Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and HEC Paris have this week signed agreements for the creation of dual-degree programs and entrepreneurial innovation training programs.
The agreements, for the first time, represent the continuing interest of HEC Paris and their near 140-year history as a rigorous institution of higher education. The agreements also reflect the ongoing relationship between SUSTech and HEC Paris, which was originally cemented in June 2018 in the presence of French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe.
SUSTech President Chen Shiyi met with HEC Paris Dean Peter Todd. This is the first time President Chen Shiyi has visited HEC Paris, who led the SUSTech delegation including Vice Provost (Global Strategies) Zheng Chunmiao, Dean of the School of Business Huang Wei, Dean of the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Liu Ke and Associate Director of Global Engagement Office Li Xu.
HEC Paris Dean Peter Todd was joined by Dean of Faculty Jacques Olivier, Dean of Programs Eloic Peyrache, Deputy Director General Eric Ponsonnet, Associate Dean of Executive Education Nathalie Lugagne, Associate Dean of International Affairs Francois Collin, Executive Director for Global Business Development – Executive Education Inge Kerkloh-Devif, Director of International Programming & Academic Partnerships – Executive Education Matthew Gibb and Director of the HEC Paris China Office Xu Ying
The dual-degree program cooperation will allow SUSTech’s Master of Engineering degree and bachelor degree holders to enter the Masters Program at HEC Paris. The entrepreneurial innovation international program provides additional short-term overseas study opportunities for students of SUSTech’s School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Following the agreement, the SUSTech delegation was led to Station F, the biggest startup campus in the world and the entrepreneurial center of HEC Paris. It is regarded as the only start-up campus that collects an entire entrepreneurial ecosystem under one roof, and is well supported by industry, university and government.
HEC Paris was founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is the leading academic institution in Europe and the world, and is a long-established European company. HEC Paris has flagship programs in Masters in Management, Masters of Business Administration and Advanced Management Education. It also offers a Master of Science degree, Ph.D. education and advanced management training. HEC Business School is the founding body of the Global Business Education Alliance (CEMS), accredited by three international authorities (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB).
HEC Paris has consistently ranked among the best business schools in France and top business schools in Europe. HEC Paris ranks first in Europe and third in the world, second only to Harvard and Stanford in the number of alumni serving as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Its alumni also include leaders of government, international organizations, business and art. In 2017, HEC Business School alumni in Paris were named the second most influential business school alumni group in the world by The Economist.