The GlobalCCU Awards

The GlobalCCU Awards recognize the very best Corporate Universities / Academies / Campuses / Learning & Development structures at the global scale that create strategic value for business, people, organizations and society.

Their ambitions and purpose

  • Reward Corporate Universities which have performed at the highest level of excellence and have realized great advancements in and for the profession.
  • Allow Corporate University Professionals to discover new practices from their peers around the world and from other cultures through a relevant and periodic global benchmarking to maximize their own performance within their organization.
  • Help organizations to optimize the innovation and the governance of their Corporate University, while respecting the cultures of learning in which they operate by meaningful comparisons and new horizons.
  • Participate actively in the branding of Corporate University winners, and consequently the Corporate Brand and the Employer Brand of their organization.
  • Shape the future of the profession by positioning Corporate Universities as a strategic and operational lever to help implement business strategies, to embody the identity, the culture and the brand of the organization in all its internal and external stakeholders.
  • Promote the important role played by Corporate Universities in Corporate social and environmental responsibilities of their organization.

The GlobalCCU Awards categories

  • Best Corporate University - Overall
  • Best Corporate University - Business impact
  • Best Corporate University - Culture and brand
  • Best Corporate University - Corporate Responsibility
  • Best Corporate University - Holistic human and digital approach
  • Best Corporate University – Innovation
  • Best Corporate University – New
  • Best Corporate University - Leader of the Year

The Advisory and Judging Committee

The GlobalCCU Awards were founded by Annick Renaud-Coulon, Chairman of GlobalCCU with the strong support of the Advisory and Judging Committee who all are Corporate University Professionals

Who is eligible for applying?

Corporate Universities, Academies, Campus, Institutes are first eligible. Those of them which provide & sell learning services to external stakeholders (such as clients, suppliers...) in addition to their internal mission, are eligible for application; however, commercial organizations which primary activity is to sell learning services to clients will not be considered as applicants.

The GlobalCCU Awards Principles of action

  • GlobalCCU Awards principles of action are aligned on the GlobalCCU principles of action:
    • Beyond borders, beyond culture, beyond continents.
    • Co-researching, co-creating and sharing knowledge.
    • Commitment to contribute, to exchange experiences and actively help one another.
    • Respect cultural diversity, uniqueness, and differences.
    • Business ethics (mutual respect, confidentiality, loyalty and generosity).

  • GlobalCCU Awards have specific principles of action:
    • A global perspective including all characteristics whether Corporate Universities, Academies, Campuses, Institutes are rich or poor, developed or not, belong to a multinational or small, private or public organization. 
    • Assessment criteria respecting cultural differences in management, leadership and learning ways.
    • Enrichment of Corporate University Professionals on their practices, acknowledgment of the diversity of their strategic positioning and activities. 
    • Innovation and quality.
    • Improvement of applicants and partners.
    • Seriousness, conviviality and fun. 

  • GlobalCCU Awards have specific rules and guidelines:
    • The GlobalCCU Awards does not disparage organization or persons.
    • The GlobalCCU Awards are open to organizations that commit to respect the GlobalCCU principles and guidelines.
    • Corporate Universities which provide and sell learning services to external partners (such as clients, suppliers...), in addition to their internal mission, are eligible for application; however, commercial organizations which primary activity is to sell learning services to clients will not be considered as applicants.
    • The GlobalCCU Awards are founded on the loyal declaration of applicants as well as on loyal testimonies from some of their Corporate University stakeholders.
    • The Corporate Universities of the A&J committee members may participate in the GlobalCCU Awards but the member cannot judge his / her own company.
    • Best Overall Corporate University Gold Award winners cannot submit in the awards for the next two awards campaigns.
    • The Media, financial and operational partners have no authority over the decision making process and results. They commit to share the vision and founding principles of the GlobalCCU awards.

What about the Advisory and Judging Committee Code of conduct?

