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Professor Neal Ashkanasy, Professor of Management at UQ Business School, has been recognised as one of the world’s leading social scientists by an influential UK academic body.
Professor Ashkanasy has been made a member of the London-based Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of his work. He is one of nearly 40 academics to be awarded the title of Academician this year of which only two are from outside the UK. The title recognises prominent academics or those who are leaders in their field.
Professor Cary Cooper, chair of the Academy, said of this year’s new members: "The voice of the social sciences grows ever stronger by bringing together the outstanding social scientists of our time.”
Professor Ashkanasy is an expert in organisational behaviour and is recognised as being partly responsible for the “affective revolution", an acknowledgement that human behaviour cannot be properly understood without taking account of motives, attitudes, moods, and emotions.
About UQ Business School
The University of Queensland Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and amongst the leading institutions worldwide. Based in Brisbane, it brings together over 130 subject experts with over 7,000 students and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs and executive education across the range of business disciplines.
UQ Business School is renowned internationally for the quality of its research and also provides contract research and consultancy services to organisations throughout the world. The teaching – research – consultancy loop is central to its success, ensuring that the school maintains its position at the forefront of academic knowledge while staying closely attuned to modern business requirements. For further information see www.business.uq.edu.au
- UQ Business School was the first in Australia to meet the standards of the world’s two most influential accrediting bodies - the US-based AACSB International and Europe’s EQUIS.
- It is ranked in the world’s top 50 universities for executive education by the Financial Times.
- Its MBA program is rated in the top 50 worldwide by The Economist and in the top two in Australia by the AFR’s BOSS Magazine.
- The MBA course has been awarded the highest possible rating of five stars for seven years running by Australia’s most influential rating body, the GMAA.
- The school was classed as above world standard in its 4 major fields of business research in the Australian government’s ERA assessment