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Supporting academic excellence

ESSEC Business School’s mission is to create and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge with the aim of training pioneering thinkers and influential leaders. But it also strives to clarify the way forward for companies and organizations, and be a driving force for progress in society.

The ESSEC Foundation helps ESSEC’s teaching faculty achieve these goals by:
- Presenting annual awards for outstanding research and innovative teaching methods
- Supporting research development to promote the creation and sharing of knowledge
- Facilitating the reception of visiting professors from prestigious academic institutions around the world

Highlights

  • Testimony of Michel Baroni, ESSEC Professors Dean
    ESSEC is among the best French academic institutions in terms of research
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  • 2021 Foundation Ceremony
    The ESSEC Foundation ceremony will take place on 22 September in Paris. This event is a memorable moment, that allow brought the ESSEC community together, in its diversity, around equal opportunities and academic excellence, and allowed to thank those who make the choice to support the School with their donation.
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  • Chrystelle RICHARD, Teaching Excellence Award 2021, category « Permanent professors »
    The ESSEC Foundation award is inspiring and invaluable
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  • Rémi TRIOLET, Teaching Excellence Award 2021, category « Lecturers »
    This award reflects the preferences expressed by more than 2000 students and participants of the ESSEC group and was ratified by a committee composed of the Chief Executive, Professors Associate Dean, Associate Dean of pedagogy, Foundation president, and the Executive Director of the ESSEC Foundation.
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  • Special Jury Award 2021
    In the list of students 20 preferred teachers, the jury has selected Florence CAVELIUS and Jeroen ROMBOUTS according to their course evaluations, in a variety of initial and continuing courses programs.
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  • Pedagogical Experience Award « Daniel Tixier » 2021
    This award recognizes the conception, the pedagogical direction and animation of an original and innovative pedagogical experience.
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  • Research Award 2021
    This award recognizes the academic rigour and relevance to management practice that led to the publication of “Rich Pickings? Risk, Return and Skill in Household Wealth”, written by Laurent BACH, co-written with Laurent CALVET et Paolo SODINI, published in the American Economic Review (2020).
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  • White Project 2021
    The White Project is a research or teaching project which stands out for its rigour, innovative aspect, originality and strong potential for academic and/or societal impact.
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Testimony of Michel Baroni, ESSEC Professors Dean

« ESSEC is among the best French academic institutions in terms of research, if the criterion is the number of academic publications produced by the faculty each year. The research of our teachers also feeds the daily content of the courses, and provides to our students the level of reflection and mastery of management sciences that they need for their professional development. »

Michel Baroni, Doyen de l’ESSEC

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2021 Foundation Ceremony

The ESSEC Foundation ceremony will take place on 22 September in Paris. This event is a memorable moment, that allow brought the ESSEC community together, in its diversity, around equal opportunities and academic excellence, and allowed to thank those who make the choice to support the School with their donation.

ESSEC’s ambition is to be open to all talents and profiles because diversity is a source of wealth for the development of the School. It is in this context that the Foundation and the School have distinguished ESSEC professors for excellence in their pedagogy and research.

Exceptionally, this year, the capitaine Chomel de Jarnieu award will be given by the Chief of Army Staff.During this evening, the scholarship students are also honored and officially received their social scholarship, a significant financial assistance for the continuation of their higher education.

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Chrystelle RICHARD, Teaching Excellence Award 2021, category « Permanent professors »

« The ESSEC Foundation award is inspiring and invaluable. In an unprecedented context, all means were used to redeploy classroom life in a digital space, give the desire to connect and be present (even at a distance), revive the social link and the sense of being together, regain the energy to learn and understand, and in fine work to be more and more master of his life. »

Chrystelle RICHARD, Teaching Excellence Award 2021, category « Permanent professors »

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Rémi TRIOLET, Teaching Excellence Award 2021, category « Lecturers »

Rémi TRIOLET, Teaching Excellence Award 2021, category « Lecturers »

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Special Jury Award 2021

« I would like to express my gratitude for this ESSEC Foundation award. As a professor of data and analytical research and holder of the Strategic Business Analytics Chair, it is a great honor to be recognized for a teaching award. Post-pandemic education will need to incorporate key aspects of e-learning that ESSEC professors had to master in a few weeks. The future of education starts now! »

Jeroen ROMBOUTS, Special Jury Award ex aequo

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Pedagogical Experience Award « Daniel Tixier » 2021

Cristina TERRA, Pedagogical Experience Award « Daniel Tixier » 2021

This year, this award was assigned to Cristina TERRA pour the conception, the pedagogical direction and animation of an original and innovative pedagogical experience « Flipped Classroom with pre-recorded videos.

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Research Award 2021

Laurent BACH, Research Award 2021

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White Project 2021

Laurence LESCOURRET, White Project 2021

This year, the white project was assigned to Laurence LESCOURRET for the project “Value of Trading at the Mid-Point”

Recognising academic excellence

The ESSEC Foundation Awards for the school’s teaching faculty are the result of intensive collaboration between the Dean’s Office, the Foundation and ESSEC’s management team.

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The ESSEC Foundation Awards
Recognising academic excellence
In the words of… the Dean and President of ESSEC
Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi

“ESSEC’s teaching faculty is at the heart of an outstanding intellectual production in the area of organizational management. Their output is thorough, innovative and relevant for decision makers in both the public and private sectors, shedding light on fundamental managerial and economic issues.”

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In the words of… the Dean and President of ESSEC
An advocate of the Philanthropy Chair
Jean Arvis (E74), donateur

“ESSEC’s Philanthropy Chair is a means of building dialog between academic research and philanthropic activity, which until now have stood in isolation from one another. It also brings to the table a European perspective, previously lacking in understanding a sector that’s fast-growing, but still needs structure - especially in France.”

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An advocate of the Philanthropy Chair
In the words of… the director of ESSEC’s doctoral program
Anca Metiu

“Thanks to their cutting-edge research our PhD students – who are future ambassadors set to teach at leading international institutions - contribute directly to the improvement of management practices, as well as to ESSEC’s reputation.”

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In the words of… the director of ESSEC’s doctoral program
Building the knowledge of tomorrow
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Building the knowledge of tomorrow
Taking action to support teaching faculty
Aurore Lebon-Desroche (E97) and Philippe Desroche (E95), donors

“We’ve chosen to support ESSEC’s academic staff, who for us are instrumental to the school’s development - both in France and internationally.”

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Taking action to support teaching faculty
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