The Palmes of Excellence Ceremony celebrates 10 years

Dubai, Thursday 9th November 2017, saw the 10th Eduniversal Palmes of Excellence Ceremony commence. Following a survey completed by Deans and Directors of higher education institutions around the world, they voted for their academic peers and identified the top three schools in all the geographic regions.  


1. The American University in Cairo School of Business – Egypt

2. University of Stellenbosch Business School – South Africa

3. University of Cape Town – UCT Graduate School of Business – South Africa


1. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) – India

2. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) – India

3ex. Almaty Management University – Kazakhstan

3ex. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) – India


1. The University of Economics Prague (VSE) - Czech Republic

2ex. Corvinus University of Budapest - Corvinus Business School – Hungary

2ex. University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics – Slovenia

3ex. St Petersburg University Graduate School of Management – Russia

3ex. University of Warsaw Faculty of Management – Poland

3ex. Zagreb School of Economics And Management – Croatia


1. Tel Aviv University's Coller School of Management – Israel

2. Koç University Graduate School of Business – Turkey

3ex. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - The Jerusalem School of Business Administration – Israel

3ex. Istanbul University School of Business – Turkey


1. National University of Singapore - NUS Business School – Singapore

2. Hong Kong University of Science And Technology - HKUST Business School – Hong Kong

3ex. CEIBS - China Europe International Business School – China

3ex. Fudan University School of Management – China

3ex. Peking University - Guanghua School of Management – China


1. EGADE Business School - Tecnologico De Monterrey – Mexico

2. FGV - EAESP São Paulo Business Administration School – Brazil

3ex. IAE Business School - Universidad Austral – Argentina

3ex. Universidad De Los Andes School of Management – Colombia

3ex. University of Chile School of Business and Economics – Chile

3ex. Universidad De Monterrey - UDEM Business School – Mexico


1. Harvard Business School – USA

2. Mcgill University - Desautels Faculty of Management – Canada

3ex. MIT Sloan School of Management – USA

3ex. Yale School of Management – USA


1. The University of Melbourne - Melbourne Business School – Australia

2. The University of Sydney Business School – Australia

3. Monash University - Monash Business School – Australia


1. Copenhagen Business School – CBS – Denmark

2. INSEAD – France

3ex. ESADE Business School – Spain

3ex. HEC Paris – France

3ex. London Business School – United Kingdom

While some schools have been key figures in the higher education arena for some years now, a number of  schools have slowly found their way in the ‘Top 27’. Examples include Almaty Management University in Kazakhstan, HEC Paris in France, ESADE Business School in Spain and Zagreb School of Economics and Management in Croatia.

The American University in Cairo School Of Business tops the list in the African region. The University of Economics Prague (VSE) won in the Eastern European area and McGill University from Canada found a spot in the Northern American category this year, falling just behind Harvard Business School.

A special ‘world trophy’ was also awarded to Copenhagen Business School, who in fact received the highest number of votes in this years survey.