News from Umeå School of Business and Economics

First edition of new innovation program completed

During the end of Spring, Maira Babri has run an innovation program focusing on sustainability and digitalization. The program is set up for companies in the construction sector.

Agneta Marell appointed as new President at Jönköping University

Agneta Marell, Professor in Business Administration at Umeå School of Business and Economics, will become President at Jönköping University. The decision was taken by the Jönköping University Governing Board on 1 June.

Umeå School of Business and Economics Graduation Ceremony 2017

On June 2nd at 16:30 it's time for the Umeå School of Business and Economics annual Graduation Ceremony in Aula Nordica.

Funding to USBE

We congratulate Professor Gauthier Lanot, Professor Thomas Aronsson and Professor Magnus Wikström, Economics, and Professor Runar Brännlund, Economics and CERE for receiving external funding!

Three international honorary doctors at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Marco van Leeuwen, the Netherlands, Carol Bacchi, and Stewart R. Clegg, both from Australia, become the 2017 honorary doctors at Umeå University’s Faculty of Social Sciences.

RiseB:s annual thesis price in Sustainability and Business Ethics is awarded to Alexander Adolfsson Grimsen and Marie Åström, Umeå School of Business and Economics

The thesis entitled “Development Finance Institutions’ Effect on The Fund Manager’s Investment Decisions: Balancing Financial Performance Goals and Development Impact Objectives” will be awarded 25.000 SEK at Umeå School of Business and Economics’ graduation ceremony the 2nd of June. The jury wo...

Response regarding the air travel tax – “To wait and oppose is not the optimal choice”. RiseB:s Karl Bonnedahl et al., reply in Västerbottens Kuriren.

In their reply the authors, amongst other things, write that opposing well-intended actions creates a negative dynamic and that waiting cannot be optimal when the situation for the climate is critical.

RiseB:s Karl Bonnedahl participates in a new book entitled: “Sustainability and Peaceful Coexistence for the Antropocene”

The book has been edited by Pasi Heikkurinen, researcher at Leeds Sustainability Research Institute and is published by Routledge.

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