(LONDON – Tuesday 11th September 2012)The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), supported by Hult International Business School, today launched the inaugural Business Professor of the Year Award.

The award aims to recognise and reward the professors that have challenged, influenced, and inspired students in business education. An expert panel of judges from around the world will select a shortlist of four professors to compete in a live teach-off event in London, where students and alumni will vote to determine the winner.

The judges will be looking for professors that have gone above and beyond to help their students on the path to future success, and identifying the teaching qualities that will help the next generation of leaders address the world’s challenges with ever more agility, independent thought and imagination.

The panel is comprised of William Ridgers, Business Education Editor, The Economist; Peter Felix, President, The Association of Executive Search Consultants; Astrid Tuminez, former Vice-Dean of Executive Education, National University of Singapore; John Beck, Managing Director, Hult Labs; and Adrian Wooldridge, Management Editor, The Economist.

Adrian Wooldridge comments: “The EIU are delighted to launch this prestigious award in a bid to recognise the professors that have made a significant difference to student’s educational success. The international award will reveal the unique qualities shared by the most successful professors, and help understand what underpins outstanding teaching that prepares students for today’s challenging working environment.”

President Dr. Stephen Hodges, Hult International Business School said: “We are pleased to be working with the EIU in search for professors with the ability to energize a new generation of managers.” He added, “We need managers that can effectively and creatively deal with the issues arising from today’s fast-paced business world, and professors who have proven methods for teaching the next generation of leaders.”

Nominations are accepted from September 11, 2012 – October 19, 2012. To find out more, visit www.businessprofessoraward.com


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