Annual Report 2005

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Title: Annual Report 2005
Abstract: According to our vision, Hanken will by 2015 have consolidated its position as a leading, accredited university with international appeal. The year 2005 was an important year for achieving this vision. We obtained the targets that we had together set for our operations notwithstanding the pressure for changes in the Finnish academic community, which was stronger than ever before. One of the major achievements during the year was our success in engaging a growing number of people in our efforts to reach our common vision. Among the most important groups were the Hanken alumni, our new alliances, the recruitment of new researchers and teachers, our foreign students, and all the people who participated in the EQUIS accreditation process. We were also able to renew our manner of operating. This was achieved through, e.g. positive experiences from internal management training and new forms of co-operation with business life within the framework of research and development programmes financed by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology, Tekes. All who have participated in the process have contributed, and will contribute to the improvement of our opportunities to achieve our vision. Hanken's international character was consolidated in many respects. Our European quality accreditation, EQUIS, was renewed during the year. Hanken also arranged the first Hanken Day together with the alumni, in accordance with international examples. Participation was active, and we managed to create an unforgettable event for our alumni. Hanken & IFL Corporate Development was created in co-operation with the Stockholm School of Economics. The aim is to develop executive education of an internationally high standard for corporations. Hanken was the first university in Finland to introduce the so-called tenure track system. The aim is to recruit and maintain top researchers who have recently taken their doctor's degree and wish to research and educate students for global business and the international research community. The tenure track system will markedly consolidate Hanken's focus on its core areas. Over several decades, our internationalisation has to a great extent been based on the high-quality language studies that we offer and our students' excellent language skills. This also holds true today. The situation has, however, changed markedly, as the basis of the international nature of Hanken is today much broader than before. This is the basic precondition for success in competition with other leading universities of the world. We have both the ambition and preconditions for achieving these goals. Hanken can today be grateful for the concrete, strong and in fact unlimited commitment for achieving these goals. This opens a promising future for us. Marianne Stenius, Rector
Date: 2016-08-08

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