HERMES holds its annual meeting at the ESCA School of Management in Casablanca

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The HERMES network, founded by EM Strasbourg Business School in 1997, aims to offer students international opportunities by strengthening teaching and research cooperation between different schools and universities. The HERMES annual general meeting took place May 26–27, 2022, at ESCA in Casablanca, Morocco.


It is now a tradition that the most recent member to join the HERMES network has the privilege of hosting the network's annual meeting. Integrated in October 2021, ESCA School of Management welcomed HERMES members from May 26 to 27, 2022, for its annual meeting, which was chaired by Dr. Claudia Tarantola from the University of Pavia in Italy.  

Dr. Kevin Mac Gabhann, Associate Dean for International Relations at EM Strasbourg Business School, has been managing director of the HERMES network since 2019, making the Strasbourg school and founder of this network a key member that is fully committed to its development.


The HERMES network, 25 years of international cooperation dedicated to students

Founded in 1997 by EM Strasbourg Business School, the HERMES network has not ceased to develop and has now reached a global scale with 25 European, American, Asian, Australian, and African partner universities, compared to seven European partner universities at the time of its inception. While it has grown in scale over time, its raison d'être remains the same: to strengthen international cooperation so that students from the various partner universities may benefit from major international advantages during their studies.



Strengthened teaching and research cooperation

HERMES currently offers more than 25 dual degrees within the partner universities and enables more than 100 students to go on exchange within this network each year.  

Cooperation has also been reinforced at the research level, with the establishment of doctoral and faculty exchanges within the different institutions. In addition, an international doctoral seminar is organized each year.



Current areas of active work

On the agenda of this annual meeting:

  • Election of a new president
  • Election of a vice general secretary
  • Activity report
  • Joint research projects
  • Online COIL course co-constructed by the network, offering students a national and international vision of education
  • Faculty exchanges
  • Sharing of best practices



Members of the HERMES network:

  • Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Bucharest University of Economic studies, Romania
  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Chongqinq University, China
  • Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg, France
  • ESCA School of Management, Morocco
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • HEC Management School, Liège Université, Belgium
  • Jagielloninan University in Kraków, Poland
  • Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
  • Texas A&M University, USA
  • TU Dresden, Germany
  • Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • Università di Pavia, Department of Economics and Management, Italy
  • Universität Innsbruck, Faculty of Business and Management, Austria
  • University of Adelaide, Australia
  • University of Alcalá, Spain
  • University of Economics in Bratislava, Czech Republic
  • University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • University of Limerick, Ireland
  • UWA Business School, University of Western Australia, Australia



Two new candidates are in the running to join the HERMES network: Zagreb School of Economics and Management in Croatia and the University of Vaasa in Finland.

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