Hello, this is Indonesia calling! Shima Trisna here, serving Javanese realness and plenty of tropical sunshine. My happy place is Bali and I’m besotted with Scandinavian culture. I love to travel and study foreign languages. Je parle Français (I speak French) at an intermediate level and jag lär mig Svenska (I learn Swedish) with the help of Swedish TV show like Melodifestivalen…  Read More 




24, London (UK)

At University I studied Economics, played Lacrosse (terribly) and drank one or two beers. After graduating I worked a soul-destroying stint in loans insurance, decided it wasn’t for me and fled to South East Asia to ‘find myself’… Read More





Hi guys! This is Shreya from Bangladesh and am super excited to be a part of this GLOCAL programme and be able to meet all the cool people participating in this. To provide some background about myself: I am a 22 year old Business Economics graduate from the City University of Hong Kong. Before applying to this programme, I was working in a social enterprise in Hong Kong called ANA by KARMA…Read More 



DOB: 14/05/1993
From: Dublin, Ireland

I did my undergraduate in European Studies at Trinity College Dublin, with one year spent on Erasmus in Sevilla in Spain. It was a really broad course, where I did two languages (Spanish and Russian) as well as topics in history and philosophy. After college, I did a marketing/events internship with Red Bull… Read More.


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Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I discovered at an early age that traveling is the best teacher. Graduated as an economist specialized in creative industries, I started developing politics to promote the music industry in Buenos Aires from a full-time position in the public sector. Besides, I funded my own agency to promote Latin American artists… Read More




Hi, I am Patricija.

I come from Lithuania, however the last 5 years I have spent in Scotland. My Business and Digital Media degree has lead me to the career in advertising. The focus of my time in advertising agency was mainly on the promotion of iconic Scottish whiskies…       Read More




Age: 29 City: Novi Sad Country: Serbia

What’s your background?
In short: writer, economist, and everything in-between. So far, I worked as a communal inspector, freelance copywriter, social media manager and administrative specialist. Also, I published a novel that won a literary prize, as well as a dozen short stories… Read More 




Made and Raised in Pakistan but a proud global citizen: Hello, this is Paras Pitafi. I am a business graduate with majors in ‘Entrepreneurship’ from Institute of Business Administration Karachi. Last year, I was searching for a programme which would be an amalgamate of economics, sustainable business development, globalization, entrepreneurship, innovation, emerging sectors… Read More 



The Agressive Sivhuang Lay

Cambodian – 24

From a person who trembled at the thought of leaving home to the one who is now always excited to be in different places, years of mobilizing between countries for both study and work has taught how valuable multicultural environments are to discover new horizons. My name is Sivhuang, a Cambodian national who wants to be an “entrepreneurial economist”, an economist who takes into account human creativity and entrepreneurship as inputs and determinants of long-term economic growth.

Several sentences to summarize “me”… Read More 




26, 75% Brazilian, 25% Italian

Born and raised in the weirdest city in this world, Brasília! I studied BusinessAdministration, but in the last years, I’m very into  Anthropology and other social issues.Apart from Brasília I’ve also lived in Australia and Spain. In the last 3 years, I managed a small tour operator specialized in exotic destinations… Read More  





Name: Ching-heng Tu (just call me Melody is okay)

City and Country: Taichung City, Taiwan

The last place I lived was: Taipei City

Undergraduate: Library & Information Science, MA: National Development

Past jobs: Research assistant in Academia Sinica, International Sales Representative… Read More 




25, from Moscow, Russia

What’s your background?

Graphic designer, good at making presentations (as a designer, not as presenter). Member of a startup that helps developing of small and medium sized brands in Russia. Love my project. 

What is GLOCAL?  Read More 



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(25) from Zürich, Switzerland

I studied History, Philosophy, and Slavonic Linguistics and I have a half-baked Master’s degree in ‘World Society and Global Governance’. I was given many possibilities to learn new languages and music instruments, get to know new cultures, organize events and academic excursions, interact with society and advocate for student groups.

What is GLOCAL?

The composite word GLOCAL stands for a composite interdisciplinary course of study that is still in the process of composition… Read More 




Hi everyone. My full name is Aida Constanza Gomez Valderrama. I’m from Bogota, Colombia, and I’m 24 years old.

My bachelor is in business administration and my focus has been in entrepreneurship, CSR, and sustainability. I have worked organizing archives in my family’s enterprise, with the establishment of a business, and in a bank…Read More 




What is GLOCAL?

GLOCAL is state-of-the-art, studying capitalism and the world economy at the brink of profound global challenges.


I want to learn about migrant entrepreneurship, global economic processes and a historic perspective of what is happening now regarding the world economy. Furthermore, I love three vibrant cities in the heart of Europe, and to understand what capitalism actually means in its many forms and ways it shapes our lives. Read More 


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My name is Liadán, I’m 22 and from Cork, Ireland. My Bachelor degree is in Hispanic and German Studies; as part of this course, I spent an Erasmus year in Leipzig, Germany, where I developed an interest for global and urban issues.

