Strathclyde Business School was named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016.
In the ‘Oscars for Education’, the Business School of the Year was awarded to the UK’s business school that demonstrated ‘the most outstanding overall performance during the 2014-15 academic year’. Performance against key performance indicators such as innovation, teaching, research, student experience, alumni relations and development was measured along with how the Business School has built partnerships with the local business community.
According to the judges, Strathclyde deserved praise for its academic success. It was rated first in Scotland and in the top 10 business schools in the UK for its research in the 2014 research excellence framework. The results showed that, in particular, its research was strong in terms of impact rating the research environment, for both academic and doctoral student communities, as joint first in the UK. “Strathclyde Business School has been innovative since its inception 50 years ago, responding to business and technological developments.” Events such as the Glasgow Business Summit and the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network demonstrate the Business School’s drive for excellence.
According to Professor David Hillier, Associate Principal & Executive Dean, the award recognises that:
“Strathclyde has built up strong and enduring links with business over the years – industry engagement is in our DNA. Our recent Small Business Charter Gold Award recognises our world-leading support for scaling Scottish firms through innovation and leadership. Strathclyde is proud of its ‘useful learning’ approach and this award recognises the work we put in to ensure our teaching and research is just that. We have a reputation as an innovative business school and we continue to work collaboratively with business to ensure we continue to be. This award is testimony to the hard work and dedication of all our Business School staff who ensure we continue to be a pioneering institution of global standing within a leading international technological university.”
What a great accolade and a challenge to better it for next year! You can find out who else won at the Times Higher Education Awards here.