Message of the President, December 14th, 2016

Dear friends and colleagues,


As the festive season approaches, I hope you are all looking forward to some rest and relaxation with family and friends. It was a pleasure to see many of you in Amsterdam in May and I hope to see old friends and new at our 2017 conference in Moscow on May 26 and 27. Please find details on the ECBE website, together with information about the pre-conference Seminar and opportunities to present a paper at the conference. Please also share this with colleagues in your own and other institutions.

2016 was a year of transition for ECBE. Bryan Holden stepped down as Executive Director. We wish him well as he looks forward to retirement in Switzerland and South Africa and we welcome Jacques Bouche as our new Executive Director, based in Brussels. Jacques’ presence there is particularly significant as ECBE strives to gain recognition from ENQA: an objective which is supported by your Board and endorsed by the Membership in Amsterdam.

In order to have the necessary resources for this and other global initiatives, the Board has approved an increase in Membership fees to 1200 Euros from January 2017. Jacques will be sending invoices soon and prompt payment is appreciated.

It remains for me to extend my warmest best wishes to you and your families and colleagues for 2017.  Please stay in touch and follow ECBE on social media.

Season’s greetings!


Ray Hilditch

December 14th, 2016



ECBE's 2019 Conference


Digital transformations
in Business Education
Brussels, May 24th - May 25th, 2019

Pre conference seminar:
ENQA Registration and ECBE 2.0:
Future Oriented Accreditation
in a Global Perspective
Brussels, May 23rd, 2019

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ENQA registration process

  • 28/05/2019: EQAR confirms that the application by ECBE for inclusion on the Register is eligible
  • 14/05/2019: ECBE submits the application for EQAR registration
  • 15/04/2019: ENQA and ECBE agree on the full membership time-line; contract is signed
  • 14/01/2019: The General Meetings in Brussels approve the new Statutes
  • 27/12/2018: The BoD sends out answers on the questions and remarks from Members regarding the new Statutes
  • 04/12/2018: The BoD convokes the Special and Extraordinary General Meetings to discuss and agree upon the new Statutes 
  • 30/11/2018: The BoD agreed on the new Statutes of the Agency, in line with ENQA regulations

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Important decisions

  • 07/06/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.2
  • 25/05/2019: The BoD prolongs the contract with the DoA and the DoFA for a period of 3 years
  • 25/05/2019: The BoD confirms Paris as the location for the Annual Conference 2020, May 2020
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.0
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD approves the Stage0 procedure about Membership of Members with programmes notified for accreditation
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD welcomes Prof. Marc Van Gastel, Belgium, as the key-note speaker at the Annual Conference
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD confirms the status of Member with Programmes Notified for Accreditation of Swiss School of Higher Education
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD confirms the status of Member with Programmes Notified for Accreditation of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

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