Promoting academic excellence and thought leadership
This year, a significant donor gift helped to establish the Cornelius Grupp Fellowship in Digital Analytics for Consumer Behaviour. The first fellowship holder is Professor David Dubois. The core of David’s research and teaching is at the intersection of digital technologies, customer centricity and brand management.
The generous support of an MBA alumnus also enabled to create an endowed research fund within the school’s Centre for Decision Making and Risk Analysis (CDMRA), directed by Professor Anil Gaba. The fund will provide resources for development of research on biases, specifically tools to benchmark biases and minimise risks.
“In the digital age where technologies give rise to new, ever-changing online customer behaviour and dynamics, my research examines how organisations can turn into learning agents by integrating “big data” analytics practices. I am very thankful to Cornelius Grupp for his generous gift that will help to generate new knowledge in this important area for INSEAD.”
The Cornelius Grupp Fellow in Digital Analytics for Consumer Behaviour, Associate Professor of Marketing
A named PhD scholarship was established to support the scholars’ research work and contribute to the school’s overall academic excellence. INSEAD’s doctoral programme works as a “reputation engine” in terms of rankings, hirings and attracting top faculty. Scholarships are critical in enhancing this reputation.
“Today, more than ever, knowledge is our hope and light. Doctoral students at INSEAD relentlessly pursue that knowledge. An investment in them pays dividends many times over.”
Ian Potter MBA’93D
INSEAD’s Initiative for Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence (iLITE) received renewed support from the Doriot Fund for Innovation and Excellence in Management Education. The initiative helps new faculty transition to teaching, supports the pedagogical activities of current faculty, and showcases best practices and innovations.
As our community grows continuously, we're delighted that we can count on the generousity of our donors as a key to consolidate our vision of shaping tomorrow's business leaders with a space that fosters both professional and personal development. This year, thanks to a significant leadership pledge and a generous legacy gift from two alumni donors, we're launching the Europe campus renewal starting with the Euro-Asia Centre building.
“The INSEAD MBA was like the force of an Elon Musk BFR rocket: it was so intense and inspirational! And it accelerated my career in a way I could only dream of. So it was only natural for me to support the place where I spent the most transformational year of my life. It is gratifying to know that my contribution will help in creating a state of-the-art, vibrant campus that will be integral to the lifechanging INSEAD experiences of our future MBAs.”
Philipp Schoeller MBA’85J