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Prof. Nithin Noria, Dean
Harvard Business School (USA)
5 Palmes of Excellence

“I regret that I am not able to be there in person with you to accept this wonderful award from Eduniversal. I thank you on behalf of everyone at Harvard Business School. We are grateful for this recognition for doing what we truly love to do which is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. That is our mission and our purpose. It’s why we exist.

We believe that our mission has never been more important than it is today at the dawn of the Global Century. As we think about the most difficult and exciting issues facing the world, we must continue to set our sights high. Globalization has profound implications for the types of students we admit, what we teach them, and the careers they choose when they graduate. It has profound implications as well for our faculty and their research. Our challenge is to ensure that Harvard Business School is responsive to the realities of this new century. That we think, act and operate as a global institution. That we respond to the societal challenges in the world – be they sustainability, healthcare, well-functioning markets, the digital revolution, or poverty. And that we work across traditional boundaries to make meaningful progress in addressing those challenges.

Delivering on our mission in this more global environment will call for innovation in everything we do. Yet even as we explore new ways of doing things, we will not lose sight of the elements of the Harvard Business School experience that have defined us for many years: a student-centered and transformational learning environment, skilled and passionate faculty who care deeply about developing ideas that have power in practice, in the classroom, and in the academy, and a residential community and campus. While we embrace change, we remain resolute about continuity, knowing that we have a very strong platform on which to build and thousands of alumni who are making a positive difference in the world each and every day.

Thank you again for this award.”

Mr. Guillermo Nanni, Chief Communications Officer
IAE Business School (Argentina)
4 Palmes of Excellence

“On behalf of those who work daily in the IAE Business School, thank you for this award to the deans who have voted, members of the scientific committee of Eduniversal and all who make it possible to organize this gala dinner Eduniversal World Convention, the place to be for the best 1,000 business schools worldwide.

It’s an honor to be within the Top 3 Business Schools of Latin America and in the Top 27 Business Schools worldwide, which have distinguished themselves In their respective zone by the best recommendation rate from the Deans across the world.

We think that this recognition is the result of the prestige that distinguishes us and especially reflected in our key Strengths.”

Mme Pejay Belland, Director of Marketing
INSEAD (France)
5 Palmes of Excellence

“INSEAD is happy to be ranked respectively number 1 and number 6 in Western Europe for its MBA and EMBA Programmes and thanks the jury for their consideration.  We are honoured to be considered as one of the top three business schools in Western Europe.”

Prof. Peter Todd, Dean
McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management (Canada)
5 Palmes of Excellence

“ Thank you to Eduniversal for placing our Faculty among the Top 3 Excellent Business Schools in North America. This honour is a testament to our Faculty’s high degree of internalization, and the strength of our programs, students, and professors.

We are not a typical business school in that we approach education and research from a management perspective, not just a business perspective.

Our students, graduates, and research initiatives contribute across all levels of society, in innovative and diverse ways beyond the traditional understanding of business or commerce.

Our view is that an interdisciplinary, integrated and global approach to learning and research is the key to developing broad-minded, responsible and successful managers and leaders. We encourage and guide our students to appreciate collaborative problem-solving and to develop innovative solutions that are more likely to solve the world’s most pressing and complex issues.

Our International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) program is a great example of our global, holistic approach. The program uses the classroom as a thoughtful and ongoing forum to address and advance key issues in the field of health care worldwide. The IMHL is cross-disciplinary, cross-border, and cross-experience, with an emphasis on comparative perspectives from people with different starting points. Although a majority of the courses are based in Montreal, earlier this year, all participants of the program completed a module here in Bangalore, at the Institute for Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine.

Another example of how we integrate a strong global perspective to teaching activities would be the Hot Cities of the World Tour, an annual course in which Desautels undergraduate students visit countries around the world known to be the hotbeds of economics, culture and national competitiveness. In 2011, the course brought the students to India, where they initiated a social media campaign to raise nearly $18,000 for a local charity called Nanhi Kali, which provides primary education to underprivileged Indian female children.

On the subject of community leadership, last month, a group of Desautels MBA students won the 2013 Hult Prize and $1 million in start-up funding for their social enterprise. With the competition’s challenge centered on the global food crisis, the Desautels team promoted the consumption of insects as a viable food source for the 200 million people living in urban slums around the world. These are just some examples of our Faculty’s many and varied initiatives and accomplishments.

Ultimately, our greatest return on investment comes from the achievements and contributions of its students, professors and alumni—not just toward business, but toward the societies in which they live.

