An original, sustainable and inclusive school

KEDGE aims to be an original school with a differentiating educational approach. It has taken on the challenge to align its goals on sustainability and inclusiveness (already at the heart of its strategy) with the UN’s objectives.

An original school: Learning by doing

KEDGE draws its uniqueness from a differentiating educational approach based on 3 key principles:


We are not looking for the best students from an academic point of view, but those who will know how to use their education to develop their potential and be demanding with themselves in order to become successful players. This proven approach is based on:  

  • The promotion of excellence with awards and rankings for students and access to additional training modules and certificates.
  • A community of practice on pedagogy for the faculty. The emulation of its high-level faculty (PhD or Phd) is cultivated through educational workshops and regular educational breakfast meetings to share good practices.
  • Particular attention to the development of our students' soft skills.
  • A permanent demand for high standards.


We are convinced that the best teaching method is one that gives students the opportunity to learn how to do things and to succeed by doing them. KEDGE has been a forerunner in the development of action-based teaching and offers a learning experience through:

  • A generalised Induction Week: a back-to-school seminar where each student is an actor in their learning.
  • An Open Innovation Challenge for all programmes.
  • The development of work-study programmes (more than 2,000 work-study students).
  • The integration into the programmes of time spent within a business as well as case studies and conferences organised to connect students with the reality of professional life.
  • The introduction of compulsory certificates.


At KEDGE, we are able to optimise planning, provide personalised course recommendations and therefore offer a unique and individually tailored learning experience.

  • Each student is sponsored by a teacher.
  • The possibility of taking remedial courses.
  • Student delegate committees.
  • The deployment of the THE Test, with a view to acquiring a solid base of skills in Technology, Humanity and Entrepreneurship.

A sustainable school: a commitment to tomorrow 

The School's ambition is to strengthen its positioning, its efficiency and its influence in terms of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). The strategic project covers five of the school's key challenges: strategy & governance, teaching & training, research, environmental management, inclusiveness & social policy. 

The school has set itself the goal of achieving a 4/5 Positive Impact Rating by 2025 (KEDGE has chosen the Positive Impact Rating as a synthetic performance indicator) as well as the  deployment of its Climate Plan in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

This commitment includes:

  • Building and delivering education programmes that engage each generation on socio-environmental issues. 
  • Continuing its climate commitment signed in 2009 in Copenhagen at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Since 2019, the school has a new climate and biodiversity plan based on the carbon footprint. 

An inclusive school: Fight for inclusiveness

KEDGE is the first school to have appointed a Dean of exclusivity in order to:

  • Provide access to a very high standard of higher education for all.
  • Fight for equal opportunities. 
  • Encourage inclusiveness in all its dimensions and differences:  disability, gender, sexuality, religion, geographical or social origin as well as regional issues (rural vs urban).
  • Support the 64 student associations  which contribute to reducing inequalities and discrimination through its positive actions.

The school strongly supports social and sustainable development issues.