Daily Archives: 15/05/2012

Executive Education Rankings 2012

IESE Business School has earned the top spot in the Financial Times’ 2012 ranking of business schools offering executive education programs. This year, the school rose from number three to number one in the annual ranking, outflanking contenders such as HEC Paris, which took second place, and IMD, third.   

According to the publication, IESE stands out for the high rate of satisfaction of participants and the internationalization of its programs.

The ranking is based on questionnaires, interviews and statistical data. Of particular importance are the schools’ international presence, the quality of their faculty and the international diversity of their programs’ participants.

For more information about the ranking and related stories, view the Financial Times website.

Europe in Figures. Eurostat Yearbook 2012

Stock.xchngWhat share of those aged 18 to 24 left school early and what proportion of young people in the EU have completed at least upper secondary education? How much do households in the EU spend on food and on housing and clothing? How many mobile phone subscriptions are there per inhabitant and how many text messages are sent per person?

The answers to these questions and many more can be found in the 16th edition of the Eurostat yearbook, published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

The Eurostat yearbook is available as a regularly updated electronic publication on the Eurostat website.

The 2012 yearbook has thirteen chapters on different statistical areas: economy and finance; population; health; education and training; labour market; living conditions and social protection; industry, trade and services; agriculture, forestry and fisheries; international trade; transport; environment; energy; and science and technology.  

The World’s Best Airports

(CC) Yueh-Hua 2012/FlickrIncheon International Airport in Seoul ranks number one in the Skytrax annual report of the World Airline Awards and World Airport Awards. The rest of the top 10, in ascending order of ranking, are: Singapore’s Changi Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Amsterdam’s Schiphol, Beijing Capital International Airport, Munich, Zurich, Kuala Lumpur, Vancouver and Central Japan International Airport.

The results are based on 12 million passenger surveys completed during a 10-month period, covering over 385 airports. The survey evaluates the total passenger experience across 39 airport service and product features, from arrival at an airport, through transit and departure processes to the boarding gate. 

For more information about the ranking and related stories, click here.