Written on 14 March 2012.
Christian Estrosi’s speech emphasised EDHEC’s influence on the Nice economy and was well-received by the corporate partners, parents, students and alumni present at the event.
“The Nice campus contributes to Nice-Côte d’Azur’s rapid economic expansion, through a mixture of innovation, internationalisation and sustainability, while also consolidating EDHEC Business School’s footprint in an area offering attractions unrivalled throughout the Mediterranean”, underlined Olivier Oger.
Following a round table featuring EDHEC Business School alumni, guests had the opportunity to mingle during a festive cocktail reception.
The Nice campus’ anniversary celebrations testify to the progress achieved over the last 20 years. The inauguration of the campus back in November 1991 positioned EDHEC Business School in a second strategic region in France and allowed it to respond to student demand, whether from the south or the north of the country. The Nice campus offers all of EDHEC Business School’s academic education programmes (the ESPEME bachelor programme, the EDHEC Master and five MScs), along with the Global MBA, the PhD in Finance, and customised and open-enrolment executive education programmes. The campus also houses several research centres and notably the EDHEC-Risk Institute, which celebrated its 10th year of existence in 2011.
Located on Nice’s prestigious Promenade des Anglais, the campus accommodates 160 staff (of whom 25% come from outside France) and 1,700 students (30% from outside France).
The 20th anniversary celebrations represent a milestone on the way to further progress, and particularly toward the opening of phase IV of the campus, which is currently being built with support from the Alpes-Maritimes Regional Council and the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Council.