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ISC Paris business school signs a cooperation agreement with the Ningbo China Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (NISCI), the only Asian branch of the prestigious MIT.

ISC Paris business school proud to announce its partnership with the Ningbo China Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (NISCI). This is the only branch of the prestigious MIT in Asia, and together with branches in Luxembourg, Spain and Colombia it forms the MIT Global SCALE Network, whose head office is in the USA. The French school thus joins forces with one of the world’s leading universities, which to date boasts 78 Nobel Prize winners.

The Ningbo China Institute for Supply Chain (NISCI)

The Ningbo China Institute for Supply Chain (NISCI) is a renowned institution, ideally located in the port city of Ningbo, China, which boasts a population of 9 million and a highly dynamic and innovative economic environment in terms of logistics and supply chain issues. The port of Ningbo is the world’s 3rd largest container port after Shanghai and Singapore, and the world’s 1st largest bulk port. A partnership with ISC Paris Business School, with its highly qualified supply chain management faculty, therefore seemed an obvious choice.

Strong collaboration on a multitude of fronts

Discover the actions planned over the next 5 years:

  • Joint research activities
  • Organization of conferences and seminars
  • Joint publications
  • Exchange of professors and researchers
  • Student exchanges
  • Co-direction of doctoral theses
  • A variety of other actions that the parties decide to undertake by mutual agreement

Exchanges and collaborations starting in the 2024/2025 academic year

From the start of the 2024 academic year, ISC Paris Master’s students will have the opportunity to spend a semester studying at NISCI, and ISC Paris campuses will host NISCI students on a reciprocal basis. Professors from both institutions will also be able to work at their partner institutions: students from the 2 ISC Paris campuses will thus be able to benefit from the very high expertise of MIT-affiliated professors.

ISC Paris business school is also launching its prestigious Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in Ningbo as part of its international offshore development strategy, with the support of the NISCI. This program is a perfect complement to the NISCI offer: MIT MIT offers PhD programs, but not yet a DBA.

“This agreement honors ISC Paris, its students, its graduates and its professors. It marks a further step forward in our ability to expand internationally, drawing on our pedagogical and scientific expertise. More broadly, it demonstrates the attractiveness and dynamism of the French private higher education sector, which has no room for complacency in national and global competition”, declared Jean-Christophe Hauguel, Dean of ISC Paris business school, who travelled to Ningbo to sign the agreement.

It is a great honor for us, as members of MIT’s Global SCALE network, to have the opportunity to work with ISC Paris. the opportunity to work with ISC Paris, a prestigious French business school. The Memorandum of Understanding and the DBA mark the beginning of a collaboration, and I see a lot of potential. Ningbo is in a strategically important location in China. We invite members of your school to visit us. We are ready to educational and exchange programs. A bright future awaits us“, says Jiequn Guo Dean of NISCI, Professor of Economics and holder of a Ph. from Indiana University.