An original school: learning by doing
KEDGE draws its uniqueness from a differentiating pedagogy 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 the school 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 pedagogical workshops and regular pedagogical cafés to share good practices, and an awareness of pedagogy by action for new teachers.
- Particular attention to the development of our students' soft skills
- A permanent demand for rigour in work
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 with companies, case studies and conferences to confront the reality of the company from the beginning of the course and at a sustained pace.
- The introduction of compulsory certificates
A "STUDENT CENTRIC" pedagogy
What makes the difference in our pedagogy is also the great individualisation and personalisation of the course:
- 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
As a precursor in this field, KEDGE has the ambition to reinforce its positioning, its efficiency and its influence in terms of CSR. By acting through 5 major levers, namely strategy and governance, teaching and training, the impact of its research in and for society, and its management in terms of social and environmental policy, the school has set itself the goal of achieving a 4/5 Positive Impact Rating by 2025 and deploying our Climate Plan in order to be carbon neutral 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: Defending inclusiveness
Kedge is the first school to have appointed a Dean of inclusivity to:
- Provide access to a very high level of higher education for all,
- Act for equal opportunities.
- Defend inclusiveness: Inclusiveness issues, whether in terms of disability, gender or equal opportunities, are central to the organisation of KEDGE.
- Supporting the 64 student associations which are the strength of the school and also contribute through their actions to reducing inequalities and discrimination. They make positive contributions to the territories.
The school strongly supports societal and sustainable development issues.