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Prof. Boris Nikolov is appointed Research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) Published at 24.05.19
Prof. Boris Nikolov is appointed Research member of the European Corporate Governance...
Boris Nikolov, professor of finance at HEC Lausanne (UNIL), was appointed Research member of the ECGI (European Corporate Governance Institute) last month. He is thus helping provide new insights and avenues of exploration in matters of corporate governance to a public of scientists, professionals and political decision-makers. The school congratulates him for this appointment.
Professor Antoinette Schoar is awarded a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Lausanne Published at 23.05.19
Professor Antoinette Schoar is awarded a doctorate honoris causa from the University...
The 2019 Dies academicus ceremony takes place this Friday, May 24 at the University of Lausanne. On this occasion, and on the proposal of HEC Lausanne, Professor Antoinette Schoar of the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be awarded a doctorate honoris causa.
Female Career Award 2019: Prof. Renée B. Adams rewarded by HEC Lausanne for her prodigious academic career Published at 13.05.19
Female Career Award 2019: Prof. Renée B. Adams rewarded by HEC Lausanne for her prodigious...
EQUALITY PROGRAM | On 16 May Renée B. Adams, Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) will be presented on UNIL campus with the Female Career Award by the Equal Opportunity Committee of HEC Lausanne (UNIL). The award recognises the professor and researcher’s expansive career in the fields of corporate and bank governance, as well as gender diversity – a theme that will be tackled by the winner at the award ceremony.
The quality of financial research recognized in the CFAR ranking Published at 08.05.19
The quality of financial research recognized in the CFAR ranking
HEC Lausanne (UNIL) has obtained an excellent ranking in the WFA Center for Finance and Accounting Research (CFAR) ranking of the Olin Business School at the University of Washington. It is indeed in the top 50 in the world.
The HEC Lausanne team wins the EMEA final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge Published at 12.04.19
The HEC Lausanne team wins the EMEA final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge
The teams of students of HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne and of the Moscow State University won the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge on April 11 in Zurich. Thanks to its excellent performances, the HEC Lausanne team is enabling Switzerland to reach the world final for the second time. This final will take place in New York on April 25.
New appointment at HEC Lausanne: Professor Johan Walden Published at 14.02.19
New appointment at HEC Lausanne: Professor Johan Walden
Johan Walden joined the Department of Finance at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne on January 1st, 2019, as Full Professor.
The corporate governance index, or how to measure the impact of certain corporate governance issues Published at 31.01.19
The corporate governance index, or how to measure the impact of certain corporate...
Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL – Although it is widely accepted that governance rules play a major role in the smooth running of businesses and contribute to market equilibrium, how can we measure businesses’ degree of responsibility in this area? And how can we evaluate the effect of poor governance practices or the effectiveness of new arrangements? This is what researchers Prof. Boris Nikolov and Prof. Norman Schürhoff from HEC Lausanne, along with their co-author Erwan Morellec (EPFL), set out to examine in their latest research.
Best teacher awards: ten professors rewarded at HEC Lausanne Published at 20.12.18
Best teacher awards: ten professors rewarded at HEC Lausanne
The Deanship of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne recently presented its ten “HEC Lausanne Best Teacher Awards”, singling out teachers for the success of their courses as rated by students.
HEC Lausanne: Twenty-six research projects secure funding in 2018 Published at 18.12.18
HEC Lausanne: Twenty-six research projects secure funding in 2018
Twenty-six projects involving researchers from HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne were selected for grant funding in 2018. The total support will amount to over CHF 20 million, spread over several months or years, and will enable the researchers to create teams while working on their projects. This funding recognizes the excellence of the scientific research carried out at HEC Lausanne.

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