School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University Ranked Eleventh among Chinese Business Schools in Eduniversal Best Business Schools

From November 8th to 12th, 2017, the tenth global annual meeting of Eduniversal World Convention was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, attended by more than 120 best business schools¡¯ deans, business educators, academics and many other professionals from nearly 50 countries and regions over the world. The convention awarded the Top 3 Best Business Schools per geographical zone together with the Eduniversal Palms of Excellence. Our school, since the participation in 2015, again obtained the honor of the World Excellent Business School after the vote of the deans from global business schools, ranking 11th among our counterparts in mainland China.

The convention is a five day event that incorporates keynote speeches, panel sessions, cooperation and exchange of the universities and schools, awarding ceremony, cultural communication activities and so on. The delegates, separately the theme of Findings on the future of management education in the Middle East and North Africa, Strategy and Future Vision for Education in the UAE, The start-up model as a key element for programmes, Closing gender gap through entrepreneurship: Women in Business, New world map of student mobility: the challenges ahead, How to train responsible managers?, etc., made lectures and round-table conversations. And during the face-to-face talk and global business schools exhibition section, delegates from different business schools gathered together and discussed topics like the global cooperation and international communication of business education. What¡¯s more, the delegates and guests also visited American University in the Emirates and the local famous enterprises, participating a series activities of characteristic cultural communications.

On behalf of our school, associate dean Hua Guowei and Liu Dujuan of Marketing Office attended this convention. Having conducted in-depth communication and exchange with deans, delegates and scholars from various business schools around the world, our representatives shared the experience in cooperation projects and the views regarding to the development trend of business schools and reached preliminary cooperation intention with nearly 10 business schools, including Lisbon University Institute, IMT Dubai, and School of Knowledge Economy and Management.

Eduniversal is the most authoritative ranking agency in Europe and is known worldwide for its fair, transparent and well-defined international criteria. Being the world¡¯s most famous and professional ranking and service provider of global business schools, Eduniversal annually invites 1,000 deans of business school to vote for the ranking list of global business schools covering more than 150 countries across the world. In Eduniversal¡¯s rating system, there are Dean¡¯s Vote based on the level-rating comparison among different geographical zones and also Palms rating based on the comparison within one zone and country, classifying 5 leagues for business schools and the number of Palms represent different leagues. 5 Palms is the highest level, showing the school¡¯s huge influence upon the world. For instance, business schools of universities like Harvard,Yale and London Business School all belongs to 5 Palms league. As to our school, with 3 Palms, we have been rated as the eleventh among our counterparts in mainland China and accredited as a business school with certain influence in the world.