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Establishment of a Yunus Social Business Center at IAE Nice

Yunus Social Business Center at IAE Nice

June 13, 2023, marks a historic date for the Institute of Business Administration (IAE) of the Université Côte d’Azur.

In collaboration with the Yunus Paris Center and IAE France, a convention was signed to establish a Yunus Social Business Center (YSBC) in the presence of the Pr. Muhammed Yunus, pioneer of microcredit and founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.

The YSBC aims to be a lever for raising awareness about social business among the students of IAE Nice. Muhammed Yunus, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and dubbed “the banker to the poor”, personally backed this project at the signing of the agreement at IAE Paris.

By incorporating a Yunus Social Business Center into its institution, IAE Nice aims to enrich its educational programs, including dedicated courses, apprenticeship contracts, and high social impact projects. This center will also play a role in disseminating innovative knowledge in the field of Social Business research This initiative illustrates the ongoing commitment of IAE Nice and Université Côte d’Azur to a more just and sustainable society and economy.

IAE Nice, a public business school established in 1966, has always had the mission of providing quality education geared towards employability and meeting the needs of companies in terms of management and leadership skills. With nearly a thousand students both in France and abroad, IAE Nice awards close to 400 degrees annually and provides a diverse range of specialized courses, from the Bac+3 to Bac+8 level. IAE Nice maintains an ambitious internationalization strategy, with campuses located in Abidjan, Beirut, Casablanca, Hanoi, and Shanghai.

Université Côte d’Azur, established in January 2020, holds the national “IDEX” label, placing it among the top 9 French universities for intensive research and strong international influence. With its strong local involvement, Université Côte d’Azur plays a driving role in the economic development of the Côte d’Azur region. As a stakeholder in the European Ulysseus alliance, the University also houses one of the four French Interdisciplinary Institutes of Artificial Intelligence (3IA) and aims to position itself among the best European universities.


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