In the space of five decades, INSEAD has developed from an entrepreneurial venture to an internationally regarded institution.Here are some of the key events in our history.1957 INSEAD founded, three months after the signing of the Treaty of Rome1960 First MBA graduates in Fontainebleau: 52 students from 14 countries INSEAD Alumni Association created1968 First Executive Education programme1969 Opening of the school's campus on the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau1971 Creation of CEDEP, the European Centre for Continuing Education1974 First programme on Asian business1976 Launch of the INSEAD Alumni Fund1980 INSEAD Euro-Asia Centre opens in Fontainebleau1983 MBA programme begins dual intake - January and September1989 Launch of the PhD programme1995 Launch of the first INSEAD development campaign2000 First Singapore MBA class - 53 students from 26 countries - and opening of Asia Campus Development campaign raises €118 million in corporate and individual donation2001 Announcement of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance and first MBA participant exchanges2003 Launch of the INSEAD Executive MBA programme2004 Opening of the Plessis Mornay Learning Space in Fontainebleau Launch of the second INSEAD development campaign2005 Phase two of the Asia Campus inaugurated2006 INSEAD centre for research opened in Caesarea, Israel2007 INSEAD centre opened in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and launch of a dual degree Executive MBA with Tsinghua, China2009 INSEAD celebrates its 50th Anniversary commemorating its Founders and its first MBA programme2010 INSEAD's Abu Dhabi Centre attains Campus status and the Asia Campus celebrates its 10th Anniversary
With their diversity, global professional experience and highly developed business skills, INSEAD students and alumni are ready to contribute to your company’s success. Each year, 930 MBA students and close to 100 Executive MBA participants join over 350 companies in 56 countries. INSEAD’s 39.200 alumni contribute to global, regional and local business growth in over 160 countries.
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