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Wednesday 06 February 2013

ESCP Europe celebrates 40 years of pan-European growth: "Building Europe for 40 years"

ESCP Europe Business School has educated generations of international leaders and thinkers. Established in 1819 as the world's first business school, ESCP Europe is now celebrating 40 years as a pioneer of cross-border business education in Europe, marking the opening of its campuses in the United Kingdom and Germany in 1973.

The expansion of the European Economic Community to include the UK in 1973 coincided with ESCP Europe expanding its intercultural management training, transforming itself into a truly European institution. Before the Bologna Process created the European Higher Education Area, the School led the way by launching the innovative concept of pan-European higher education, offering its students the chance to study at its campuses in France, Germany and the UK.

This resolutely modern style of business education continued to develop with the opening of a 4th ESCP Europe campus in Spain in 1988 and a 5th in Italy in 2004.

For Edouard Husson, Dean of ESCP Europe, "This multi-campus model, anchored in Europe and open to the world, offers students the opportunity to address a range international management issues from direct exposure to the business and culture of a new country. By establishing itself in the major European cities of Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Torino, ESCP Europe offers a unique style of teaching that is a major asset in building the professional future of our students."

In 2013, ESCP Europe confirms its modern outlook and European identity by continuing to lead the way with innovative new cross-border programmes, such as the Master in Energy Management and Master in Marketing and Creativity.

To celebrate 40 years of cross-border education in Europe,
ESCP Europe is organising a number of events throughout 2013.
ESCP Europe Business School: Building Europe for 40 years

Some of the "Building Europe for 40 Years" events in 2013


  • 15 February (ESCP Europe, London Campus)
    Conference on the EU-Russia Energy Relationship: "The Effects of the Yukos Case and Proceedings"
    Organised by the Research Centre for Energy Management, with: Dr Maxi Scherer, Special Counsellor at Wilmer Hale and Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary; and Prof Alan Riley, City Law School, City University London, and Associate Research Fellow, at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels.
  • 15 March (Grosvenor House Hotel, London)
    ESCP Europe's 40th Anniversary Gala, bringing together 350 campus staff, students and Alumni, together with the School's trustees and corporate partners.
  • 16-18 May (ESCP Europe, London Campus)
    Conference on Energy Modelling, in association with the Euro Working Group on Financial Modelling and Cass Business School.
    Keynote speakers: Vincent Kaminski, Rice University, USA; and Jean-Michel Glachant (tbc), Florence School of Regulation, Italy.


  • 4 March (ESCP Europe, Berlin Campus)
    Discussion on 'The European Energy Market'
    In cooperation with the Hertie School of Governance, Klaus Schäfer, CEO of the EO.N Energy Trading SE (Düsseldorf)  will hold a key note speech followed by a discussion.
  • 21 May (IHK Berlin)
    Festive event with the IHK (The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berlin) and its President Dr Eric Schweitzer.
  • 14 November (ESCP Europe, Berlin Campus)
    Conference: ‘The future of university education in Germany and Europe’
    With Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan, President of the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, and Prof. Dr. Edouard Husson, Dean of ESCP Europe.

A brief history of ESCP Europe

1819   A group of economic scholars and businessmen founded ESCP Europe in Paris, the oldest business school in the world. At the time, 30% of the School’s students came from outside of France
1973  The concept of a multi-campus business school is born with the inauguration of the German campus (Düsseldorf, then Berlin in 1985) and United Kingdom (Oxford, then London in 2005).
1988   A fourth campus is opened in Madrid
2004   A fifth campus is opened in Torino
2013     ESCP Europe celebrates 40 years of transnational education in Europe

–"Building Europe for 40 years"

Press Contact:
Emmanuelle Tessier-Solaz - +33 (0)1 49 23 20 16 – Email

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