networks.

Professor David Watkins, one of the organisers says: “The main idea of the ESU is for people with similar views and interests, and a strong desire to share their knowledge and experiences in both entrepreneurship research and entrepreneurship education, to come together.

“It represents an academic ‘community in practice’ that encourages and values democratic dialogue between PhD students, researchers and professors.”

Dr Whysnianti Basuki, Senior Lecturer in Business, adds: “Each year the ESU takes place somewhere in Europe and we are delighted that this year, not only will it be in the United Kingdom but actually here in Southampton.

“We are proud of our University and our City and will be delighted to showcase both to new visitors to the area.”

All conference attendees, including PhD students, senior scholars and supervisors are invited to present a full research paper.

Deadline for abstracts is Friday 24 April. For full details on submission dates please see