Do you know what responsible management education is? BGE embarks on such a project

Tar Gábor | 2023-02-14
Budapest Business School (BGE) is the only Hungarian higher education institution to be included in the latest programme of the UN-supported PRME initiative. As part of the programme, the university, which has been selected as a PRME Champion, will work with 46 other business and management schools around the world on projects to develop responsible management education.

The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative was founded in 2007 as a platform to promote sustainability and help business students understand sustainability. Budapest Business School joined the PRME network in 2017.

This year, BGE was the only Hungarian higher education institution to be selected by the PRME Secretariat as a PRME Champion, along with 46 other business schools from around the world. The aim of the PRME Champions is to play a leading role in the development of management education in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, BGE said in a statement.

The lichen wall with the university’s name can be seen in the lobby of the BGE Faculty of Finance and Accountancy (Photo: BGE)

According to the PRME website, two other Hungarian universities are members of the network. Corvinus University of Budapest joined the initiative in 2010 and the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Pécs (PTE) in 2020.

Three Hungarian universities in QS sustainability ranking

We reported earlier that three Hungarian universities were included in the global sustainability ranking of the London-based QS. The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) achieved the best result after being ranked 341-360 in a list of 700 universities from around the world. The list looked at sustainability from an environmental and social perspective. Of these, BME was ranked in the top 200 universities for environmental sustainability. The other two Hungarian institutions in the ranking are the University of Szeged and ELTE.

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