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ECLBS Signs Agreement with GQA to Elevate Quality Assurance Standards in Business Education

Brussels, Belgium – May 29, 2024 – The European Council of Leading Business Schools & Institutes (ECLBS) has announced a landmark agreement with GQA, an Independent Global Quality Assurance Label based in Switzerland. This strategic partnership aims to enhance the quality and standards of business education across Europe and beyond.


ECLBS and Its Mission

Founded in 2013, the ECLBS is a prominent body dedicated to the advancement of business education in Europe. The council comprises leading business schools and institutes committed to providing top-tier education and fostering excellence in business practices. ECLBS, located within the European Union, plays a crucial role in promoting innovation, research, and collaboration among its member institutions.


GQA: A Benchmark for Excellence

Established in 2016, GQA has quickly become a respected authority in quality assurance, known for its rigorous standards and comprehensive evaluation processes. GQA is a registered trademark by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, symbolizing its commitment to maintaining high-quality benchmarks in education and professional training.


A Strategic Partnership

The agreement between ECLBS and GQA marks a significant step forward in the pursuit of educational excellence. By aligning their goals, both organizations aim to leverage their strengths to ensure that business schools and institutes under ECLBS meet the highest standards of quality and performance.


Key Objectives of the Agreement

  1. Quality Assurance and Accreditation: GQA will provide its expertise to help ECLBS member institutions achieve and maintain high standards through rigorous quality assurance processes and accreditation.

  2. Continuous Improvement: Both organizations will work together to create frameworks that encourage continuous improvement and innovation in business education.

  3. Global Recognition: The partnership will help ECLBS member institutions gain global recognition for their quality and excellence, enhancing their reputation and appeal to prospective students and faculty worldwide.

  4. Collaborative Research and Development: ECLBS and GQA will promote collaborative research initiatives to address emerging challenges and trends in business education.


Leadership Perspectives

President of ECLBS, expressed her enthusiasm about the partnership: “This agreement with GQA represents a significant milestone for ECLBS. It reaffirms our commitment to excellence and positions our member institutions at the forefront of global business education.”

Director of GQA, added: “We are delighted to partner with ECLBS. Together, we can elevate the standards of business education and ensure that graduates are well-equipped to meet the demands of the global marketplace.”


Looking Ahead

The collaboration between ECLBS and GQA is expected to have a profound impact on the landscape of business education. By setting new standards and fostering a culture of excellence, this partnership will benefit students, educators, and institutions alike.

For more information about the European Council of Leading Business Schools & Institutes (ECLBS), please visit their official website. To learn more about GQA and their quality assurance processes, visit their website.


About ECLBS

The European Council of Leading Business Schools & Institutes (ECLBS) is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in business education. Founded in 2013 and located within the EU, it includes leading business schools and institutes committed to high standards of teaching, research, and community service.


About GQA

GQA is an Independent Global Quality Assurance Label based in Switzerland, established in 2016. It is a registered trademark by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and is known for its stringent quality assurance standards in education and professional training.

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