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University of Aberdeen Business School

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The University of Aberdeen Business School sponsors the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year category.

About the University of Aberdeen Business School:

  • 37th in the Times Higher global rankings for ‘international outlook’, and second highest Scottish university
  • A university ranked consistently among the top 1% of the world's universities
  • 55th out of 750 world universities (top university in Scotland) for research performance (based on the proportion of research appearing in the top 10% of international journals) - CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015
  • 76% of research assessed through the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF14) is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • Scotland's third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK founded 1495
  • Five Nobel Laureates are associated with the University of Aberdeen
  • 6th in the UK for success in commercialising research through spin-out companies (latest Praxis Unico survey)
  • Library in top 10 for 'spell-binding university libraries in the world' (The Independent)
  • Outstanding sports facilities include Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatic Centre
  • Community of 120 nationalities, with 14,500 students: 49% men 51% women, and 12% mature undergraduates
  • Aberdeen is named as Scotland's safest university city (Complete University Guide)

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Professor Bryan McGregor, Executive Dean Business School said:

The University of Aberdeen Business School is delighted to support local entrepreneurship and business excellence by sponsoring the ‘Emerging Entrepreneur’ category at the Elevator Awards 2017.  We are committed to developing the next generation of business leaders through our broad range of degree programmes, and our sponsorship of this award is a testament to our commitment towards encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.  Aberdeen and the North-East of Scotland is a region with a strong track record in business success and is home to a range of multinational corporations.  For decades the University has played a key role in this success story, working with businesses to develop programmes that are relevant to their needs and which instil in our graduates with a clear understanding of the values of leadership and innovation.