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Faculty growth supports public value strategy

12 April 2017

Cardiff Business School has made a significant investment in growing its academic faculty across two key disciplines.

Seven new lecturers have been appointed to the Economics and Accounting and Finance sections, supporting the School’s commitment to research excellence, continuous improvement in teaching provision and helping to realise its public value ambitions.

The School’s long history of teaching excellence has recently been recognised by several external stakeholders. It has been ranked in the top 100 (for Business Management and accounting and Finance) in the QS World University Rankings by Subject and the top 100 placement for Business and Economics in the 2016-2017 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings by subject.

The recruitment process was initiated in December 2016 and all lectureships have now been filled. The School welcomes:

  • Dr Davide Avino, Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
  • Dr Dennis de Widt, Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
  • Dr Sergey Popov, Lecturer in Economics
  • Dr Anna Kochanova, Lecturer in Economics
  • Dr Patrick Wongsa-Art, Lecturer in Economics
  • Dr Lars Boerner, Lecturer in Economics
  • Dr Andreas Tsopanakis, Lecturer in Economics

Appointees will join the School during August and September 2017, in anticipation of the new academic year.

Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School, said of the new appointments: “Cardiff Business School educates more than 3,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students annually. I look forward to welcoming this new contingent of outstanding academics to our community and look forward to the contributions they will make.”

He added: “This is the first time since the launch of our public value strategy, which is committed to delivering economic and social improvement through interdisciplinary teaching, research and governance, that we have explicitly included public value recruitment criteria in our role specifications. This is part of our drive to further embed public value into the School’s offering and culture.

“The new appointments will help us to advance our public value teaching and curricula, diversifying from that which is available at other institutions. We want our students to question the status quo, think differently, and provoke change, which benefits business and society, in their chosen fields.

“It’s an exciting time for the School and our new appointees will play a key role in shaping our future.”

Cardiff Business School’s progressive public value strategy was officially launched in late 2015 and sees the School’s resources directed towards promoting economic and social improvement, tackling major social issues through interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Read more about Cardiff Business School’s Public Value strategy and activities.

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