Delegation from Brunel Business School develops partnerships with institutions in India

Drs. Monomita Nandy, David Sarpong and Claire Donovan were invited to visit higher education institutions in India, to explore opportunities for collaboration between Brunel Business School and those institutions.


First, they visited the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, where they held several meetings with the institute’s director, the research director, deans, various programme leaders and other members of staff, to discuss future research collaborations.

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In the future, the two institutions plan to hold joint events, conferences, summer schools, staff and student exchange programmes, and guest edit joint special issues in esteemed journals. Furthermore, Drs David Sarpong and Claire Donovan delivered a research seminar, which was attended by local PhD and MBA students, as well as staff.

The Brunel team also ran an impact building workshop with a local magistrate and collector, and his team members.

Impact workshop with Magistrate and team

Furthermore, the Brunel team visited the local market to gather insight, and worked on various business ideas.


The Brunel delegation also visited Kolkata, where they held meetings with our existing partner, the University of Engineering and Management, in Kolkata, to discuss future events. Furthermore, they held meetings with Xavier institute, and they met with a non-governmental organisation to work on a large grant for the National Agricultural and Development Bank of India (NABARD).

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For further information regarding Brunel Business School’s International partnerships, please contact the Business School’s Director of Internationalisation, Dr Nandy.

Brunel Business Faculty distinguished with various teaching awards, at second Teach Brunel event

Now in its second year, Teach Brunel College Awards is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate innovative teaching and assessment at Brunel University.


Professor Bill Leahy, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs & Civic Engagement) and the Vice Chancellor’s Ambassador for Teaching and Student Experience, was the Master of Ceremonies at the event. He said:

“It was a fantastic evening and great to see so many of our colleagues being recognised for their outstanding contributions by both their students and their Colleges. Inspirational teaching and the sharing of knowledge is a critical part of what we do, can be a life-changing experience and ensures that future generations of students benefit. Congratulations to all our winners.”


The awards received by Brunel Business School faculty were:



Dr Monomita Nandy’s work featured in Guadalajara International Book Fair

The book “Understanding Bankruptcy: Global Issues, Perspectives and Challenges” will be featured at Guadalajara International Book Fair, which takes place in Jalisco, Mexico from November 25th to November 30th, 2017.

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As described in the publisher’s website, this edited book ‘offers a global perspective and understanding on how to handle debt, manage finances efficiently and avoid bankruptcy both in business and at a personal level’.

Understanding Bankruptcy 978-1-53612-399-9


Dr Monomita Nandy, who is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Brunel Business School, contributed a chapter to this book, entitled ‘The Impact of International Financial Reporting Standards Adoption on Earnings Management: Evidence from EU Countries’.


Dr Monomita Nandy’s research interests are Banking, Emerging issues in Finance, Earnings Management, Current issues in Financial Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Auditing, and Corporate Social Responsibility. A list of her publications can be found here.