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IIS designates 20 universities as GCIE

Source: Asia Insurance Review | Aug 2017

Global Risk Management

Twenty universities from around the world have been designated by the International Insurance Society (IIS) as Global Centers of Insurance Excellence (GCIE) in the programme’s inaugural year. The certification programme recognises outstanding risk management and insurance programmes that play an integral role in promoting insurance knowledge and research.
 
   The GCIE designation is awarded to universities and colleges that meet stringent criteria focused on course offerings, graduate and industry employment rates, as well as professional involvement. The universities must also demonstrate that students are learning primarily from a designated full-time faculty with appropriate academic qualifications and research expertise. 
 
   After a rigorous review, the IIS GCIE Evaluation Committee, comprising members of the academic community from insurance and risk management academic centres, has designated 20 programmes from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Belgium, China and Switzerland.
 
Programme designed to support advancement of industry’s education programmes
“The GCIE designation serves as a testament of distinction which will enhance the universities’ standings in the highly competitive advanced education arena, while also serving to enrich relationships with the insurance industry where talent demands are surging,” said Mr Mike Morrissey, IIS President and & CEO. 
 
   “Recruiting the next generation of insurance professionals is a critical issue facing the insurance industry across all markets. The GCIE programme is designed to support the advancement of our industry’s education programmes and will provide a tool for the industry to identify those institutions that generate new talent.” A 
 
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