University of Sussex Business School awarded international EQUIS accreditation
The University of Sussex Business School has been accredited by EQUIS, the leading international assessment system for the management and business higher education sector, managed and run by the EFMD.
This achievement recognises the high standards and quality in both research and teaching achieved by the Business School in its development over the last ten years, and builds on the University’s historical excellence in the fields of economics and science policy research. The awarding of accreditation demonstrates the School’s international standing and corporate connections, alongside its strong standards in ethics, corporate responsibility and sustainability.
Dean and Head of the Business School, Professor Steven McGuire, said:
“Gaining EQUIS accreditation is a fantastic achievement; we are a relatively new Business School, although one built on firm academic and research foundations across our departments.
“Accreditation highlights our distinctive, worldwide reputation in innovation, energy and sustainability, science and technology policy, and our expertise in understanding the relationship between business, public policy and civil society. EQUIS also recognises our strengths as a Business School and the impact of our research to solve real world problems, forming part of our Sussex vision to create a better university for a better world.
“We look forward to working alongside institutions within the EQUIS network, and continuing our Business School journey in line with EQUIS recommendations.”
The University of Sussex Business School is home to major research centres for energy and sustainability research, international trade and, from 2020 a major research centre, Digital Futures at Work, in collaboration with University of Leeds.
EQUIS was created in 1997 and as of October 2019, 187 business schools have been awarded EQUIS, with 44 countries represented among the accredited schools.