Thank you, once again, for this remarkable distinction. “

Dr. Sherif KAMEL, Dean
American University in Cairo School of Business (Egypt)
5 Palmes of Excellence

“On behalf of The American University in Cairo’s School of Business Dean, faculty and staff it is a great honor to receive this award from Eduniversal. Achieving this award helps us illustrate our school’s position as a leading school in our region, The Middle East and Africa.

The American University in Cairo is the leading liberal arts university in heart of the Middle East. We at the AUC School of Business view our mission in life as developers of principled and innovative business leaders that will positively shape the industry and business in our region; leaders who will exert a positive social impact beyond the boundaries of their own corporations.

Since 2009 we have embarked on a journey to create a globally recognized leading business school connecting regions of the world. A central theme of this journey is internationalization. Since then, we have been pursuing academic excellence in teaching, research and service to equip our graduates to become business leaders. Our Alumni are business leaders in Egypt and some are business leaders in Europe and the USA.

In 2009 the school was re-launched as a separate school with accounting, management and economic departments. Proper mechanisms for governance were established, including an international School Advisory Board. Furthermore, we started to aggressively attract high caliber culturally-diverse faculty and students. In spite of the current turmoil in Egypt, we managed in the last year to introduce new programs, such as our EMBA and the Masters of Finance. We also launched the School of Business quarterly magazine, The AUC Business Review. Our students have participated, in increasing numbers and with improved performance, in international events such as case and business plan competitions; and were participating in student exchange programs with leading global universities. We started an incubation lab for new startups under our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program,

The turmoil in Egypt is expected to end soon, and we at the AUC School of Business are very optimistic about the future of Egypt, the role we expect to play in this bright future, and the positive social impact we are posed to exert through our faculty, and through our students and alumni.

In the end, I thank Eduniversal again for the award and for a very fruitful cooperation.”

Prof. Asher Tishler, Dean
Tel Aviv University (Israel)
5 Palmes of Excellence

“Dear Colleagues, Organizers and Participants in the 2013 Eduniversal Conference, It gave us much pleasure to learn that you have selected the Recanati Business School, Tel Aviv University as one of the three leading business schools of our region, Eurasia and the Middle East.

Conceiving of business education as the ongoing pursuit of excellence we strive to provide our faculty and students with the environment that allows them to make the most of themselves and become the best scholars, mentors and business professionals. This is no easy task, but your recognition is meaningful to us, confirming the value of the efforts we make to achieve these goals.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to participate in the Conference this year, but we would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to the Conference organizers and express our appreciation for this important initiative. With all good wishes for a productive and pleasant event.”

Mrs Marietjie Wepener, Deputy Director
University of Stellenbosh Business School (South Africa)
5 Palmes of Excellence

“The University of Stellenbosch Business School is one of a fortunate few on the continent of Africa (and the world, for that matter) with three international accreditations – EQUIS, AMBA and the AACSB. The latest accreditation – the AACSB – was awarded to the school in December 2012. As was the case with the first two accreditations, Stellenbosch was the first business school of an African-born university to receive the AACSB, and thus also the “triple crown”.

Stellenbosch Business School will reach another major milestone next year, when it will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Since its inception in 1964, the school has produced close to 4 500 MBA graduates. Many of these alumni are working in all parts of the globe in executive and other senior positions, where they are making significant contributions.

Stellenbosch Business School has been involved with and has taken part in the activities of EDUNIVERSAL since the inception of these awards. The school actively supports the methodology used, which is based on peer-reviewed evaluations.

Ladies, and gentlemen, it is my privilege to receive this prestigious award on behalf of Stellenbosch Business School and all its stakeholders - its staff, students, alumni, its university and business and other partners.”

Mr. Greg Whittred, Dean
The University of Auckland Business School (New Zealand)
5 Palmes of Excellence

“To Mr. Martial Guiette, Eduniversal CEO and Founder, to the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee and to each of you here tonight let me extend a warm greeting from the faculty, staff and students at the University of Auckland Business School.

Being selected as one of Oceania’s Top 3 Business Schools by the globally respected Eduniversal is a great honour and a testament to the dedicated service and professionalism of Auckland’s academic and professional staff.

It’s heartening to know that the tyranny of distance so often associated with New Zealand does not hinder recognition of the great work done at the University of Auckland and the accomplishments of our graduates.

Congratulations to all the winners. Being included in this select group is something of which we can all be proud. “

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