Stay Up to Date with our IPBS NEWSFLASH – October

16th October 2023

Lancaster University awarded the Gold standard for teaching
Lancaster University has been awarded a Gold rating for teaching excellence in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023.

Gold is the highest available rating and signifies that the student experience and student outcomes at Lancaster are typically outstanding. The TEF is a national scheme run by the Office for Students (OfS) that aims to incentivise excellence in teaching, learning and student outcomes by putting a spotlight on the quality of providers’ courses, influencing providers’ reputations and informing student choice.

Professor Wendy Robinson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education at Lancaster, welcomed the results. She said: “This award reflects the truly inspiring teaching and support we offer students throughout their undergraduate degrees and underlines Lancaster’s distinctiveness in the UK in being a highly rated research-intensive university which is also excellent at teaching. As well as recruiting the best research-active teaching staff from across the world, we offer outstanding student facilities which will equip graduates well for their future careers.”

Lancaster is ranked in the top 15 in all three major national league tables, and is also ranked fifth among UK universities for providing access to first class learning resources, according to students responding to this year’s National Student Survey (NSS).

Meanwhile, in the latest Research Excellence Framework, an independent assessment of research quality and impact, Lancaster is placed 21st out of 157 universities in the Times Higher Education table and above eight Russell Group universities.

Lancaster University Management School earns full EQUIS accreditation until 2028.

We’re delighted to announce that EFMD Global have awarded LUMS full EQUIS accreditation for the next five years, maintaining our standing as one of a small number of business and management schools triple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and the Association of MMAs.

The EQUIS report highlights the School’s excellence in many areas, including the commitment of academics and staff when supporting students, commitment to ensuring the themes of sustainability and responsibility run through all the School’s activities, and dedication to its role as a ‘civic university’, understanding its region and how it can work positively with communities and partners to improve the needs of its surrounding community and make a difference.

Northeastern University celebrated its first 125 years

Northeastern University celebrated its first 125 years and looked to its future at Founders Day celebrations across its global network on Tuesday.

“We are here because we want to thank everybody who preceded us who built this magnificent university, and we are here to pledge that we will continue to build a great university that is going to have an enormous impact and change the world,” President Joseph E. Aoun said at a birthday party on the Boston campus’ Krentzman Quadrangle.

Richard A. D’Amore, chair of the Board of Trustees and a Northeastern graduate, then led everyone in a countdown until celebratory banners were unfurled and the crowd began to sing “Happy Birthday to You.”

Then, student a cappella singers, dancers, band members and cheerleaders took over –– performing a second “Happy Birthday NU” song that culminated in red, black and white streamers being shot into the crowd.


Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series will explore how workplace bullying affects employees’ motiviation.

Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series will explore how workplace bullying affects employees’ motivation for positive changes and how personal resources can shield against the harms of workplace bullying.

Dirk De Clercq, Professor of Management and Goodman School of Business Departmental Researcher of the Year Award recipient will host this session on Friday, Oct. 6.

De Clercq is an acclaimed researcher, publishing more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles analyzing multiple areas of business with a particular focus on topics related to entrepreneurship.  View the article for details on how you can attend.

Poole College women’s achievements event

The Business Analytics Initiative at Poole College is excited to announce an event that celebrates and explores women’s achievements, challenges and future possibilities in technology leadership and management.

The purpose of this panel is for #PoolePack students to hear from inspiring leaders and to gain valuable insights, strategies and skills as they navigate their leadership journeys. Register.

 Global Reunion: Elon International Business Dual-Degree students gather in Madrid

Associate Professor Hani Tadros coordinated a daylong visit to Spain for 10 Elon University students studying abroad in Europe as part of a program that allows participants to earn two degrees, from two universities, in just four year. A special reunion took place in Madrid this fall when international business dual-degree students currently studying in Europe met together with Elon University’s program director.

The September reunion was an impromptu event sparked by Associate Professor Hani Tadros’s attendance at the International Partnership for Business Schools conference. Recognizing a unique opportunity, he invited the students to join him in Spain to reflect on shared experiences at Elon.

“I wanted to bring this cohort together so they could continue to have shared experiences like they did in their first two years at Elon,” Tadros said. “Even though these students are all in different countries in Europe, they still have their Elon roots to hold them up and remain a support network for each other.”

Elon University students from the International Business Dual-Degree Program along with Catherine Parsons, director of undergraduate programs for the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business (back row, left).

The International Business Dual-Degree Program provides a transformative four-year journey for students who complete the first half of their studies at Elon University, followed by two years at one of four partner schools across Europe: NEOMA Business School in Reims, France; ESB Business School in Reutlingen, Germany; Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE in Madrid, Spain; and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Piacenza, Italy.

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