Businet was established in 1987 when the 16 founding members decided to set up a network of higher education institutions to promote and develop the business curriculum and to stimulate and support mobility arrangements.
8 of these founding members remain member today:
- EPHEC Brussels
- University College Kempen - Now Thomas More University College
- University College Leuven - Now University College Limburg
- Thomas More Mechelen - Now Thomas More University College
- Lycee Albert Schweitzer Le Raincy
- New College Durham
- St Charles College Madrid
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
Throughout its existence, Businet has acquired an identity of its own. The membership count has grown and it is no longer purely a European network. Today we can boast of members in India, USA and Mexico. We are looking to expand the membership in other areas of the world as well.
The organisation is built around successful networking. It is our aim that members are able to find like-minded individuals amongst fellow members in order to promote their activities.
The annual Businet conference plays a significant part in the networking of the organisation. The conference has grown significantly from modest but pioneering beginnings. Regularly nearly 200 individuals from 70 plus member institutions meet to explore topics of mutual interest. It has become a place to meet new and old friends. The members often refer to the network as the ‘Businet family’ and that is something the network is very proud of.
In 2010 an article about the network and its impact on internationalisation, written by David Taylor, General Manager for Businet, was published. Click here to read the full article.