Suzhou campus

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

The city of Suzhou

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, in its two large industrial parks, nearly 2,000 businesses many from overseas which continues to attract many international investors.

Discover Chinese culture in one of the oldest cities of the Middle Empire

  • The Franco-Chinese Institute

Created in October 2010, the Franco-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.

Suzhou Campus

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 provides teaching (75,000 students), research (5000 teacher-researchers), innovation and businesses.


Studying in Suzhou

The campus offers a range of courses for Chinese students:

  • The five-year Bachelor-Master programme, created as a result of the cooperation agreement signed with Renmin University of China and the universities of Montpellier 3 and Paris Sorbonne, 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 attend for a semester to follow the International Brand Management and Chinese Culture programme.

For the Grande Ecole programme students, the Suzhou campus also represents:

  • A chance to learn Chinese and take part in activities with Chinese students.
  • The opportunity to be in close proximity to Shanghai, China's economic capital.
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