Vienna (Austria), July 26, 2023: Prof. Purg has been conferred the highest academic degree - the honorary doctorate degree - Doctor Honoris Causa. The conferral took place at the University of Wollongong's alumni event in Vienna on July 26th, hosted by Prof. Colin Picker, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong
In his conferral speech, Prof. Picker complimented Prof. Purg for her outstanding contribution to global management development: “An outstanding international leader and innovator in business education, Danica is shaping a new generation of leaders equipped to navigate and improve our increasingly complex world. A pioneer in developing management education in Slovenia and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Professor Purg’s innovative approach was ahead of its time. Her remarkable leadership and emphasis on ethics, the arts, social contexts, and sustainability has had a global impact.”
This recognition, marking Prof. Purg’s sixth honorary academic title, is a testament to her global accomplishments in shaping management education. Her commitment, innovative mindset, and drive for excellence have consistently put forth the value of ethical and responsible leadership.
Congratulations Prof. Purg!