PMI Donald S. Barrie Award

Ermal Hetemi our new EDIM candidate (EDITION V)at UPM and KTH, has been awarded the prestigious Donald S. Barrie Award by Project Management Institute (PMI). This is thanks to his paper titled “Attitudes toward Integrated Project Delivery” which best advances knowledge in the field of Design, Procurement and or Construction by providing useful contribution to the Engineering Industry.
The Donald S. Barrie Award is presented annually at the PMI® Global Congress–North America by the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation in conjunction with the former PMI Design-Procurement-Construction Specific Interest Group (DPC SIG). This year, 11-13 October, 2015 PMI® Global Congress–North America was held in Orlando, FL. The selection of the recipient for the award is done by a panel of knowledgeable industrial and academic professionals recommended by the leadership of the former DPC SIG and approved by the PMI Educational Foundation.
The winner of the Donald S. Barrie Award receives $2000 (US) and prominent publicity at the awards ceremony of the North America Congress as well as publicity in PMI Today and the DPC newsletter.
Ermal become a member of Project Management Institute since 2013, when he was an international student within Eastern Michigan University , Michigan USA – Construction Management Program. He became a member because PMI develops, implements and delivers innovative programs including scholarships, awards and grants as well as educational resources that strengthen both teaching and learning regarding Project Management in general.

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EDIM candidate gets more involved with ISPIM, the largest Innovation Management society in Europe

Andres Ramirez-Portilla candidate at KTH and POLIMI has been awarded for the second consecutive time a "Jubilee grant" for young researchers from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to attend the 26th ISPIM Innovation Conference in Budapest, Hungary.

ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management is a network of researchers, industrialists, consultants and public bodies who share an interest in innovation management. It was founded in 1983 by Professor Knut Holt in Norway, and it´s the oldest, largest and most active innovation association in Europe. More information on ISPIM and the 4 global events it organizes per years is available in this link:

Andres become a member of ISPIM since 2013 because it has, a amongst other special interest groups, a large community of recognized researchers investigating Open & Collaborative Innovation (Andres´ general thesis topic). Recently, Andres has been accepted as part of the ISPIM Scientific Panel, which members are experienced academics within the field of innovation management who provide input and contribute significantly to the scientific quality and output of ISPIM. Thanks to the travel grant obtained, he will be able to attend ISPIM conference and search for future research opportunities hopefully involving the universities and other candidates in EDIM.

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation is the largest financier of research in Sweden. During the past five years, the Foundation has granted the total of SEK 5 billion for various projects, mainly at Swedish Universities. In KTH, this foundation supports, amongst many other projects, the "Jubilee" grant, which is a travel grant that covers registration fee and the cost of travel to attend conferences outside Sweden. Demand for these scholarships is very large and the travel grants are given up to a maximum of SEK 15,000 (approximately 1,700 EUR). More information on the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is available in this link:






Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering

10th-12th June 2015



EDIM (European Doctorate in Industrial Management, and DRIG (Doctorate in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Milano,, are jointly organizing the 2nd Annual EDIM PhD Conference on Management Engineering. The conference aims at stimulating and advancing leading-edge research in the field of Management Engineering by gathering together PhD Students who work in this field. The 2015 edition focuses on the role and contribution of Management Engineering research for nurturing firms’ competitiveness and social welfare. Senior scholars, leading practitioners and Editors of
top-tier Academic Journals will discuss the research work
presented by PhD students (research proposal, preliminary or final results) and provide them constructive feedbacks to further develop, disseminate, and promote their research.

Further details can be found at the conference website: 


11-12 June 2014 1st ANNUAL EDIM PhD CONFERENCE

Research Challenges in Contemporary
Management Engineering 
Department of Management,
Economics and Industrial Engineering 11th and 12th June 2014

EDIM (European Doctorate in Industrial Management, and DRIG (Doctorate in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, are jointly organizing the 1st Annual EDIM PhD Conference. 

The conference is open to all PhD Students and their Supervisors from all over the world and aims to host a debate on cutting-edge research ideas and contributions gathering together PhD Students who face the theoretical and empirical challenges that characterize current research in the field of Management Engineering.

Partner universities

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Our participants

  • Emrah Karakaya - Edition I

    EDIM is a great opportunity to learn from diverse cultures, grow in double academic areas, contribute to each other and be recognized in a large network. It is a unique doctoral program with its multi-disciplinary research topics and quarterly workshops. I love EDIM!
  • Andres Ramirez Portilla – Edition I

    One of the great advantages of this program is the EDIM workshops, where you can develop and enhance your academic and professional networking. The EDIM workshops need to be considered as a best practice by other Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programs
  • Sudipa Sarker – Edition II

    I am glad to be part of this program not only because of the opportunities EDIM has created for me but also for the wonderful people I have come across during this program. I hope that the future days will be as thrilling, inspiring and stimulating as it has been
  • Simon Okwir – Edition II

    EDIM for me is an industry of knowledge and where you find a career. When it comes to my future uncertainties, EDIM is a combination of both: present partners and future lifelong contacts
  • Maksim Miterev – Edition II

    EDIM is a life changing experience: it has changed where I live, what I do, whom I know and what I want. It's also a great source of friends and potential future colleagues. I feel part of a large international community of interesting people with lots of common interests
  • Anna Darmani – Edition I

    EDIM is like a journey. But, not only a research journey! EDIM is a program by which you can explore different cultures, systems, environments as well as knowledge perspectives. I believe EDIM is one of the best programs for experiencing different managerial contexts
  • Seyoum Birkie Eshetu - Edition I

    Being part of EDIM is more than just doing a PhD. It is about creating family within the academic circle. I am happy to be part of this diverse community with ample informal learning opportunities