GUST Signs Cooperation Agreement with Audencia Nantes Management School in France

Oct 29, 2015

As a part of the visit of H.E. the Prime Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to France to strengthen Franco-Kuwaiti projects, Dr. Salah Al-Sharhan, Vice President for Academic Affairs at GUST, signed a Cooperation Agreement with Audencia Nantes Management School (ANMS)*, represented by its Dean and Director General, Dr. Frank Vidal. Present at the signing were H.E. the Finance Minister of Kuwait, Mr. Anas Al-Saleh, and H.E. the Finance Minister of France, Mr. Michel Sapin, and the Kuwaiti Ambassador to France, H.E. Sami Al-Suleiman, and the French Ambassador to Kuwait, H.E. Christian Nakhlah.

The agreement forges close academic ties between the two institutions to enhance collaborative research, encourage faculty and student exchange, and to cooperate together in organizing courses and conferences between GUST and ANMS in the future.

*ANMS was founded in 1900, and is considered one of the best management schools in Europe with several international accreditations, including the EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. It has also receives positive evaluations from AERES, a renowned French agency responsible for rating research and higher education institutions; all of which underline the university’s commitment to teaching excellence. Audencia’s programs are regularly ranked among the world’s best by The Financial Times and The Economist. In 2014, Audencia was ranked among the 80 best business schools in Europe. In 2015, Audencia was ranked 28th worldwide for its masters in Management-Engineering, sixth worldwide in the careers category, third in Global MBA rankings, and is classed in the 2015 world’s top tier Global executive MBA rankings.