Since 2015, Grenoble Ecole de Management has mobilized to offer the GEM Refugee Grant Program that offers tuition remission to up to ten qualified students with refugee status in GEM programs per year. This grant program operates in the context of a close collaboration with the local university consortium and partners of the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes. The COMUE coordinates an ongoing working group bringing together GEM and other local higher education institutions along with student housing/social services organizations and local humanitarian associations. It takes a community to do the work of orienting, advising and integrating refugees into higher education! This cooperation takes the form of a solidarity "hub" in Grenoble that is unique in France.
It is an honor to be recognized as a part of local consortium that welcomes migrants and engages fully with global challenges through access to higher education. We hope that this encourages other schools and universities to do the same. The Refugee Grant Program embodies our school’s values and mission to have a positive impact on society through partnerships and commitment to inclusivity, social justice and economic peace. It truly exemplifies our ambition to be a School for Business for Society.
Dr. Loick Roche
Director of Grenoble Ecole de Management
This finalist is a Green Gown Award Regional Winner.