ABS shortlisted as ‘Business School of the Year’ in THE Awards

Thursday 05 September 2019

Professor Elizabeth Gammie
Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Aberdeen Business School has been shortlisted for ‘Business School of the Year’ in the Times Higher Education Awards 2019.

The THE Awards are widely recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of the higher education sector, recognising the outstanding performance of universities throughout the UK. Aberdeen Business School has been shortlisted for its focus on business-connected learning, teaching and research.  

Professor Elizabeth Gammie, Head of Aberdeen Business School, said she is proud to see the work of ABS being recognised in the prestigious awards.

She said: “Aberdeen Business School has a reputation as an innovative business school providing top quality work-ready graduates, solutions to business problems through consultancy and research and opportunities for individuals to upskill and reskill. To be externally recognised in this manner by being shortlisted as ‘Business School of The Year’ by the Times Higher Education Awards is a great accolade for the School.  

“ABS is continually recognised for its worldwide excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development and student learning and we are proud to be one of only 5% of the world’s business schools to have achieved AACSB accreditation.

“The School has worked tirelessly with its full range of stakeholders to support and contribute to the recovery of the region and the energy sector in the aftermath of what has been a very difficult few years. We continue to build on our long-standing and strong partnerships with industry and the wider business community to create a full portfolio of courses that address future skills needs of the region in an effort to prepare the future workforce and drive economic sustainability.”

The ‘Business School of the Year’ category recognises outstanding business school’s which demonstrate excellent teaching, research, student experience, innovation, and development.

THE editor John Gill said: "The THE Awards hold a place in the hearts of many in UK higher education and have now been a fixture in the its calendar for well over a decade. This year we decided to incorporate the complementary strengths of our THE Leadership and Management Awards, so that the range of categories better reflects the reality of how universities operate today, and the interwoven nature of so much of what they do. This will be the biggest celebration of higher education that we have ever hosted.

 “I am delighted to say that the ‘Oscars of higher education’ go from strength to strength. With 23 categories this year, we’re also showcasing more exceptional stories than ever before, and it’s a real honour for us to shine a spotlight on all those who have made it as far as these shortlists – their stories deserve much wider circulation."

The winners will be announced on November 28 at a gala awards evening in London.

ABS recently gained accreditation from AACSB International – the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools. AACSB Accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally and as a result, has only been earned by less than 5% of the world’s business schools.

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