Hanken’s new Areas of Strength are interdisciplinary
In December, the Board of Hanken decided on new Areas of Strength for the next five years. Defining Areas of Strength is a way to show which areas of research are particularly strong for Hanken.
Hanken’s four new Areas of Strength are Competition Economics and Service Strategy, Financial Management, Accounting and Governance, Responsible Organising, and Leading People for Growth and Well-being.
The new Areas of Strength have a clearer focus compared to the previous Areas of Strength, says Jaakko Aspara, Dean of Research and Innovation.
”The previous Areas of Strength were based on the names of the departments or subjects. This time around, we decided that the Areas of Strength may be interdisciplinary, or more focused sub-disciplines within the subjects or departments”, says Aspara.
Hanken’s new Areas of Strength are research areas whose research output is world-class. According to the strategy of the School, the research conducted is to be cutting-edge, in particular in the Areas of Strength. The Areas of Strength clearly indicate to all stakeholders what Hanken has chosen to focus on and invest in.
Nine research groups showed an interest in becoming new Areas of Strength. An international panel of experts recommended four of these to become the new Areas of Strength of the School. The Board of Hanken made the final decision in December of last year.
Competition Economics and Service Strategy
Financial Management, Accounting and Governance
Leading People for Growth and Well-being
Thisi is an article from the Hanken Magazine 1/2019. Read the whole magazine here.