A message from EBS Rector Professor Arno Almann

We have already chalked up almost two weeks of reorganised teaching work and changes to our everyday lives. I am grateful to all of you for the part you have played so far and for adapting so well to this rapidly evolving situation. Instead of anxiety, you have adopted a balanced response and chosen to support others. Instead of fear, you are looking to the future and doing your best every hour of every day to maintain the degree of quality to which our school and university operate.

Dear EBS Family

I am happy to be able to say that the current situation has shown just how competent, flexible and mobile EBS truly is, and how much value we place on cooperation. Behind every organisation is its people. All of our students, alumni, teachers, lecturers and other staff have been here for us, both literally and figuratively. I have seen and experienced this for myself. As a community which sticks together, our students have continued their studies virtually. Thank you all for your support! Our teachers and lecturers have taken it as their personal missions to ensure that their study programmes are delivered as planned. There has not been a single interruption to our teaching work. Our regular staff, in addition to the dedicated support they offer our students and lecturers on a daily basis, have also found time to help society more broadly. Spurred on by our colleagues, EBS made its own contribution to the worthy initiative ‘A Computer for Every Child’, donating nine laptops to students who currently lack the resources they need for their studies. Two of our students also brought personal protection equipment into Estonia and had it delivered to our front-line staff and those in need. And through such undertakings as Bolt and Veriff, our alumni and former students are also helping the community in this unprecedented situation. We are proud of all of them. It shows that the terms ‘social responsibility’ and ‘sustainability’ are not merely keywords in the list of EBS principles, but the reality we are living today.

Stay well, keep looking out for one another, and let’s keep making the world a better place!

EBS Rector Professor Arno Almann