The Dean's Message

Professor Paolo Volpin

Dear all,

While 2020 has brought its challenges to all of us, we can still reflect on a successful 12 months and look forward to the New Year.

At a time when so many of us are adapting to new ways of life, the Business School has displayed impressive resilience. We have continued to produce top research for leading academic journals across all fields, informed business leaders with cutting-edge insights, and contributed to policy and discussion around a global response to the pandemic.

The quality of our teaching has remained strong in the face of adversity as well. We maintained our position within the top ten Business Schools in London and the UK in the Financial Times’ recent MBA rankings, and my thanks go to all our dedicated colleagues for their tremendous work in developing the facilities for online learning and delivering it so efficiently in such a short space of time.

Thinking ahead, we have much to look forward to in 2021.

The process of finding a new name for our Business School that is reflective of the values we share is well underway. This will be concluded before the start of the 2021/22 academic year, giving us a fresh and forward-thinking identity.

Wherever you are spending your winter break, take extra care and stay safe.

Season’s greetings and a Happy New Year to all!

Paolo