Law and Business

ACU School of Business Partnership with Middlesex University Business School, London

It is with a great deal of pleasure that Professor Thomas Lange, Associate Dean Research, ACU Faculty of Law and Business announces a formal agreement [MoU] has been signed by ACU and Middlesex University Business School to support joint research efforts as well as academic staff and student exchanges.

“The exciting partnership with Middlesex University Business School will enable us to work collaboratively with highly qualified, research active scholars. Middlesex has a strong research culture that values and encourages research and professional practice from all parts of the academic community. The ACU School of Business and Middlesex University Business School share common research values, such as innovative research that makes a real difference in the world”, stated Professor Lange.

Professor Lange added, “the purpose of our research collaboration will be to drive positive change and to make an impact on business, society and to the world in which we live. Research collaboration and researchers’ visits from and to Middlesex will strengthen ACU’s research platform and help raise our reputation as a community of research excellence. ACU’s growing strength in the sustainable Human Research Management and Employee Well-being research arena will add particular value to these endeavours”.

Middlesex University Business School results in the recent UK Research Excellence Framework (REF), the national independent audit of university research, have been impressive. Highlights include:

  • Business and Management Studies at Middlesex sees overall improvement in both GPA (48/101 in Research Fortnight) and research power rankings (38/101 in Research Fortnight)
  • Ranked in the top 40 in the sector based on research power (38th), an industry assessment of research quality and impact – above Business Schools at Sheffield, Bristol, Southampton, St Andrews and University College London (UCL).
  • 92% of research impact was judged to be very considerable (3 star) or outstanding (4 star).

These results confirm Middlesex University Business School as one of the most improved, research-led Business Schools in the UK. At Middlesex, world-leading scholarship informs societal change and underpins high quality learning. ACU School of Business students, academics, researchers will all benefit substantially from this partnership.