The Visiting Professor Programme (2009-13) contributes to our strategy of improving the international profile and competitiveness of the School of Business Economics and Law by increasing the share of international researchers within the faculty. It is also part of a long-term internationalisation strategy which involves building deeper relations with a number of esteemed universities and business schools around the world.
Visiting Professors serving on the programme are typically contracted for a three-year engagement, and typically work at the School for one month per academic term. By mid-2010 there were 22 visiting professors contracted to the programme and this will rise to about 30 by mid-2011. See here for a current list of visiting professors.
The Professors contribute in a wide variety of ways across all institutions and at all levels of research and education at the School. On the research side many have been involved in organising international conferences in collaboration with faculty members at the School, have established new collaborative research projects, and have co-authored academic articles with researchers at the School. At PhD level visiting professors have contributed both to teaching and supervision of our PhD candidates. The VPP is located administratively in the Graduate School and most of the visiting professors have either designed or delivered Masters courses at the Graduate School.
The Visiting Professors have also proved an asset in improving our relations with the local business community. Many have contributed to the School's Executive Education programme, delivered public lectures or responded to requests for senior level seminars from businesses in the West Sweden region.
The Visiting Professor Programme has been made possible thanks to generous contributions from the business community in West Sweden. The sponsors of the Visiting Professor Programme are: