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HEC Paris on the move: Leading business school in Europe joins iTunes U

9 March 2010

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HEC Paris on the move

Leading business school in Europe joins iTunes U

                                                Jouy-en-Josas, 9th March 2010

HEC Paris offers highly interactive courses, which is why the materials currently available through HEC Paris on iTunes U are not just lecture-based and science-oriented. A selection of podcasts have been specifically designed for iTunes U. The launch of HEC Paris on iTunes U required close collaboration between HEC Paris professors, administrators, technical and audiovisual teams. HEC Paris students were involved in recording content for iTunes U through an ingenious system allowing semi-automatic video editing.

In addition to presenting course material, HEC Paris on iTunes U will make a wide range of information available to the public such as programs, conferences and research into contemporary issues like social business and corporate social responsibility. Welcoming the launch of HEC Paris on iTunes U, Dean Bernard Ramanantsoa says: “HEC Paris on iTunes U creates a dynamic environment to foster exchange between students and professors, thus expanding our unique classroom experience. HEC Paris on iTunes U will never replace face-to-face pedagogy but we are excited to open up our community to potential participants, faculty and partners around the world .”

The public lectures available for download include Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former President of the French Republic; Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, Nobel Peace Prize-winner (with Former Vice President Al Gore) and Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, former President of Latvia and Yann Arthus-Bertrand, renowned French photographer, filmmaker, environmental activist and President of the GoodPlanet Foundation.

To access HEC Paris on iTunes U, visit:



About HEC Paris

A leader in Europe, HEC Paris specializes in management education and research.

HEC Paris offers a full, unique range of courses to the leaders of tomorrow: Masters Degrees, MBA, PhD, Executive MBA and Trium Global Executive MBA.

Founded in 1881, HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 105 professors, 4000 students on its campus (40% of whom are international) and over 8700 managers and executives trained in executive education programs each year.

HEC Paris has been ranked #1 Business School in Europe by the Financial Times for the past four years.

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