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The marriage of TEF and REF – can research quality be an answer to better teaching and international standing?

By Professor George Saridakis The recent results of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) provide some useful insights about teaching quality in United Kingdom universities. Unquestionably teaching is a critical function of higher education institutions and an integral part of academic duties and life. Alongside the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the TEF can help universities to re-...

29 June 2017Read More

QS World University Rankings name Kingston University a top global institution for business courses

Kingston University has been named among the top 100 institutions in Europe for business and management in the prestigious annual QS World University Rankings. The courses, offered at Kingston Business School, were featured in the 251–300 band internationally - placing them among the best 40 in the United Kingdom. The recognition for the University's business courses follows hot on the heels of...

12 April 2017Read More

Public policy leading to poverty among self-employed, Kingston Business School professor warns in awarding-winning paper

Professor John Kitching’s paper, entitled 'Is Public Policy to Blame for Poverty Self-employment?' focuses on the income of self-employed workers and questions the commonly held premise that the rising number of people working for themselves in the United Kingdom is necessarily a good thing for individuals or the national economy. The paper won the International Small Business Journal Best Paper...

03 February 2017Read More

Italy adopts gender-neutral HPV vaccination programme, citing study by Kingston University health economics expert

Research by a leading health economics expert from Kingston Business School has played a key role in persuading Italy to introduce free mandatory vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) for all 12-year-old boys and girls.  Professor Giampiero Favato has been part of a multidisciplinary research programme working to assess the cost and benefits of a gender-neutral HPV vaccination...

30 January 2017Read More

Kingston Business School joins elite group of 5 per cent of top institutions worldwide awarded prestigious AACSB accreditation

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions awarded prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world’s business schools. AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for...

11 August 2016Read More

Professor Audley Genus plays leading role in securing €3.2m European Union research funding for project to help tackle climate change

A leading academic from Kingston University’s Business School has helped secure €3.2m of European Union funding for a three-year research project to help tackle climate change as part of a 10 partner international consortium. YTL Professor of Innovation and Technology Management Audley Genus played a key role in securing the funding – of which Kingston University has been awarded more than 430,...

25 July 2016Read More

Comment: Brexit or Bremain - A question still open?

Now Britain has voted to leave the EU, Professor George Saridakis examines the post-referendum landscape. A referendum forms an integral part of a democratic system. It is a valuable instrument which citizens can use to; influence policy, change or reinforce an existing stance and, ultimately, carve new paths and destinies. On Thursday 23 June the British voters decided to leave the European...

12 July 2016Read More

Business School Professor calls on Minister of Health to implement cost-effective HPV vaccination for boys

Professor Giampiero Favato of Kingston University's Business School has delivered a letter to the Minister of Health, published in The Times, from clinicians, scientists and academics arguing for the extension of the national HPV vaccination programme to include adolescent boys. Professor Favato established the cost-effectiveness of gender-neutral vaccinations, which have been shown to reduce the...

12 July 2016Read More

New research explores the UK freelance workforce

Professor John Kitching of Kingston Business School’s Small Business Research Centre has produced a new report examining the role of freelance workers in the UK economy. Commissioned by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), the research continues from work done in 2008, identifying trends arising since the global economic crisis of 2008–2009 and the subsequent...

12 July 2016Read More

Kingston Marketing PhD graduate wins international award for PhD thesis

A recent Kingston Business School marketing PhD graduate, Dr Benedetta Crisafulli, has won the European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA) 2016 Thesis Competition Award for her doctoral thesis entitled 'Customer Perceptions of Service Guarantee Policies and Employee Behaviour: The Role of Justice, Signaling and Attributions'. EDAMBA is a reputed international...

28 June 2016Read More

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