Strathclyde Business SchoolStephen Young Institute for International Business

In September 2021, the University received a donation from alumnus and global business leader Dr Charles Huang from his philanthropic foundation. This transformational gift funds the Stephen Young Institute for International Business ('the Stephen Young Institute'), launched in honour of Dr Huang’s PhD mentor, Prof Stephen Young. 


Our Goals

Over the next decade, we aim to maximise the impact and value of our research by:

  • Building collaborations between the Institute and leading academic partners, businesses, government departments and third sector organisations across the world.
  • Investing in and supporting the development of future leaders in international business through the Stephen Young Global Leaders (SYGL) Scholarships, including MBA and MSc students and doctoral researchers.
  • Engaging closely with the Strathclyde innovation ecosystem and the winners of the various Stephen Young Entrepreneurship awards to support their development and impact.
  • Producing high quality and impactful research in international business, sustainable business, sustainable innovation, social impact, entrepreneurship and marketing.


 Our Vision

The Stephen Young Institute for International Business is working in the areas of international and sustainable business, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship. Building on the work of our namesake, Prof. Stephen Young, a former professor of SBS’s Marketing Department, the Institute focuses on relationships between people and organisations in value networks in an international business context. Consistent with the University’s values we aim to ensure equitable flows of value that are socially inclusive and diverse.

The Stephen Young Institute for International Business is proud of the impact that Dr Charles Huang’s generous gift to the University of Strathclyde is creating through the Stephen Young Global Leaders scholarships and Stephen Young Entrepreneurial prizes that have been awarded since the founding of the Institute.

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Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6116/6105/6117


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