GCU's Dr Wersun takes PRME UK role

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:15:00 BST
Dr Wersun with UK & Ireland Chapter PRME representatives
Dr Wersun with UK & Ireland Chapter PRME representatives

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Senior Lecturer Dr Alec Wersun has been elected Chair of the UK & Ireland Chapter of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit in Geneva, the PRME initiative is the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat housed in the UN Global Compact Office.

The mission of PRME is to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally by providing the Principles for Responsible Management Education framework, developing learning communities and promoting awareness about the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

The UK & Ireland Chapter is one of 13 PRME Regional Chapters throughout the world, with 66 members.

GCU became a PRME signatory in 2012, and in 2013 became the first Scottish university to join the UN Global Compact. The University’s participation, led by Glasgow School for Business and Society, demonstrates its commitment to ensure that the PRME principles are central to teaching, learning, and research across all disciplines. GCU is also one of only 30 members of the global PRME Champions Group in recognition of its leadership role.  

Dr Wersun will take over as Chair at the end of 2017, for a period of three years.  

He said: “The potential of higher education institutions to make significant contributions to this UN agenda is widely acknowledged, be that through research, community engagement and education, to produce the responsible citizens and leaders of tomorrow. GCU is playing a leading role in this area and is committed to delivering economic and social benefits at home and across the world. It is important that higher education institutions, business and civil society come together to discuss matters of wider public concern and GCU is delighted to create a space where these important conversations can take place.”

PRMEChairAlec Wersun