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Times Higher Education Awards 2020

Exeter shortlisted for Business School of the Year in Times Higher Education Awards

The University of Exeter Business School has been shortlisted for Business School of the Year in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards (THE) 2020.

The THE Awards are widely recognised as the ‘Oscars of higher education’, celebrating and highlighting outstanding talent and performance across the higher education sector.

The University of Exeter Business School has been shortlisted for its commitment to finding sustainable ways of addressing the major challenges facing business and society through its research and teaching.

Professor David Allen, Dean of the Business School, said he was proud to see the work of the Business School recognised.
He said: “It is an honour to be nominated. THE recognition is a great support for us to continue working forward to find practical solutions to the climate and environmental emergency.”

The Business School of the Year category recognises exceptional business schools that demonstrate outstanding teaching, research, innovation, student experience and development.

The University of Exeter received among the highest number of THE Award nominations this year, also being shortlisted in the categories: Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year, Research Project of the Year: STEM and Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Previous years have seen nominees gather for a gala reception in London, but this year the winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony on 26 November (5-6pm). Register free here.

John Gill, THE editor, said that while this year’s awards “will differ from previous years, the purpose remains the same: to highlight and champion the very best of the talent and creativity that shines out from our universities”.

He added: “In 2020 more than ever, it is vital to recognise and shout about those achievements – and we have been gratified by the huge number of entries at a time when university staff had so many demands on their time.

“The shortlists are packed with the qualities that will carry UK higher education through this tumultuous period and on to even greater success.”

The University of Exeter Business School last year added accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) to its existing EQUIS and AMBA accreditations. The triple accreditation is held by fewer than 1 per cent of business schools globally.

Date: 10 September 2020