AMS and the University of Antwerp join forces in an international Center of Excellence on transport and logistics
The transport and logistics industry is under increasing pressure to provide sustainable solutions to global challenges such as climate change. To meet this demand, the industry can now rely upon the joint Center of Excellence of Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp. More than ever before, Antwerp will thus become the hub of top-notch academic research and future-proof master's programs on supply chain, transport and logistics.
The new rating “Positive Impact Rating for Business Schools” (PIR) is a clear indication that preparing young people for a successful career has taken on a broader meaning. Business schools are now also expected to have a positive impact on the world. Given its baseline “Opening minds to impact the world”, Antwerp Management School (AMS) has already long understood this. And it is now officially confirmed by the results of PIR, which were announced today at the World Economic Forum in Davos: AMS is one of the three European business schools that are ranked as “transforming schools”.
How can we restructure or reorganize education to ensure that management education and business can co-create the sustainable business models that we need? These represent some of the questions and challenges that professor Frans Melissen and professor Lars Moratis will focus on as new Chairs on Management Education for Sustainability.
Companies, organizations, universities and the Province of Antwerp endorse the Antwerp Partnership for Sustainability with their signatures.
Sustainability is in today, or better: sustainability is a necessity. Our economy and society cannot simply grow without respect for people and the environment. But what does 'sustainable development' mean and above all: how do you tackle it? In 2019, the 'Antwerp Partnership for Sustainability' (APS) took a number of important steps towards achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By financing several chairs in 2019 and 2020, APS is perpetuating its plans for the future, reaching out to new partners.
At December 9, 2019, the Financial Times published the European Business Schools ranking. AMS climbs 3 places to ranking 46 and strengthens its top 50 position.