Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark has become the second institution in mainland Europe to be accredited by Advance HE to award Fellowships to its staff. It follows ESIC Business and Marketing School in Madrid, Spain, in being able to confer awards following successful completion of a training programme.
The accreditation comes after working with Advance HE over the past year to ensure the programme meets the requirements of Descriptor 2 of the UK Professional Standards Framework. Advance HE have also worked with CBS to support staff towards Senior Fellowship recognition and is also working with the institution to recognise a group of its instructional designers and learning support staff to apply for Associate Fellowship in recognition of their support of learning and teaching.
CBS was founded in 1917 and now is one of the largest business schools in Europe, with over 20,000 students. It now has 12 recognised Fellows including seven Senior Fellows following the aforementioned programme. The Fellowship scheme itself continues to go from strength to strength and there are now nearly 150,000 Fellows recognised across the globe.
Professor (MSO) Thyra Uth Thomson, Senior Fellow and Academic Director of HETEP said: “We are delighted that the Higher Education Teaching Excellence Programme has been accredited by Advance HE, giving us the ability to recognise the development of our teaching staff.
“It is also a demonstration of our commitment to supporting internationally-benchmarked, quality education and providing a world class learning experience for our students.”
Ian Hall, Advance HE’s Head of Membership (International), said: “Accreditation is a fantastic way for Advance HE to support quality learning and teaching, as well as staff development, across the globe. We are delighted to be able to accredit the HETEP programme at CBS and support their commitment towards high quality higher education for the future.”