Four schools EQUIS re-accredited

We are pleased to offer our congratulations to:

Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
The University of Western Australia Business School
Toulouse Business School

On behalf of EFMD, Alfons Sauquet, Quality Services & EQUIS Director, commented: “I would like to warmly congratulate all the institutions that have been re-accredited by EQUIS. EQUIS is a rigorous tool to assess, certify and improve the school’s quality in ten key areas, including governance, programmes, students, faculty, research and, foremost, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability as well as corporate engagement. There are currently no substitutes for such an in-depth assessment of quality and all the schools should be commended for their commitment to excellence.”

Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), is on a remarkable journey and remains a college of high standing with a solid reputation in China and a growing international recognition. Thanks to its strong connection with the industry world, ACEM provides a robust platform for the future development of its programmes and research.

Fangruo Chen, Dean of Antai College of Economics and Management, says: “Thank you, EQUIS, for the great honour of a five-year term accreditation and your help in our journey for continuous improvement. You are a great wind beneath our wings!”

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) has now been accredited for more than 20 years. RSM is an institution excelling in many domains, particularly in the quality and the quantity of its academic research and the development of its international programmes. With its new and ambitious mission “to be a force for positive change in the world”, the school embarks on a new challenge.

Dirk van Dierendonck, Dean of Rotterdam School of Management, says: “We are very proud of our fifth full EQUIS re-accreditation. The continued international recognition by EFMD is an important enabler to realise RSM’s strategic goal to become a leading school for positive change. Through EQUIS accreditation, we enhance the quality of our research, education and services to our students and faculty, our business partnerships, and the wider community. Thank you EQUIS peer review team – and thank you to the RSM team that made this happen again!”

The University of Western Australia Business School is a well-regarded business school. Thanks to its reputation, the school represent a partner of choice for many of the leading companies. The school is commended for the nature and quality of its industry partnerships at the local level offering their staff and faculty a wide range of opportunities.

Toulouse Business School showcased remarkable pedagogic innovations and a strong commitment to further focus on that area. The development of the faculty handbook made a strong impression on the PRT. It represents an important and significant step and a clear evidence of strong leadership.

“Since more than 15 years now TBS is EQUIS accredited. There is no doubt then this quality assurance process has been one of the main drivers of TBS academic excellence. Moreover, the strategic planning process was set up to fulfil the EQUIS recommendation. And last but not least, to be part of the EQUIS community and network, as an institution and as à peer review team member for the Dean, since à decade, has given à real advantage to the school. Thank you to EFMD and the EQUIS team for all the support given along the years.” says Stéphanie Lavigne, Dean & François Bonvalet, former Dean acting during the accreditation process at Toulouse Business School

There are currently no substitutes for such an in-depth assessment of quality. EQUIS has now accredited 187 schools across 44 countries. More information is available on our website.

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