Grenoble EM launches new Paris campus
French business school Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) has announced that it has opened a new campus in Paris.
This new campus, following a €2.5 million investment, will replace GEM’s current Paris campus located in the city’s 16th district on rue Ranelagh.
The new campus, located on rue Didot in Paris’ 14th district, has also been created with a firm environmental focus, with a collaborative design put together by Zero Waste France.
GEM said that this will be a ‘100% zero waste campus’, and its ‘future-proof’ space and facilities will include extensive green areas, eco-friendly vending machines and an explicit ban on plastic bottles.
‘Future-proof’ Grenoble EM Paris campus is committed to being sustainability
The campus has been designed to provide GEM students with a green space at the heart of the new ‘Broussais Hospital’ 14th district, an area which is undergoing extensive urban transformation, thanks to investment into the area from numerous HEIs.
The new campus will be able to welcome up to 1000 additional students each year. It has been designed with the GEM Learning Model in mind, which promotes giving students greater agency, responsibility for, and understanding of, their learning experience.
Jean-Philippe Rennard, Director of the new Grenoble EM Paris campus, expressed his pleasure at the way in which this campus represents the institution’s innovative approaches to learning:
“No classroom is fixed. All the furniture is mobile. All teachers can rearrange their rooms as they wish to; before or even during the classes. The rooms are equipped with a variety of surfaces for writing, touch screens to facilitate learning in project mode, to exchange information or to send information directly to teachers.
“The equipment also enables the creation of virtual workgroups located outside of the city. Students on the campus in one of our project spaces will be able to collaborate with students in virtual classrooms located outside of the campus.
GEM planning simultaneous lesson delivery for all campuses
Grenoble EM announced that it is currently working on a lesson-delivery model which will seek to deliver classes to students across the Grenoble and Paris campuses at the same time.
Rennard added: “The next step,that we had started to work on and which was brought to hold by the Covid-19 pandemic, is the implementation of a system to deliver lessons simultaneously on our Paris and Grenoble campuses.”
The new Grenoble EM Paris campus will provide a variety of programmes, including MSc Management in International Business, MSc Fashion, Design & Luxury Management, Advanced Master in Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Management, and Advanced Master in Digital Business Strategy.
Pic: Zebrandco/Grenoble EM
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