Accelerating the sustainability agenda in learning and education


During this year’s EFMD Executive Development Conference held in St. Gallen, the topic was how business schools and the associated learning and development ecosystem can create stronger momentum around one of the most burning topics that humankind faces: Sustainability.  It was hosted at “The Square” – a brand-new learning facility and centre at the University…

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Exploring Students’ Preparedness: Insights from the 2023 EFMD Annual Conference


Do today’s students feel future-ready and adequately prepared? In a direct, rapid-fire format, talent representing EFMD schools around the world challenged panellists at the recent 2023 EFMD Annual Conference to respond to the most difficult questions on talent’s minds today. On 12 June 2023, Highered’s Chief Talent Officer, Dr. Amber Wigmore Álvarez, moderated “The student…

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Summary of 2023 EFMD Annual Conference

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From 11 – 13 June 2023, we welcomed our global community in Lyon at the EFMD Annual Conference, hosted by emlyon business school and gracefully chaired by Morris Mthombeni, the Dean of Gordon Institute of Business Science. With record attendance, this conference proved to be a pivotal moment for our network. Throughout the event, we…

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Out of class – out of mind?

EOCCS community webinar - out of class out of mind

In an EOCCS Community webinar held on 31 May 2023, our focus was on what students get up to outside the classroom. In many conventional or traditional models of teaching the focus is on the key contact hours. What students do outside the classroom is often summarised as “private study”. Reading lists and guided reading…

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Trust me…I’m a micro-credential!

trust me i'm a micro-credential

Micro-credentials have become synonymous with short, flexible, stackable, affordable, inclusive qualifications focused on skills development. Most recently, they have proliferated through the medium of online instruction. In the recent EOCCS Community webinar “Making micro-credentials work” (available on YouTube), our panellists discussed a number of practical issues relating to micro-credentials, including the central question of trust.…

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Lessons from the 2023 EFMD Marcom, External & Alumni Relations Conference

2023 EFMD Marcom, External & Alumni Relations Conference group photo

On 3-5 April, more than 80 communications professionals came together at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School to discuss “defining, creating, and communicating value(s)” at the 2023 EFMD Marcom, External & Alumni Relations Conference. While not every participant could name her or his business school’s values unprompted, the discussions went deeper than simply reciting…

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Lyon: The perfect place to network, learn, and indulge in French cuisine at EFMD’s Annual Conference

Lyon France

Are you ready to embark on a culinary and educational adventure in the food capital of France? Look no further than EFMD’s upcoming Annual Conference in Lyon from 11-13 June 2023. Join institutions from 43 countries (and counting!) and collectively explore this year’s conference theme, “The role of business education in an unstable, unpredictable, and…

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