IÉSEG launches joint PhD program with top international research university, KU Leuven

KU LeuvenIÉSEG School of Management is launching a joint PhD Program in Applied Economics (economics, management etc.) with the Faculty of Economics and Business at leading international research university KU Leuven (Belgium). Doctoral candidates in this new international program will carry out their research activities in both France and Belgium under the supervision of researchers from both IÉSEG and KU Leuven.

As of this Academic Year (2019-2020), a joint IÉSEG /Leuven PhD Committee will select top candidates for the program. They will begin the PhD program in Applied Economics by following a series of demanding courses taught by professors from both institutions and related to their domains of research. They will share their time between both institutions and will be jointly supervised by an IÉSEG professor and a KU Leuven professor, making this PhD a real joint program.

KU leuven2Director of IÉSEG, Jean-Philippe Ammeux notes: “We are delighted to launch this new program with KU Leuven, one of the world’s leading research universities.  Research and international collaboration has been part of IÉSEG’s DNA since the School was created in 1964. We attract prominent researchers from around the world: more than 80% of our permanent professors come from outside of France and publish in top-tier scientific journals worldwide. With this partnership we are looking to reinforce our efforts to become a leading international research hub in domains linked to business, economics, management.”

Prof. Dr. Wilfried Lemahieu, Dean of KU Leuven’s Faculty of Economics and Business also looks forward to cooperating: “FEB’s research activities strongly contribute to its international dimension. We have a long tradition in international research collaborations, long and short faculty visits abroad, internationally focused research centres and research groups, international guest lecturers, and more. This results in a worldwide network with common academic pursuits, demonstrated by the many top-publications with foreign co-authors. Together with IÉSEG School of Management we can further strengthen our international research in business economics.”

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