Montpellier Business School becomes a member of the COMUE LR-Universités
Already certified as a private higher education institution of public interest, Montpellier Business School joins COMUE LR-Universités, which organises regional coordination for the key actors in research and higher education. This significant recognition of MBS’s impact on the visibility of Montpellier University is part of the management school’s policy of strategic alliances.
First of all, what is COMUE-LRU ?
It’s the Communauté d’Universités et Établissements Languedoc-Roussillon (Languedoc-Roussillon Community of Universities and Establishments), which includes the region’s universities and establishments and organises regional coordination for the main research and higher education actors. With the addition of MBS, it will comprise four universities, two research institutions, and three grandes écoles, for a total of nearly 83,000 students and 4,600 researchers and lecturer-researchers.
On its 120th anniversary, Montpellier Business School thus joins this collection of higher education establishments through a five-year agreement set up along three lines: data policy (sharing, development, digitisation), international (hosting students and researchers), and socio-economic integration.
Gilles Halbout, the president of COMUE Languedoc-Roussillon Universités, attended the MBS master and bachelor degree ceremony on 2 December to announce and launch this collaboration, which will provide MBS with strong roots in its local university.
The example of Pépite LR
Already a founding member of MRM (Montpellier Recherche en Management [Montpellier Management Research]) and Labex Entreprendre, MBS sees this action as a confirmation of some of its past actions, like Pépite LR (Pôle Étudiant pour l’Innovation, le Transfert et l’Entrepreneuriat du Languedoc-Roussillon [Student Hub for Innovation, Transfer, and Entrepreneurship in Languedoc-Roussillon]). The mission of this hub is to promote entrepreneurial culture among all students in the region and to guide them in their own plans to create or assume leadership of a business. It also issues Student-Entrepreneur status, which in 2016 let 99 students and young graduates create their own entrepreneurship project.