Funding to kick-start new joint initiatives announced by Sauder School of Business and Copenhagen Business School


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The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and the Copenhagen Business Schoolannounced today that they will strengthen their strategic partnership by creating a $400,000 fund to support collaboration. The new money, contributed equally by both institutions, is the first installment to the fund targeted at jump starting joint research and teaching initiatives at the schools.

This announcement follows the signing of a partnership agreement between Sauder and CBS in June in Copenhagen, which identified areas of intended collaboration, including curricula development, the delivery of executive education, faculty research, doctoral supervision and the development of new teaching and learning platforms.

“Sauder is extremely pleased to build on our already fruitful partnership with CBS by providing the monetary support it needs to flourish,” said Daniel Muzyka, dean of the Sauder School of Business. “This fund will further enable the free flow of ideas between Sauder and one of Europe’s key business schools, moving us closer to our goal of becoming a global centre of excellence for business research and teaching.”

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As the first initiative under the new alliance, a group of students from the  EMBA in Health Care program offered by Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School travelled to Copenhagen from August 21 to 26 to take part in the Sauder-CBS EMBA in Health Care European Exchange Initiative. Participants were provided with an intensive program of on-site lectures and gained a working knowledge of Danish health care delivery systems, policies and management styles.

“Our collaboration with Sauder is a strategic priority for CBS and we see the new fund as a significant step in developing our partnership,” said Alan Irwin, acting president and dean of research at the Copenhagen School of Business. “The fund accelerates and simplifies the movement of people, and will generate new research and the exchange of knowledge. We are confident that this will further enhance learning to benefit students in Denmark and British Columbia.”

Building on an active 16-year exchange partnership, the strategic alliance between Sauder and CBS is motivated by shared values and a similar academic culture. Having mutual interests in the development of innovative business models, the schools are working together across a range of emerging disciplines, including the integration of business and design principles, creative enterprise development and sustainable business.

About the Sauder School of Business:
The Sauder School of Business is one of the world’s leading academic business schools. Located in Vancouver, the school provides a global business perspective informed by its location at Canada’s gateway to the Pacific Rim. The school maintains an international reputation for excellence in research, and has led Canadian business schools in grants and citations in major academic journals for more than a decade. With over 100 highly-regarded academics from around the globe, Sauder enjoys worldwide recognition for its excellence in research, teaching and outreach.

About the Copenhagen Business School:
Copenhagen Business School is home to about 18,000 students and has an annual intake of about 1,500 exchange students. With this number of students, as well as around 550 full-time researchers and 900 administrative employees, CBS is among the largest business schools in Europe. CBS’s overall strategy is to put learning into focus, to contribute more to society and to strengthen the region and engage globally.