The aspect of the classroom in DBA/PhD seminars influences the intellectual personality, productivity, and strength of all the participants. Given the digitization and globalization age, diversity of age, experience, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, and many other functional as well as physical attributes contribute to the beauty and richness of the environment for both learning and research. In fact, the ISM Paris doctoral seminars are aimed at sharpening the knowledge of the participants in terms of their research and area of specialty. Therefore, a diverse classroom has immense contribution to the needed problem solving, innovation, and creativity in research.
One of the most significant benefits that the classroom diversity gives is the broadening of students’ social and intellectual perspectives. The interaction between the ISM participants from different geographies introduces us to new views, value systems, judgments, and leadership capabilities. In so doing, we are gaining a more universalistic approach. Employing universalism in pursuing our studies and research work at ISM means that our research outcomes will be more valid, reliable, and usable on global platforms.
Although diverse learning environments foster the flourishing of knowledge and understanding, they also come with some challenges. Firstly, while the different angles in how people from