KEDGE Business School: Suzhou campus

The opening of the Suzhou campus in 2010 was part of an ongoing policy which began in 2003 to develop KEDGE activity in China, and more specifically to contribute to the creation of the Sino-French Institute in partnership with Renmin University of China, one of the country’s most prestigious universities founded in Beijing in 1937.


The Sino-Chinese Institute

Created in October 2010, the Sino-Chinese Institute of the People’s University of China (IFC Renmin) is a partnership between two universities (Paul Valery University in Montpellier 3 and Paris-Sorbonne in Paris IV) and a Grande Ecole (KEDGE Business School) with a Chinese university (the People’s University of China) agreeing to cooperate internationally on a common strategy through a single agreement.  As an integral component of Renmin University, IFC is designed to educate high-potential trilingual Chinese specialists in the fields of finance, economics, management, applied foreign languages and humanities. Exchange programmes in bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics are also opened since of 2020. 

The campus is located within the higher education and research district "Dushu Lake Higher Education Town", which houses 24 higher education and research establishments, including the delocalised campuses of prestigious foreign universities. Under constant development since 1994, this district combines teaching (75,000 students) as much as research (5000 teacher-researchers), innovation and businesses.

Campus Suzhou

Study business management in China: programmes available in Suzhou

  • The five-year Bachelor-Master's programme, created as a result of the cooperation agreement is for undergraduates at the Renmin University of China which leads to a double degree qualification (French and Chinese Bachelor grade and the award of an L-M-D Master).
  • Selected students from the Programme Grande Ecole can join the International Brand Management and Chinese Culture programme for a semester. For them, it represents a chance to learn Chinese and take part in activities with Chinese students, and the opportunity to be in close proximity to Shanghai, China's economic capital.

Life in Suzhou as an international student

Home to 6 million inhabitants, Suzhou is located in the south-eastern province of Jiangsu at 100 km northwest of Shanghai (1.5 hours by car and 30 minutes by train).  The city combines historical heritage and dynamic growth. Its special Economic Zone status since the early 1980s allows it to house nearly 2,000 businesses many from overseas. Suzhou, with its rich cultural heritage and vibrant atmosphere, attracts international students seeking academic excellence and cultural immersion. It offers access to diverse experiences and career prospects. Students can explore shopping and dining options in bustling plazas like Wenxing Plaza and Hanlin Neighbourhood Centre.

Suzhou's vibrant student community, comprising over 75,000 Chinese and international students, fosters a dynamic environment for studying and socialising. Top universities and institutions offer a wide range of academic programmes, supported by excellent transportation infrastructure and affordable living costs. In Suzhou, international students find a perfect blend of academic rigour, cultural exploration, and personal growth opportunities. Recreational opportunities abound, from film screenings at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Theatre to outdoor activities at the Dushu Lake Sports Centre. Nature lovers can unwind in Egret Park along the scenic shores of Lake Dushu. Accommodation options, both on and off-campus, cater to students' preferences and budgets.

How to get there?

  • Around the Higher Education town (loops around Ren’ai Lu, library, sports centre, and student accommodation) - free 888 bus
  • Suzhou Train Station – No. 178 or2
  • SIP Train Station – No. 115
  • Suzhou North Bus Station – No. 812
  • Suzhou South Bus Station – No. 16
  • Central Suzhou city –No. 178, 142 or 146
  • Times Square and InCity Mall – No. 812 or 120
  •  Auchan –No. 142 or 146