Shanghai Jiao Tong University and KEDGE Business School commemorate 20 years of partnership

In Shanghai on March 23rd, a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of collaboration between Shanghai Jiao Tong University and KEDGE Business School took place under the theme "20 Years of Collaboration: Toward a New Future." The event brought together academic leaders and special guests to celebrate two decades of successful partnership.

A strategic alliance

Over the past two decades, KEDGE Business School and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), a prominent institution in China, have worked closely to pioneer innovative models of Sino-French education. This collaboration has led to the establishment of prestigious executive programmes, including the acclaimed KEDGE-SJTU Global MBA, ranked 5th in France and 18th globally in the 2023 Financial Times rankings. With its academic excellence and global outlook, this programme has produced over 1500 graduates, creating a network of international influence. Additionally, the partnership offers a unique double degree Executive MBA, attracting top-level executives and entrepreneurs annually. This initiative strengthens academic and professional connections between France and China, providing participants with a valuable international experience.

An extraordinary commemoration celebration

Distinguished attendees at the ceremony included the Consul General of France in Shanghai, Mr. Joan VALADOU, Vice President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Lifeng Xi, and GM of KEDGE Business School, Alexandre de NAVAILLES, alongside other representatives from higher education and industry.

The ceremony featured a screening of a short film recounting the history of collaboration between the two institutions, as well as inspiring speeches underscoring the significance of this partnership for the future of Sino-French relations. As a token of appreciation and friendship, symbolic gifts were exchanged between the two organisations, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to strengthening their bonds.

Looking ahead

As Shanghai Jiao Tong University and KEDGE Business School move forward, they remain dedicated to enhancing their collaboration, elevating educational standards, and cultivating the next generation of international business leaders. This partnership aims to chart a new course in the history of Sino-French education, offering promising prospects for both nations.