In September 2016 Joseph Kaputula from Zambia started as the first Kofi Annan Business School (KABS) fellow at Utrecht University. Joseph is enrolled in the Master’s programme Business Development and Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.
Signing of agreement
On October 18 the participation of Utrecht University in the Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation was formalised with the signing of an agreement. KABS was represented by its chair, Prof. Hans van Ginkel, former rector of Utrecht University. On behalf of Utrecht University Prof. Janneke Plantenga, Head of the School of Economics (U.S.E.) and vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance signed the agreement. Prof. Rob van der Vaart will represent Utrecht University in the Board of KABS.
The Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation aims to stimulate local entrepreneurship by creating a new generation of innovative and socially responsible entrepreneurs in developing regions. With its scholarships KABS provides opportunities for talented and motivated students from developing areas, to study at and obtain a diploma from one of the associated partners in Europe.
Contribution to strategy
Participation in KABS very well contributes to the strategy of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance to strengthen diversity and internationalisation in education and to take its responsibility to keep up with developments in society. The Faculty hopes to welcome more KABS fellows in the coming years.