Before starting GLOCAL, I spent several months in Hamburg, where I was working for the UNESCO… Read More




My name is Christina Kopanou and I come from the sunny Greece. Until the age of 17 I was living in Athens when I moved to (the not so sunny) Scotland for my undergraduate degree. I studied Joint Economics and Economic & Social History at the University of Glasgow. I really enjoyed the course, especially the second part of my degree as the teaching staff was always very friendly and supportive. My first work abroad was at charity shops… Read More 





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When they asked us to create this BIO I was confused because even though I know me, I’m still trying to figure it out who I am and what I want to be. That’s why I’m here describing myself like this, because like a dictionary I can give you the overall, BUT the details about me are something that you discover when you get to know meRead More


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I double majored in Political Economy & Marketing Communication for my undergraduate studies, spent some time of my undergrad at SciencesPo Menton, France. For two years after graduation, I worked 6 full-time & part-time jobs – not all at once, of course; history teacher, marketer, project coordinator, business development officer, researcher and fitness instructor… Read More 




I am a student of Anthropology and Linguistics. I have worked with

neighbourhoods to plan and implement economic development projects, as well as studying how art can communicate science. My neighbourhood work made me want to help people do more in their communities. In the GLOCAL program, I hope to study how globalization and development policies effect communities… Read More 





I am Ukrainian with Vietnamese origin and I am 21 years old. My undergraduate is International relations. I had an internship in the Ministry of information policy of Ukraine and I was an account manager for PR agency Noblet Media in Kyiv. I am very good at geography quizzes, I can name you all the flags and capitals, really love history, especially about Soviet Union… Read More





25. Born in a small town in South-East of Italy, Lecce, my country represents for me what Ancient Greeks called ‘pharmakon’, a release, but also a poison.

The tremendous contradiction of my country, an immense cultural heritage immersed in enchanting landscapes, afflicted by criminal organization that creeped in every political and enterpreneurial aspects of the system…Read MoreA first world country, but with one of the lowest rate of illiteracy in Europe, apart from a public debth of thousands of billions of euros…Read More


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Hello hello, visitors to the GLOCAL Experience website. I’m Annie, I am 23 years old and originally from Honolulu, Hawaii.

I have a degree in Media, Globalization and Multinational Governance from New York University. My broad interdisciplinary study as an undergraduate has lead me to a number of professional experiences in the past few years… Read More


Meet the Professors

Prof. Duncan Ross


I really wanted to develop an Erasmus Mundus programme that would excite students from all over the world and offer a truly innovative and challenging programme that explores the intellectual spaces between global imperatives and local responses.  We offer the opportunity to think about the relationship between economic and historical forces on the one hand and places on the other. This matters to me, as a citizen of Scotland and proud resident of Glasgow, but it also matters to anyone thinking about how their own city/ region/country can respond to current economic and political challenges, and our multidisciplinary team, from a variety of post-industrial and industrial cities, brings an enormous range of insights, expertise and approaches to these questions. Read More



Prof. Jeffrey Fear

Hello, this is Jeffrey Fear and I’m the Programme Coordinator of GLOCAL.  We have two main objectives with the programme. The first intellectual aim is to understand how the ‘local’ remains competitive and sustainable over time by adapting to globalising processes and reshaping them in creative, proactive ways. The glocal perspective shifts attention to the creative agency of local actors to maintain the attractiveness of areas in global markets over long periods of historical time. The second aim is to offer students a wide-ranging multi-disciplinary experience that blends three subject areas: economic and social history, business, and economics at four major universities in four innovative cities (Glasgow, Barcelona, Rotterdam and Göttingen). Read More 



Prof. Elisenda Paluzie

Hello, this is Elisenda Paluzie and I’m the coordinator of the program at the University of Barcelona. I received a MA in International and Development Economics from Yale University; a PhD in Economics from the University of Barcelona (UB); and I have been a post-doctoral researcher at both the London School of Economics and at CERAS-Paris School of Economics. I was Faculty Dean (Economics and Business) at UB for eight long years (2009-2017). My main research interests are in the areas of Regional and Urban Economics and International Trade. Read More



Prof. Ben Wubs


My name is Ben Wubs. I am a Professor International Business History at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a Project Professor at the Graduate School of Economics in Kyoto in Japan.

I was born in Limburg, a province in the South of the Netherlands, but I moved to Utrecht to study history, and became an economics and history teacher after graduation in a small city. In the weekends I played the guitar in a funny theater band and had many gigs all over the Netherlands for more than 10 years. Read More


Prof. Jan Logemann


“Home” to me are both the plains of Northern Germany and the hills of West Virginia. I have spent much of my professional life shuttling between Bremen and Berlin where I went to school and studied history and politics and the United States where I went to graduate school and held my first academic positions. Transatlantic differences fascinate me and they are a constant topic of conversation with my kids who are also growing up on both sides of “the pond.”

GLOCAL has provided me with an opportunity to take my passion for comparative analysis of societies and economies to a new, more global level. The program has grown out of an interest in internationalizing the teaching at our various institutions and to cross traditional disciplinary and geographic boundaries in academia. Read More 



Prof. Maarten Van Dijck

My name is Maarten Van Dijck and I am an assistant professor at the History Department of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Although I am working in the Netherlands, I still live in Belgium, the country where I was born and received my education in history.

As an historian, I am interested in all aspects of early modern urban history. I studied late medieval and early modern interpersonal violence for my PhD and, afterwards, I got interested in the evolution of associational life since the Middle Ages. Currently, I am working on a comparative study of business communities in seventeenth-century Rotterdam, New Amsterdam and Cape Town to understand the rise of global inequality. GLOCAL helps me to think about the local impact of processes of globalization between 1500 and today. Read More.



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I’m Lauren and I am the Administrative Coordinator of GLOCAL. I was born and bred in Glasgow, with a little bit of Spanish flair added in from a year spent living in Madrid. I studied languages (Spanish, Catalan, French and Polish) and a Masters in Translation Studies at University of Glasgow and worked as a freelance translator and in various University roles before joining the GLOCAL team. I’m really excited to work on such a diverse programme, with talented students and staff from all around the world. I especially enjoy keeping my Catalan skills fresh when I contact my colleagues at Universitat de Barcelona!. Read More