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Jean-Luc Chauvin - President of the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Alexandre de Navailles - Director General of KEDGE Business School, inaugurated the extension of KEDGE’s Luminy campus on 30 June.
Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which owns the land and current buildings on KEDGE's Luminy campus, has invested 34 million euros to modernise and extend the premises by 6,624 m2, which now meets the international standards of facilities and quality of its services.
This project demonstrates the ambition of the Chamber of Commerce which started this proactive and visionary project in 2010. Its completion enhances the regions iconic and reputable school. It also boosts the school's attractiveness, increases its admission capacity, and enables it to effectively carry out its strategic plan.
Additionally, its investment generated significant secondary benefits for the local economy as many companies have been involved from the preliminary studies, including its construction, to the finishing touches.
"We are proud to offer our current and future students a place that has been completely redesigned to ensure that their study conditions are in line with the standards of the best in the world. We are also proud to provide the Aix-Marseille-Provence region with an attractive tool worthy of a major Euro-Mediterranean metropolis. First and foremost, this facility has been improved for the benefit of our young people by training them as the future actors of tomorrow's economy. It is our responsibility as the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry to invest in and for young people, as well as for their future careers.
The young people who are trained here are the ones who will contribute to creating value in the region, will embody the professions of tomorrow, and will provide our companies with the skills needed to innovate, develop, and be more efficient. They will also be the ones to take further strides in the conquest of new markets. I’m convinced that a region that invests in its young people and helps them increase their skills is a region that benefits," explained Jean-Luc Chauvin, President of the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
This extension and renovation project reflects KEDGE's commitment to making an impact by revealing and developing the potential of its students by putting them at the heart of everything we do. It has been designed to fit seamlessly into the Luminy campus, thereby opening itself up to the region by placing the school at the core of the local ecosystem. KEDGE is clearly demonstrating its commitment to the Southern region as a player in economic development, employment, and equal opportunities and, at the same time, is creating new partnerships with local bodies. The school also intends to increase its international influence by attracting a larger number of foreign students and professors with its innovative pedagogy and modern, versatile, and connected workspaces that are conducive to a mixed teaching approach," said Alexandre de Navailles, CEO of KEDGE.
He added, "This, which is strongly symbolic, reflects entrepreneurship as being at the centre of KEDGE’s teaching approach which is structured around internships as a part of the student's academic career. Designed in the image of KEDGE - which is an original, sustainable and inclusive school - the new building blends in perfectly with its environment while, at the same time, stands out for its quality and accessibility. This project reflects our goal of becoming the school of choice for those who learn and succeed by doing."
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About the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
As a key partner for businesses, the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry works co to provide consistently the 134,000 businesses in its area with the keys to improve their performance and increase their turnover. To achieve this objective, the CCIAMP assists and promotes the transformation of the region to international standards with major metropolitan projects. It fully plays its role as the economic development agency of the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan area.
Additionally, the Chamber’s role is to give companies the ability to hire skilled, qualified and performing employees who evolve in line with the real needs of companies the initial and continuing training of its schools (Ecole Pratique, ISBA TP, and KEDGE Business School). KEDGE Business School is a non-profit entity created in July 2013 by the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry and came out of a merger between Euromed Management, which is also one of the Chamber’s schools, and Bordeaux Management School.
The Chamber owns the land and buildings of the Luminy Campus of KEDGE Business School and is involved in the school's decisions through its attendance at the school’s General Assembly.
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About KEDGE Business School
KEDGE Business School is a leading French business school with four campuses in France (Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille and Toulon), four campuses abroad (two in China - Shanghai and Suzhou, and two in Africa - Dakar and Abidjan), as well as three associated campuses (located in Avignon, Bastia, and Bayonne). The KEDGE community comprises 14,800 students (23% of whom are foreign students), 172 permanent professors (45% of whom are international), 201 international academic partners, and 70,000 graduates throughout the world. KEDGE offers 36 management and design programmes for both students and professionals, as well as customised programmes for companies at both the national and international levels. A member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles and accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA, KEDGE Business School is a higher education institution recognised by the French government, with accredited programmes, and certified by EESPIG. KEDGE is ranked by the Financial Times as the 34th best business school in Europe and 41st in the world for its Executive MBA.