On Monday, August 14, the FUS-aSSIST dual degree EMBA delegation met on the Franklin University Switzerland campus to conclude the two-week Summer 2023 EMBA residential program, also known as "boot camp." In the morning, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Kim Hildebrant welcomed students from the EMBA program and expressed appreciation for the fruitful partnership between Franklin and aSSIST University, which runs the Seoul Business School in Sinchon, Korea. Lugano Living Lab (LLL) representative Jan Trautmann presented current work being done in the realm of digital technologies and Plan B—Lugano's bitcoin initiative. Visiting students appreciated the link between the boot camp program and the LLL presentation, as it helped to bridge the gap between theory and practice.   

In the evening, FUS hosted the Bootcamp Closing Ceremony, where Franklin President Samuel Martín-Barbero introduced the partners and students. Vice President of aSSIST Choi congratulated the EMBA class and thanked FUS for organizing the residential study camp that allowed students to learn about the latest developments in the Ticino region. Lead instructor Simone Manneschi congratulated the students as well and wished them great success after their joint EMBA program concluded. The visiting students from Korea received their certificates, took part in a memorable photo session, and enjoyed a summery reception on the President's lawn on the Kaletsch campus. The Franklin community is proud of the international partnership the EMBA boot camp represents and hopes to continue collaborating with other graduate schools through the Taylor Institute.   

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