emlyon business school inaugurates its new Asia campus

emlyon business school of France has inaugurated the Asia campus, Asia Europe Business School (AEBS), in the presence of the Consul General of France in Shanghai, representatives of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, of the City of Lyon, of the municipality of Shanghai, of IBM, of the SEB Group and of the New Franco-Chinese Institute.
Created in 2015 in partnership with Shanghai’s East China Normal University (ECNU), Asia Europe Business School combines the excellence of the ECNU in sciences and that of emlyon business school in entrepreneurial management and innovation.
“AEBS, which came on stage only a few months ago, has already proved itself as a benchmark for training businessmen and businesswomen, executives and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs,” declared Axel Cruau, Consul General of France in Shanghai.
“We are proud to see this new Campus in Shanghai being inaugurated,” said Mr Gérard Collomb, Senator, Mayor of Lyon and President of Lyon Metropole. ” By creating this joint school, you are training students who will be as much at ease in the European market as in the Chinese market.”
This campus, with a total area of 5,000m² will host from the September intake 500 international and Chinese students and more than 1000 students by 2020. Synergies between this establishment and the campuses of emlyon business school in France and in Morocco will develop learning paths on three continents.
“The inauguration of the AEBS campus marks an historic step in the history of emlyon business school,” declared Bernard Belletante, Dean &CEO of emlyon business school. “With this campus, we have created a school that is unique in the world, which develops local talent to help them to become markers on an international scale.”
On this occasion, emlyon business school signed a partnership agreement with the New Franco-Chinese Institute, becoming a founder member of this institution, intended to promote relations between Lyon and China. emlyon business school has also signed a partnership [agreement] with Baume & Mercier, a Swiss watchmaking company founded in 1830, sponsor of the inauguration of the Shanghai campus and actions supported by the emlyon business school Foundation. Finally, IBM and emlyon business school have announced their desire to extend their partnership to China.