On the morning of June 25, 2019, local time in France, ICCI delegation, led by Weimin ZHANG, Party Secretary and Dean of ICCI, visited Kedge Business School in Marseille, France. José Milano, Dean of Kedge Business School, Vincent Mangematin, Provost of Kedge Business School received the visiting ICCI delegation with great warmth. Both sides conducted an in-depth conversation regarding future cooperation.
Members of both sides exchanged views on program cooperation. Jose Milano spoke highly of the current cooperative mode and expected more extensive cooperation in other domains. Since 2015, ICCI, as the executive unit of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, initiated Sino-foreign cooperative MBA program with Kedge business school under the approval of the ministry of education of China. The program ranked 36th in the 2018 Financial Times Global EMBA Rankings, top 10 among Asia’s and top 40 around the world. Weimin ZHANG said that ICCI, as an important part of Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s international development strategy, integrates global high-quality resources according to industrial value chain and market demand, and cultivates talents with the characteristics of “internationalization, interdisciplinary and industrial -orientation”. ICCI is committed to develop future industrial leaders with the spirit of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship and to provide premier global education resources for aspiring young students. In cooperation with Kedge Business School, ICCI has given its institutional advantage to full play.
After the discussion, both sides reached consensus on teaching and training exchanges, teacher exchanges and academic forum cooperation, and signed a new program cooperation agreement. Both sides are devoted to experiment on innovative, creative and diversified modes to develop the commercial-savvy and cultural-savvy talents.
Before the discussion, ICCI delegation also paid a visit and conducted field research at the main campus of Kedge Business School in Marseille. The delegation group focused on the Kedge Business School Alumni Entrepreneurship Incubation Center and the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, which aimed to promote the communication between young entrepreneurs and mature enterprises, and thereby to enhance innovation capacity of established enterprises and the success rate of startup enterprises.