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GIBS Professor Adrian Saville wins CEEMAN Championship Award for teaching

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) economics professor Adrian Saville has won the 2014 CEEMAN Champions Teaching Excellence Award for outstanding achievement by an individual faculty member.

He received the award at the 22nd CEEMAN Annual Conference held in Budapest, Hungary, recently. Launched in 2010, the CEEMAN Champion Awards recognise and promote outstanding achievements of faculty, management and staff from CEEMAN member institutions in the categories of teaching, research, institutional management and responsible management education.

CEEMAN is an international management development association established in 1993 with the aim of accelerating growth in quality of management development in Europe. It is now a global network of management and development institutions interested in the quality of education and innovations in this field. The institute has more than 210 institutional and individual members from over 50 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

The nominations were reviewed against the well-established CEEMAN Championship Awards criteria which particularly favour achievements that bring in diversity, creativity and innovation while contributing to business practice and knowledge in the local environment as well as to the institutional vision and strategy. Professor Saville who has had a huge impact on his students, especially those on the Financial Times ranked GIBS Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme uses a multi-modal pedagogy teaching approach, one that blends several teaching methods and integrates entrepreneurship in the classroom.

Commenting on Saville’s win, Professor Nicola Kleyn, deputy dean at GIBS, said: “It goes without saying that Adrian is a world-class professor worthy of this international recognition. With his exceptional academic and business career, as well as his teaching talents, we believe this win is well deserved. There is also no doubt that having one of GIBS’ leading faculty awarded such a recognition has reaffirmed GIBS’ international standing, both for our MBA programme as well as the business school as a whole.”

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