HEC Paris Partners with Google to Create Google@HEC Chair

E-business classes and start-up weekends will be open to students from other management, design and engineering schools too

Google is at the forefront of pioneering again, this time with HEC Paris. They are partnering to launch the Google@HEC Chair, a first for Google, which has never financed a Chair in a business school before.

The Chair demonstrates Google’s ambitions to play an active role in the development of e-business in France and in Europe. It also reinforces HEC Paris’ commitment to the development of knowledge and training in e-business.

From this year onwards, first- and second- year Masters students will be able to take classes in e-business and digital economy as part of the ‘Google Track’. Students will also be able to meet with artists, entrepreneurs and designers at regular ‘Google Creativity Talks’. The ‘Google-HEC Initiative’ will provide tools to accompany students on e-business projects. Additionally, ‘Start-up Weekends’ will be organized on the HEC Paris campus and these will be open to students enrolled at other management, engineering and design schools.

President of the HEC Foundation, Daniel Bernard, said, “This partnership between Google and HEC Paris responds to the need to integrate e-business and digital business skills in the educational offer of our School. We are proud to welcome Google as a new partner to the HEC Foundation.”

Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris, added that “The launch of the Google@HEC chair illustrates HEC Paris’ commitment to training the future leaders and entrepreneurs of digital business. This partnership offers us a unique opportunity to develop our e-business training. It will certainly promote digital entrepreneurship to our students and beyond.”

Jean-Marc Tassetto, Managing Director of Google France declared that “this partnership with HEC Paris was inspired by our ambition to share our knowledge in order to train the decision-makers of tomorrow and to therefore contribute to digital development of digital business in France”.

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