  • The Advisory & Judging Committee is composed of people selected by Annick Renaud-Coulon with respect to their high expertise in the field of Corporate Education and Corporate Universities from all continents. 
  • The Advisory & Judging Committee members are not paid to hold their role in order to respect the ethical basic rules in this kind of responsibilities.
  • Judges commit to respect integrity and independence, diligence and impartiality, and the avoidance of impropriety or even its appearance. Judges undertake confidentiality concerning Jury deliberations. They have signed a NDA.
  • They commit to pursue the GlobalCCU Awards guidelines which if not respected, will lead to the disqualification from the A&J Committee.
  • They commit to participate actively in the process and not be sleeping partners. In case one of them would be out of the process, the president should be obliged to recruit another member to replace him or her.

How do we score the GlobalCCU Awards Applications?

  • Applications are distributed to the different judges of the A&J Committee
  • Each application is handled by two judges for crossing the assessments and avoiding iniquity.
  • A pre-selection is done providing a list of finalists.
  • A consolidation of the results is made among all the judges who deliberate and decide on the names of the winners on the list of the finalists. In case of conflict, it is the president of the A&J Committee who comes to the final decision. 

How do we announce the name of the winners?

  • The finalist list is announced 3 weeks before the Gala Awards Ceremony where the names of the winners are released.
  • The finalists receive either the gold, silver or bronze award during a prestigious communication event that will involve the high quality stakeholders in the world of Corporate Education, Higher Education, Diplomacy, Business, Media...  

Company applicants are invited to participate 
in a part of the operational costs as follow:

  • For 3 categories: [550 € (VAT excl.)]
  • For 3 to 8 categories: [650 € (VAT excl.)]

Winners are invited to participate in the cost of the trophy (380 € (VAT excl.) per trophy).

Press Room

  • In the June/July issue of Elearning! magazine, Annick Renaud-Coulon cites her expert opinion on the challenges affecting globalized Corporate Universities and on the impact of nationalist trends that cannot undermine them.   MORE >

  • Great article in CLO Magazine about the Future of Corporate Universities in the Digital Disruption Age, by Annick Renaud-Coulon.  MORE >


  • Saynur Onen and Julia Menninga, GlobalCCU AB Members moved their job recently. Saynur is now HR Management and Development Director at Yildiz, Turkey, and Julia works at McCann UK as Director of the Corporate University.


GlobalCCU organization

Impacting Events

  • Uni Brad (Brazil), Best overall Corporate University 2017 celebrated their outstanding achievement with the CEO of Banco Bradesco.

  • UniBB who won the GlobalCCU Best Overall award gold winner 2015 had a stand at Conarh (Human Resources National Congress), the largest human resources event in Latin America and second in the world. Visitors learnt about the success of UniBB in the stand here in photo.


  • DAU, Defense Acquisition University, the best overall Corporate University Gold Winner 2013, organized a ceremony in front of the entire university for presenting the GlobalCCU Award.The trophy has been displayed in the Pentagon to all the senior leadership.

Previous Events

Hugo Pena Brandão, Executive Manager of Banco do Brasil Corporate University (UniBB) has accepted to serve as member of the Advisory Board of GlobalCCU. He welcomed Annick Renaud-Coulon in Brasilia on 17 and 18 March 2016 for filming video lessons for the UniBB Portal.

GlobalCCU Awards Ceremony 2015

Winners with their trophees MORE >

GlobalCCU Awards Ceremony 2013
13 March 2013 at Microsoft France Headquarters
in Paris, France MORE >

Launch of CUCP at Groupama: March 2010

GlobalCCU Forum at Campus Veolia and
at the Sorbonne


Comprehending Corporate Universities



in major media coverage


Businesses Shun Business Schools For 'Corporate Universities'
July 2014  More >


Annick Renaud-Coulon explica o papel das universidades corporativas
Sepember 2013  More >


Universidades Corporativas: la sala de clases al interior de la empresa
July 2011
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Cuando la empresa es la mejor universidad
May 2011
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Las Universidades Corporativas son la encargadas de acompañar los cambios
May 2011
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Learning on the job
24 october 2010
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Corporate Learning
20 september 2010     More >


L'università in proprio conquista le imprese
15 september 2010
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