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University of Cincinnati and University of International Business and Economics Attain Prestigious Global Centers of Insurance Excellence Designation for 2023

New York, New York – Dec. 4, 2023: The International Insurance Society (IIS) has named the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance & Risk Management and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) as 2023 inductees for the Global Centers of Insurance Excellence (GCIE). The IIS recognized the institutions at an awards ceremony held during the Global Insurance Forum on Nov. 6 at the Hilton Singapore Orchard. With the addition of the University of Cincinnati and UIBE, there are now 35 GCIE designees representing 11 countries.

The prestigious GCIE recognition is given to risk management and insurance programs that demonstrate a commitment to advancing knowledge, fostering research, and building vital connections between academia and the industry. Designees meet stringent criteria based on student qualifications, course offerings, and graduate employment rates. This program was developed by the IIS to help address the global talent gap by elevating the standards of insurance education globally. 

The GCIE designation is retained for five years and subject to renewal thereafter. To foster collaboration and strengthen ties within the industry, all GCIE designees receive a one-year complimentary membership to the International Insurance Society (IIS). With members hailing from over 50 countries, IIS serves as a dynamic platform for networking and collaboration, allowing GCIE designees to establish themselves as the gold standard in insurance education on a broader scale.

Applications for the GCIE are accepted on a rolling basis.


About International Insurance Society: IIS is a diverse and inclusive platform for all stakeholders of the global insurance and risk management community, providing knowledge, research, thought leadership and connectivity to support the betterment of society.  Founded in 1965, IIS is a global not-for-profit organization that serves as a neutral platform for active collaboration and examination of issues that shape the future of the insurance industry.  IIS is an affiliate of The Institutes.

About The Institutes: The Institutes are a global not-for-profit comprised of diverse affiliates that educate, elevate, and connect people in the essential disciplines of risk management and insurance. Through products and services offered by The Institutes’ nearly 20 affiliated business units, people and organizations are empowered to help those in need with a focus on understanding, predicting, and preventing losses to create a more resilient world.

For further information contact:
Colleen McKenna Tucker
Executive Director International Insurance Society
Tel.: +1 201 725 4611

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