Pappajohn Business Building in the spring
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Twenty universities from around the world have been designated by the International Insurance Society as Global Centers of Insurance Excellence, including the Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance in the Tippie College of Business. The certification program recognizes outstanding risk management and insurance programs that play an integral role in promoting insurance knowledge and research.

The 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. They also must demonstrate that students are learning primarily from a designated full-time faculty with appropriate academic qualifications and research expertise.

The first institutions to receive this designation are the following:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Ball State University
  • Calgary University (Canada)
  • California State University-Fullerton
  • Cass Business School (United Kingdom)
  • College of Business, Florida State University
  • Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
  • Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet Munich (Germany)
  • Peking University (China)
  • St. John's University
  • Temple University
  • Tsinghua University (China)
  • Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Leuven (Belgium)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Follow-up media mentions for this included this piece from the Des Moines Register.