A message from our Dean, Jean-Philippe Ammeux – International Newsletter

April 14, 2020

A message from our Dean, Jean-Philippe Ammeux – International Newsletter

Jean-Philippe AmmeuxIn these difficult times, I sincerely hope that you are all in good health.

For several weeks, the entire IÉSEG community, like everyone, has been impacted by the global health crisis.

Since mid-March, our premises have been closed to students and more than 95% of the School’s collaborators (academic and non-academic staff) are teleworking. All of our undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programs have therefore been temporarily switched online for this semester (including for exams and evaluations).

This rapid move to online teaching, carried out over a single weekend, therefore concerns over 450 academic staff members, along with the entire student body. This feat was made possible by the remarkable mobilization of the professors and administrative teams (in pedagogical innovation, IT, and studies). Students have adapted very quickly. Professors are impressed by the level of their engagement. I would like to thank them for this.

As management specialists say, we are now, more than ever, in a VUCA environment (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). By carefully observing the School’s activity, I can see that all departments are mobilized to help the IÉSEG community members and our stakeholders, and that everyone remains faithful to our values of engagement and solidarity.

We are also thinking of our all our future students, our international partner universities and all other members of our community at this difficult time.

We are contacting all students that have applied/are applying to the School to update them about the health situation in France and to reassure them with details about the continuation of our educational activities for the next academic year. Furthermore, we would like to thank all of our academic partners and partner companies for their invaluable support and collaboration and we look forward to working closely with them in the coming weeks.

Even if the health situation will remain difficult for some more weeks, we are actively preparing for the time after the crisis, knowing that our community will be even more united and powerful than before.

With everyone’s support, our fine school will continue to progress. Please do not hesitate to visit the dedicated section of our website for updates on the measures taken by the School in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak.