Aligning Internationalisation Strategies with Sustainability and Global Trends

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a thought-provoking EFMD Global workshop on ‘Rethinking Internationalisation’ co-facilitated by experts Simon Anthony Mercado (ESCP Business School) and Julie Perrin-Halot. The workshop also featured insights from past participants, industry professionals and case studies from other HEIs. Whilst things are still fresh in my mind, here are…

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Highlights from the 2024 EFMD Annual Conference: Geopolitics, AI, and a human-centric vision

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On June 9-11, more than 600 professionals from the EFMD community gathered in historic Bologna, Italy, for the 2024 EFMD Annual Conference hosted by Bologna Business School, which is part of the venerable University of Bologna, the oldest higher education institution in Europe, established in 1088. This year’s event, with the timely theme, “Navigating geopolitical…

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EFMD Marcomms Conference 2024: Transforming Business Schools: Technology, Trends and Responsibility

AI, EFMD Marcom Conference

As Business School Marcomms,  Alumni and External Relations professionals, we are all using or trying to use technology and generative AI, some probably more consciously than others. In doing so, we realise that just as Generative AI helps us to create content, understand data-driven trends, analyse social media trends and lifestyle patterns, and even decrease…

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Business schools with purpose: Walking the talk on social impact

Business Schools with Purpose: Walking the talk on social impact", Societal impact

The increasing amount and severity of the recent years’ environmental, social, geopolitical, and economic challenges have undoubtedly influenced the minds of business school students and aspiring leaders. Current learners are progressively concerned about and aware of the complexity of challenges the world is facing, feeling the pressing need and desire to play their part, get…

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Reflections from the 2024 EFMD Deans Conference

2024 EFMD Deans Conference Yolande Chan

The annual EFMD Conference for Deans and Directors General wrapped up after two and half days of thought-provoking discussions and networking in the charming and picturesque city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. As this year’s conference chair, it was an honour to steer this unique forum that brought together nearly 500 leaders in higher education from across…

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Transforming business education: Highlights from the 2024 EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference

EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference Eric Cornuel

On 6-7 February, more than 400 esteemed business school leaders from over 50 countries around the world gathered in Amsterdam for the EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference hosted by the University of Amsterdam, Economics and Business (UvA). In light of the significant shifts in business education trends and societal demands, it was ever-important that…

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Navigating the new landscape of career services

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First published 30 November 2023 The theme of EFMD’s recent Career Services Conference was “Reshaping Careers – Navigating the Landscape of the Future”. Career counsellors at universities and colleges in and outside Europe meet annually to discuss current topics, and this year, the topic was artificial intelligence (AI). Whether and to what extent we…

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