On the 31st of May in Angers, France, ESSCA School of Management inaugurated the new Alliance of Chinese and European Business Schools (ACE). Twenty universities and colleges are the founding members of the alliance, which is under the patronage of EFMD. ACE will focus on academic excellence and the synergy between research and education in order to better prepare the next generation of executives. Planned activities include the establishment of a joint programme under the ACE label, exchanges of professors and students, projects and research conferences and the development of international skills modules. Already in the first year, ACE will provide a symposium on research and will lay the foundations for the first batch of students for a joint programme.
ACE has member universities from 10 European countries – one per country; the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University is the Dutch participant.