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EU Anti Fake News Initiative violates fundamental rights, says Prof. Alberto Alemanno

28 March 2018

Following on the EU Commission announcement that it will adopt a Communication on tackling disinformation online, Alberto Alemanno filed today a complaint to the European Ombudsman alleging that the current EU approach to counter fake news - as epitomised by the EU Disinformation Review - violates the rights to freedom of expression and due process of those accused of distributing (...)

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Prada's IPO case study by Denis Gromb wins The Case Centre Awards 2018 in Finance

21 March 2018

For the third time in three years, an HEC Paris professor has bagged a Case Centre Award for a bestselling case study. Professor of Finance Denis Gromb won the 2018 prize in the Finance, Accounting and Control category for “Prada’s Hong Kong IPO”, a study he co-wrote with Associate Professor at ESCP Europe, Alberta Di Giuli. Gromb was presented with his award on March 14 by The Case Centre (...)

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Movement for Social * Business Impact Donors Encourage SnO Research on More Inclusive Global Economy

19 March 2018

HEC Paris’ Society and Organization Center (SnO) and the Movement for Social*Business Impact (MS*BI), convened for a March 6 meeting between all six major corporate donors to share the fruits of their research in building a new type of capitalism. Representatives from Danone, Schneider Electric, Renault, Sodexo, Veolia and Total believe the HEC researchers have laid solid foundations (...)

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HEC Paris Student Shifting Mindset on Solar Energy Thanks to Customized Bike

15 March 2018

Since 2016, Sushil Reddy, an Indian student from MSc Sustainability & Social Innovation (SASI), has been powering his custom-made bicycle in his homeland, the U.S. and France. His aim? To convince skeptics that solar energy is the future. The energy engineer is releasing an eBook to recount his latest odyssey, a 3,100 kilometer trek through France. This eBook is at the heart of the March 16 (...)

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Team Kilowatt Aims to Light up Hult Prize Finals

8 March 2018

Four HEC students arrive in London on Friday March 9 hoping to take top spot in the 10th Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for the creation of new social businesses. They will be vying with 55 other teams in the Regional Finals over the March 9-11 weekend, with the winners advancing to a final round in New York in September. The winning team in the U.S. goes home with a million (...)

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Students Launch HEC’s First Diplomacy Week on UN Lines

5 March 2018

Almost 200 HEC students are expected for a week of conferences, workshops and debates centered on global geopolitics and international relations. Kicking off on March 5, the inaugural Diplomacy Week is to culminate with a Model United Nations focused on “The Challenges of Development in the 21st century”.  MUN is a simulation of UN multilateral bodies designed to introduce students to the (...)

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Have a Cause, Make an Impact: Students Lead Change On and Off Campus

2 March 2018

54 HEC Paris students enjoyed a thrilling ride in the pioneering “Have a Cause, Make an Impact” course, co-designed and executed by the school’s SASI Master’s degree and the Society & Organizations (SnO) Center. The twelve-week program is culminating in projects going well beyond the Jouy-en-Josas campus boundaries. Academic director and co-creator of the course, Rodolphe Durand, has no (...)

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African Cinema in the Spotlight Thanks to AfricaDays@HEC Paris

28 February 2018

While we live is the sixth full-length feature film by Dani Kouyaté, son of Sotigui Kouyaté, one of the greatest African actors of the 20th  century. On February 12, 2018, a snow-covered Jouy-en-Josas campus hosted the Franco-Burkinabe director, currently based in Stockholm, to share this Homeric story with an audience made up of students and staff from HEC Paris. This modern fable marked (...)

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HEC Donors Set Sights on More Affirmative Action and an Expansion into Paris Intra-muros

27 February 2018

The 2018 annual convention organized by the HEC Foundation returned to the business school’s historic home of origin in central Paris on February 13. The stately building, today part of Sorbonne University on Boulevard Malesherbes, housed the business school from its founding day in 1881 until it moved to the current Jouy-en-Josas campus in 1964. It was an appropriate setting from which (...)

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HEC’s Inaugural Big Data Day Hits an Upward Curve

19 February 2018

Almost 200 researchers, professors and students gathered on January 23, 2018, for HEC’s first-ever Big Data Day devoted to promoting the school’s research in Big Data and business analytics. The links between groundbreaking data research, the development of innovative teaching programs, and leading academic research emerged in a day rich in exchange and discovery.

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