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Fourth EQUIS accreditation for GEM

Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of only 1% of business schools worldwide that hold three international accreditations (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). In 2018, the school's EQUIS accreditation was renewed for the fourth year in a row and it will last up to five years. The accreditation committee underlined the progress achieved since its last visit five years ago:

  • Greater school autonomy thanks to a change in status
  • A consultative strategy thanks to the creation of an International Advisory Board in which companies and alumni share advice in terms of strategic development
  • Projects tied to innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Innovation in education with immersive GEM Labs spaces such as the connected shop, serious games and the entire ensemble of innovative educational approaches
  • The campus network with the future inauguration of the building in Paris and the GEM Labs on the Presqu’île in Grenoble

GEM comes to Istanbul

Grenoble Ecole de Management has joined forces with 41 North, a center specialized in continuing education in Turkey. This partnership continues the school’s expansion in the Near and Middle East. As of June 2019, the school’s DBA and Executive MBA will be available in the heart of Istanbul’s business district.

This will enable future students to participate in high level educational programs (DBA and Executive MBA) without leaving their job and still benefit from the strengths of a triple accredited school.
41 North will be in charge of promoting the programs and will host classes in their Istanbul offices. GEM faculty will visit to deliver classes. The first and last workshops will be held in Grenoble (as with our other programs). The partnership is aimed at attracting participants from the regional market (Turkey and Middle East).

“Istanbul holds a strategic position in geopolitical terms. It’s a hub for the Near and Middle East. The Executive Education market is in full boom with the region’s vibrant economy. In addition, our partner 41 North is not a traditional university. Instead it’s a company that targets companies. The DBA is also a concept that doesn’t currently exist in Turkey. So there are real possibilities for development,” explains Jean-François Fiorina, Deputy Director of Grenoble Ecole de Management.

ID PASS wins first prize at EOS Global Blockchain Hackathon

On June 10, 2018, the ID PASS project won the first prize of 100,000 USD at the 2018 EOS Global Hackathon in Hong Kong. The event is the largest blockchain hackathon ever organized in terms of prize funding (1.5 million USD). More than 350 participants in 90 teams worked for 26 hours to offer an innovation solution based on the EOSIO infrastructure.

ID PASS is based on the concept of self-sovereign identity. The technology offers vulnerable individuals (more than one billion worldwide without ID papers) a means to prove their identity. In combination with biometric technology, blockchain enables the clear identification of people without a central database that could be used for repressive actions. Personal data is not stored on the blockchain. It remains stored on the individual’s card and can eventually be recorded by a trustworthy organization (NGO, governmental organization, etc.).

ID PASS was created at Newlogic, a Singaporean company founded by four Frenchmen: Jérémy Bethmont, Loïc Bistuer, Jérémi Joslin (EPITECH) and Grégoire Martel (GEM ESC 2006). The American Paul Wehner, and the Belarusian, Raman Shalupau, joined the ID PASS team during the hackathon. Raphaël Dauzat GEM ESC 2006 joined the team as project manager.