INSEEC is a not for profit higher education organisation (business school rated as a french”grande école”) created in 1975 .
The School has five French campuses and is present in Europe and Beyond (Chicago, San Francisco Geneva…). It’s the first French school which implemented a curriculum sharing with Berkley. The school offers a number of programs: an INSEEC BBA, a number of specialized master programs (dedicated to Air and Space engineering, luxury, communication and advertising…) as well as a number of MS & MBA programs. It can account for 14500 students, includes 450 permanent faculty members, as well as adjuncts mostly from the business field and 80 full time researchers.
Within INSEEC, the INSEEC research centre (https://recherche.inseec.com) intends to bring together researchers from different fields and develop a multi-disciplinary approach to academic research in the field of economics. In order to do so, the research centre not only considers economics traditional topics such as Management, Finance, Control, Accounting, Audit and Marketing Strategy, but also aggregates specialists in the field of Human resources, environment or even health.
The specificity of the research centre is also to closely consider the potential for education and knowledge sharing in all its projects, and tends to include in INSEEC curriculum all breakthrough topics nurtured by its researchers. This sustains an original position in which there is no gap between research and academic education.
Directed by Professor Jean-Louis Chandon, the research centre benefits from it’s 80 permanent members, as well as full professors, assistant professor, lecturers, senior and junior researchers coming from both major European universities, business schools and other higher education institutions.
The research centre members’ have for the last years published more than one hundred articles in ranked publications, participate to major pan-european projects (such as the deployment of international chairs). Concomitantly, INSEEC deployed a number of successful projects and business cases with well know companies and institutions, as, for example, the cooperation with the Cordier-Mestrezat international wine merchant for the design of a newe value – added distribution method (Tandem of Cordier : wine proposed in TetraPack conditionning), and the definition of new distribution networks; Another example is the cooperation with the Bordeaux Technopople on market studies.
The University of Crete (UoC) http://www.en.uoc.gr/ is a public educational institution committed to excellence in research and teaching.
UoC was established in 1973 and its first students enrolled in 1977. Currently there are over 16,000 undergraduate 2,500 postgraduate students enrolled in the University’s 16 Departments organized in 5 Schools (Philosophy, Education, Social, Economic & Political Sciences, Sciences & Engineering, and Medicine). They are educated by an outward looking academic faculty of around 500 members, supported by adjunct lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, laboratory support staff and instructors, as well as around 300 technical and administrative support staff.
The international orientation of the University is reflected in its track record of collaborations with many of the leading research and educational institutions in Europe and worldwide as well as active promotion of mobility and exchange programmes. Research and research training at all levels benefits also from the close collaboration between many of the University’s research groups with the Institutes of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) and the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC)
Reflecting its research activity and associated initiatives, the University of Crete is the first Greek University to have signed the EU Charter and the Code for the recruitment of researchers, and forms part of the Euraxess European network for the mobility of researchers. The University fully participates in quality assurance mechanisms both for its academic and administrative structures, and it is a strategic choice of the University that there will be an ongoing effort to meet quality in all its structures.
The University further benefits from an academic and technological environment of international standards which has been built up over the last 30 years in the island of Crete where the University is located, through a cluster of research orientated institutions including the University, the Institutes of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), which has its headquarters in Heraklion, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC), and the University General Hospital (PagNi), as well as other HEIs in the region – the Technical University (TUC) the Technological Educational Institute (TEI), the National Agricultural Research Foundation, (NAGREF) and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Hania (MAIch).
Two of the University’s Departments, the Department of Sociology and the Department of Medicine will join personnel and resources in DEFORM in continuance of their long term established interdisciplinary collaboration in research and teaching manifested mainly in their participation in the postgraduate program BIOETHICS (along with the Departments of Philosophy and Biology). Two fo the members of the UoC research team (the principle investigator who comes from the Department of Sociology and Pr A. Philalithis who comes from the Department of Medicine) are among the founding members of this program and have repeatedly served together as members of advisory committees of Master’s and PhD students.
The Department of Sociology was established in 1984 while its first students were enrolled in 1987. Currently there are approximately 900 undergraduate students enrolled. The Department through its graduate program in Sociology and its participation in the interdisciplinary postgraduate program of Bioethics offers Postgraduate (Master’s of Science) and Doctorate (PhD) degrees.
The research orientation of the Department’s 21 faculty members was acknowledged in its most recent external evaluation alongside the Department’s continuous effort to attract and secure inter-University, national and EU funding. Much of the Department’s research activity is supported and channeled through the Gender Studies Laboratory, the Laboratory of Social Analysis and Applied Social Research as well as the affiliated Bioethics Laboratory. Administrative staff, specialized technical personnel and a well-equipped and updated Library, support research and teaching at the Department of Sociology
The Department of Medicine was established in 1983 and received its first students in 1984. A total of 127 faculty members serve in the Department as well as the University Hospital and are supported by administrative staff and specialized technical personnel. Numerous Research Laboratories in the areas of Basic Sciences, Morphology, Laboratory Medicine, Radiology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Mother and Child Health, Neurology and Sensory Organs, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Social Medicine have in past and continue currently to attract and secure significant funding from national, EU and international sources. Eight different specialized and interdisciplinary postgraduate programs offer Postgraduate (Master’s of Science) and Doctorate (PhD) degrees.