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Franco-Chinese Institute in Finance, Economics and Management (IFC)

L’Institut Franco-Chinois de l’Université Renmin de Chine est un partenariat entre 3 établissements français, les Universités Paris Sorbonne, Montpellier Paul Valéry, et KEDGE , avec l'Université Renmin de Chine, classée 5ème université en Chine selon le Times World University Ranking.

Franco-Chinese Institute in Finance, Economics and Management, in partnership with Renmin University of China in Suzhou

Created in September 2010 and located in Suzhou near Shanghai, the Renmin Franco-Chinese Institute was the first collaborative Chinese-foreign institute to be established in China in the field of human and social sciences in the broad sense of the term. It brings together French higher education teaching institutions and an elite Chinese university. 

As an integral part of the host university, its objective is to train high-potential trilingual Chinese specialists in the fields of finance, economics, management, applied foreign languages and humanities.

A 5-year course leading to a triple degree

The Franco-Chinese Institute is responsible for the Master’s Degree Programme. This is a 5-year course leading to triple accreditation:

  • the French degree or Bachelor (3rd year)
  • the Chinese Degree (4th year)
  • the French Master's (5th year)

For the first two years, Chinese students follow an intensive French-language course, classes to improve their skills in English and additional subjects to enable them to spend the 3rd year in France at the partner institutions. Specialist classes are given by resident French teachers within the Franco-Chinese Institute (Suzhou) or by visiting teachers from each of the French institutions.

Students continue their studies in the French institution according to their degree:

  • Degree in Finance: KEDGE Bachelor, finance tracks in Bordeaux and Marseille
  • Franco-Chinese Institute degree in National Economics Management: Social and Economics Administration degree at Paul Valéry University
  • Degree in Applied French: Degree in Applied Foreign Languages at the Sorbonne or in Communication at Paul Valéry University.

At the end of their 3rd year and after gaining their French degree, students return to China (Suzhou) to follow their 4th year Benke course. At the same time, they follow the specialist Master's 1 level courses taught by resident and visiting French teachers. This allows them to return to the French institution for their track, in their 5th year, to prepare a Master's 2, namely the Master's in Management (Grande Ecole programme), in this instance at KEDGE.


chinese students in 2016


French students on average admitted/year


permanent French teachers

29 000

m2 of teaching space available

110 000

books available in French, English and Chinese in the campus library


guest teachers on average per year

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