09.04.2021 | Amsterdam/Münster 

Today the degree of "Doctor of Philosophy, together with all rights, privileges and responsibilities thereto appertaining" was awarded to André Sergio Perusso, born in Fortaleza, Brazil, Team Member of the S2BMRC.

Two Bachelor Degrees in "Advertising & Publicity" and "Business Management" from FAE Business School, Brazil and your Master Degree in "International Business" from the University of Birmingham prepared you well for the challenges ahead. Dr. Perusso founded, owns and runs two companies in Brazil - one in the construction building sector and one in the recycling sector. Dr. Perusso additionally published in another discipline:

Perusso, A. (2012). Reduction in carbon emissions in the Brazilian agricultural value chain through a decrease in transported volume. International Journal of Green Economics, 6(4), 390-400.

The title of his PhD Thesis is "Experiential learning in management education: Evaluating the practice-turn"

The defense due to Covid19 was executed via online zoom platform and streamed on YouTube channel to the public.

Supervisors in the PhD have been

  • Prof. Dr. Peter van der Sijde, Vrjie Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. habil. Thomas Baaken, FH Münster - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Co-promotor Dr. Marlous L. Blankesteijn, Vrjie Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands


The reading committee and panel of opponents


Prof. Dr. Carolin, Plewa

The University of Adelaide


Prof. Dr. Gideon Maas

University of Coventry


Prof. Dr. Robert Wagenaar

RUG University of Groningen


Prof. Dr. Jacqueline van Muijlwijk-Koezen

Vrjie Universiteit Amsterdam


Prof. Dr. ir. Bart Bossink

Vrjie Universiteit Amsterdam

André has chosen Habtamu Garomssa, a colleague from the S2B Team, as Paranymph for the defense.

Dr. André Perusso was awarded the academic title in a cooperative PhD procedure of the faculty of SBI (Science Business & Innovation) at VU and MSB (Münster School of Business), FH Münster.

It's an hour for us that he is going to stay as a Team Member in S2BMRC to lead the EU project "FABLE - Faculty in Blended Learning Trainings". The consortium is led by Institut De Preparation A L'administration Et A La Gestion, France, an further consists - besides S2BMRC - of Lappeenrannan-Lahden Teknillinen Yliopisto Lut, Finland; Universidad Internacional De La Rioja Sa, Spain; Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary; Haikara, France; and Innogate To Europe Sl, Spain.


Congratulations Dr. Perusso for your excellent achievement!

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