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Volkswagen Signs in Partnership with HEC Paris to Promote Gender Equality

11 July 2018

The German carmakers Volkswagen sealed a growing French-German relationship with HEC Paris by joining the school’s Foundation. It will contribute with different programs focused on diversity and sustainability, which include scholarships for women and for German-speaking students. The June 21 ceremony was sealed by Professor Thomas Edig, Member of the Board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and (...)

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2018 Commencement Ceremony Marked by Calls for More Social Responsibility

10 July 2018

HEC Paris Commencement ceremony enjoyed a bumper turnout on June 15-16. 1,700 graduates were joined over the two days by their family and friends, the academic body and several illustrious Alumni. All were gathered under the giant marquee where graduation day has been traditionally held for the last dozen years. The 2018 star Alumni, Jean-Dominique Senard (CEO of Michelin tire company) and (...)

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HEC Debate Wards Off Fear of Robotization

2 July 2018

HEC Paris Professor Augustin Landier and Afiniti Managing Director for Global Business Development Jérôme de Castries (H17) were at the heart of a lively debate, broadcast live, on the role of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the financial world. A full-house of entrepreneurs, journalists and students were treated to rare insights into this digital sector of the future and its (...)

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Landmark SASI Degree Celebrates 15 Years of Development with Forward-Looking Workshops

29 June 2018

One of HEC’s key Master degrees, the MSc in Sustainability and Social Innovation (SASI) marked its 15th  birthday on June 13 by uniting old and new generations around workshops, debates and social exchanges. Set in the impressive Quartier Général, central Paris, the occasion was a powerful moment to take stock and look to the future of a program that works hand-in-hand with school’s (...)

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Fourth HEC Seed Mixes Bras, Perfumes and Green Tech

25 June 2018

Almost 300 people turned out for the fourth edition of HEC Seed, the international entrepreneurship forum organized annually by, and for, the school’s students. Designed to empower young entrepreneurs and connect them with investors and business professionals, it was held at Station F, a first for this ambitious gathering. The June 6 event was also the occasion to announce the winners of the (...)

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D-TEA Highlights Behavioral Economics in Decision-making

22 June 2018

The 2018 edition of HEC Paris’ annual D-TEA workshop brought together world-class researchers around the theme “Modes of Decision-making”. Almost 100 people attended the May 23-25 event organized by the HEC Decision Science team. The three days of intense exchange related theory to applications in various economic questions where the way people think, in particular about uncertainty, matters. (...)

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Frédéric Jousset to Succeed Emmanuel Chain as HEC Paris Alumni President

15 June 2018

Webhelp cofounder and President Frédéric Jousset has been nominated to succeed at the head of HEC Paris Alumni network, one of Europe’s largest. An HEC graduate himself (1992), Jousset takes over the mantle from TV producer Emmanuel Chain (H85), who has been overseeing the 55,000-strong organization since 2015.

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HEC Paris Takes to the Seine to Celebrate a Decade of Social Business Certificate

12 June 2018

In 2009, the Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty (SB/EP) Certificate was launched as part of HEC Paris’ long-lasting commitment to tackling social and environmental issues. Fast forward to the evening of May 29, 2018, past and present participants, professors, and corporate partners are celebrating the 10th  anniversary and success of the Certificate on a boat in the Seine. The SB/EP (...)

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HEC Paris Joins Europe’s Largest Project to Tackle Childhood Obesity

11 June 2018

HEC Paris today announced it will join a project involving 16 nations and 31 research, advocacy and governmental organizations, geared to reverse the current wave of childhood obesity sweeping through much of Europe. The business school’s researchers are to contribute to the behavioral component of the €10 million project.

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Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida Cited Amongst Best MBA Professors

8 June 2018

HEC Paris’ Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida has been nominated as one the “Favorite Professors of Best & Brightest MBAs”, a tribute created by the Poets & Quants media. As is the tradition, P&Q relied on the testimonies of the professors’ students, in this case HEC’s Priya-Darshinee Ramkissoon. “Before (Professor de Almeida’s) class, I had always viewed a negotiation as being (...)

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