April 21, 2020

Media Release: AACSB International Recognises the Swinburne CSI Social Start Up Studio

Today, AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education network—recognises Swinburne University of Technology Business School among 25 business schools as highlights of its Innovations That Inspire member challenge.

An annual initiative, the challenge recognises institutions from around the world that serve as champions of change in the business education landscape. This year’s theme, “Catalysts for Innovation,” emphasises business education’s efforts to elevate entrepreneurial thinking and new business creation.

Swinburne Business School’s Centre for Social Impact is recognised for the Swinburne Social Start Up Studio, an initiative that works with early-stage social enterprises to develop and test ideas, building knowledge to strengthen the social enterprise ecosystem. This unique action-research approach brings together community, students, researchers, and business.

“The demand for innovation that engages experts across disciplines and addresses the needs of both local and global communities has never been more apparent than in these unprecedented times,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. "We are honoured to feature Swinburne Business School for its valuable role in elevating entrepreneurship through research, teaching, and community engagement.”

Now in its fifth year, the Innovations That Inspire challenge has highlighted more than 120 business school efforts that exemplify forward-looking approaches to education, research, community engagement or outreach, and leadership. In 2019, the CSI-Swinburne Respectful Relationships Education in Schools project was profiled in AACSB’s Innovations and Best Practices of business schools in the Asia-Pacific.

For an overview of all featured innovations, visit aacsb.edu/innovations-that-inspire.


About AACSB International

Established in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB is transforming business education for a better society at aacsb.edu.



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