PRESS RELEASE – 10.07.2018
Agires Development and Synergie Campus Entreprises Awards
KEDGE awarded third place for impact, innovation and the dynamism of its corporate relations
At the 1st edition of the Agires Développement and Synergie Campus Entreprises Awards, which took place at the beginning of June in Paris, KEDGE won 3rd place in the Business School category. This award aims to highlight impact, innovation and dynamism in relations between institutes of higher education and companies.
“We are delighted to be one of the top three business schools in this ranking, which is indicative of the solid links that KEDGE has created with its partner companies. KEDGE sets itself apart with its new modes of partnership, by mixing company executives and students in common workshops, KEDGE enhances its teaching by breaking the silos of initial and executive education, in order to develop innovation and support change”, declares Christophe Mouysset, KEDGE’s Director of Corporate Relations.
These awards are given to the best institutes of higher education by category: engineering schools, business schools, universities and other institutions of higher education. For this first year, 105 companies, both members of Synergie Campus Entreprises and ones identified by schools belonging to Agires Développement as potentially being eligible, voted in April and May.
About the Corporate Relations Department at KEDGE
KEDGE’s Corporate Relations Department collaborates with over 300 partner companies and develops relationships based on mutual trust. KEDGE works closely with the needs of the company, advising and suggesting tailored solutions. On the one hand, bringing its expertise in applied research to company's sector- based issues. On the other, developing their employer brand, based on creating case studies and experiences with students. As part of these partnerships, companies support KEDGE in its mission of supporting BeU personal and professional development, a pillar of student employability. Companies are also involved in participating in academic steering committees and coaching for students. KEDGE’s corporate relations department manages 6,000 internships/year, supports 1,100 work/study participants, incubates/accelerates 80 start-ups per year, facilitates an international network of over 60,000 alumni and organises over 1,600 BeU events every year.
About AGIRES DÉVELOPPEMENT
The association (law 1901) Agires Development is over 25 years old and is made up of 80 institutions of higher learning, the majority of which are members of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. Its main mission is to promote higher education with the goal of obtaining a job, apprenticeships and the development of relations between economic and educational actors.
About SYNERGIE CAMPUS ENTREPRISES
The association Synergie Campus Entreprises was created in 2007, it brings together 29 campus managers from major French and international groups, representing over one million employees on the French market. Its mission is to encourage exchanges with higher education, prestigious colleges and universities, and to define and promote common positions and actions.
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