After Oxford in the UK, EM Normandie is about to open a new site in Dublin (Ireland) to host 80 students as from the academic year 2017-2018. This venture is once again organised jointly with its partner, the British Study Centres.
Precisely, two 40-student cohorts of the Grande Ecole Programme will successively study there for a semester. This is offered to Year 2 (U2) and Year 4 (M1) students for whom it is mandatory to study abroad for one or two academic semesters (depending on their levels of entry). This new location in an English-speaking country will also offer the Business School further flexibility when recruiting international students in view of the coming Brexit.
Hendrik Lohse, the Oxford Campus Director, is to take over the management of this new site, backed by a local team of a Pedagogical Tutor and an assistant. Lectures will be given by Lecturers-Researchers from the Faculty of the Campuses in France and also professional adjuncts recruited locally. In the short-term, EM Normandie contemplates recruiting lecturers-researchers based in Dublin and support services staff. The objective is to widen the training and educational offer, with a new M2 Year specialisation in particular, and to develop links with the local ecosystem which is extremely buoyant and promising.
"Dublin is a young and vibrant city which has experienced for several years a spectacular economic development thanks to numerous start-ups and big players such as Google, Apple, Dell, Facebook or even Oracle. This new campus will open up for us new opportunities and is directly in line with our strategy for international development. A promising option, as well as consistent and so obvious given our geographical axis!", explains the EM Normandie Director General, Jean-Guy Bernard.