She completed her PhD at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, and extensively studied at Harvard Business School, IMD Lausanne, INSEAD Fontainebleau, Technological University Delft, London University, and Sorbonne and at Kalamazoo College, Michigan. Prof. Purg is professor of leadership and effective management at IEDC-Bled School of Management. She authored and co-authored several books and numerous articles on leadership issues. She has received numerous national and international awards for her outstanding achievements in the field of international business education. Prof. Purg is a fellow of the International Academy of Management (IAM), Doctor Honoris Causa at several universities around the world, and holds two honorary professorship titles. She is a member of several international advisory boards at management schools around the world, including University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa) and School of Management Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China). For 11 years, Prof. Purg was President of UN Global Compact Slovenia. In 2013, Prof. Danica Purg was nominated Chair of the PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) Steering Committee, an initiative started by UN Global Compact. She is a frequent guest speaker at European and American universities and international conferences.