AACSB International (AACSB) – the world’s largest business education network – recognized the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Nicolaus Copernicus University among 21 business school collaborations as highlights of its 2019 Innovations That Inspire challenge.
An annual initiative, the challenge recognizes institutions from around the world who serve as champions of change in the business education landscape. This year’s focus emphasized co-creation of knowledge – one of five opportunities identified in AACSB’s Collective Vision for Business Education. With research and thought leadership as a foundation, the highlighted institutions are engaging in a wide range of collaborative partnerships to support new curriculum, establish new products or services, and impact industry and government policy.
Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management was recognized for “Elderly unemployed vocational activation strategy”. This strategy aims to set incentives for public employment services, businesses, and researchers to form local alliances and develop new effective measures that help integrate Poland’s over-50 unemployed population into the regular labor market.
“Business schools that engage across disciplines and with industry, inside and outside the traditional bounds of business and management, exemplify AACSB’s vision for the future of business education,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. “We are honored to recognize Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management as they lead by example – emphasizing their own areas of expertise and embracing collaborative approaches – all while addressing critical issues to drive social change.”
Now in its fourth year, the Innovations That Inspire challenge has highlighted more than 100 business school efforts that exemplify forward-looking approaches to education, research, community engagement or outreach, and leadership. To date, members of AACSB’s Business Education Alliance have shared more than 800 innovations, creating a robust repository in AACSB’s DataDirect system to inform and inspire fellow members and the industry.
For an overview of all featured innovations, visit aacsb.edu/innovations-that-inspire.
About AACSB International
As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to almost 1,700 member organizations, and over 800 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. The global organization has offices located in Tampa, Florida, USA; Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Singapore. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.