Former French PM attends AEBS Strategy 2020 Forum


The forum “One Belt One Road Strategy: Asia Europe Business School 2020”is held at ECNU.

Former French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius paid a visit to ECNU on March 26 to attend the forum “One Belt One Road Strategy: Asia Europe Business School 2020” at the invitation of EMLYON Business School of France, 11 years after his first visit to the university.

Wang Rongming, ECNU Vice President, delivers a welcome speech at the forum.

 Axel Cruau, the French Consul General in Shanghai, delivers a speech at the forum.

 Fabius thanks the hospitality of ECNU and speaks highly of AEBS.

During a meeting with ECNU Vice President Wang Rongming, the incumbent Chairman of the French Constitutional Council thanked the university for its hospitality and spoke highly of the Asia Europe Business School (AEBS), which is to be set up by ECNU and EMLYON. He said he is confident that the new school will be a cradle for innovative business elites and make remarkable contributions to further cooperation between China and France. 

Fabius served as Prime Minister of France from 1984 to 1986.


Participants exchange views at the forum.

French Consul General in Shanghai, Axel Cruau, a member of Fabius' entourage, applauded the long-term partnership between ECNU and EMLYON, and said he was looking forward to the opening of AEBS.

Located in Zizhu International Education Park in Minghang District, AEBS is expected to start enrolling students in September and admit no more than 300 undergraduates and graduates in four years. In the future it will recruit post-doctorates and foreign students as well.  

ECNU and EMLYON Business School, a top-notch business school in Europe, signed an agreement to establish AEBS in June last year. It is a second school to be founded by ECNU and its international partners, after the university joined hands with New York University to set up New York University Shanghai.