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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What vision does Porto Business School’s Dean have?

Porto Business School Dean

José Esteves was appointed the new dean of Portugal’s Porto Business School at the start of 2023. A year on, we explore the motivations of this business school leader and dive into his background, as well as the challenges he’s faced so far. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your background and your…

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Durham University Business School announces new Interim Executive Dean and bids farewell to Professor Susan Hart

Durham University Business School has appointed Professor Kieran Fernandes to the position of Interim Executive Dean, following the retirement of Professor Susan Hart last week. Professor Susan Hart became the Executive Dean of Durham University Business School in 2016, following on from her role as Executive Dean at Strathclyde Business School – a position she…

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Redefining the (im)possible at the 2022 Deans & Directors Conference

redefine the (im)possible

Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School and 2022 EFMD Deans & Directors Conference Chair, shares her thoughts on the conference and redefining the (im)possible.  The theme of this year’s EFMD Dean & Directors conference was “redefine the (im)possible”. A theme that surely resonated with a lot of deans attending the conference. Because redefining the…

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2021 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General

2021_EFMD-Deans and Directors General Conference

Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School and the Chair of the 2021 EFMD Deans & Directors General, highlights the key takeaways from the event. The fact that the EFMD Deans and Directors General conference took place online for the first time is indicative of how dramatically the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives in the…

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Time for change says Dana Brown, Dean of Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education, spoke with Dana Brown, Dean of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Canada, about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the institution and the wider industry for an upcoming podcast. “We don’t want to go back to the way things were, we want…

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