EM Normandie Business School

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Only two hours from Paris, the Caen Campus is located in the northern Higher Education and Research hub, which hosts some 14,000 students. The Caen Campus has recently been enlarged to provide an improved setting to welcome you.

With an atmosphere that matches the City’s economic and cultural dynamism, the Caen Campus has been designed for your well-being and to meet your most demanding educational expectations.  

Located in the heart of the northern University & Research district and near the city centre, the Campus fully meets the standards you should expect of an innovative and dynamic Business School.

The Campus was extended in September 2016 to meet students’ needs even better, and now features access to sporting facilities and many other services, such as the MediaCenter or the offices of the many highly active Campus Student Societies.

The Campus also has a spacious and bright cafeteria so you can enjoy a break during the day, as well as study rooms that are open until 10 p.m. on week nights.

With an ideal location, half way between the Paris region and England, and located just a short distance from the coast, student life in Caen blends a rich historical heritage with a dynamic economic and cultural environment.

The economy of the Caen la Mer metropolitan region is driven by a number of centres of excellence. Some world leading companies and institutions are located here, including Citröen, Renault Trucks, Valeo, Robert Bosch Electronics, France Télécom R&D, Laboratoires Gilbert, Carrefour, Système U, and more.

There are some 30,000 students in Caen, hosted on four campuses, and the city is renowned for the quality of its student life and the wealth of its cultural life, with art-house cinemas, theatres, concert halls, and nightclubs located all over the city.

Another feature: it hosts Europe’s largest student carnival, which is attended each year by around 35,000 people, from all over France and even other countries.  

You will also enjoy many festivals in the city’s life throughout the year: Nördik Impakt (a major electronic music event); Beauregard, Les Boréales, the Spring Festival, ]interstice[ Festival, the Caen International Fair, and more.

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France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.

France, officially French Republic, French France or République Française, country of northwestern Europe. Historically and culturally among the most important nations in the Western world, France has also played a highly significant role in international affairs, with former colonies in every corner of the globe. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Alps and the Pyrenees, France has long provided a geographic, economic, and linguistic bridge joining northern and southern Europe. It is Europe’s most important agricultural producer and one of the world’s leading industrial powers.

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France is among the globe’s oldest nations, the product of an alliance of duchies and principalities under a single ruler in the Middle Ages. Today, as in that era, central authority is vested in the state, even though a measure of autonomy has been granted to the country’s régions in recent decades. The French people look to the state as the primary guardian of liberty, and the state in turn provides a generous program of amenities for its citizens, from free education to health care and pension plans. Even so, this centralist tendency is often at odds with another long-standing theme of the French nation: the insistence on the supremacy of the individual. On this matter historian Jules Michelet remarked, “England is an empire, Germany is a nation, a race, France is a person.” Statesman Charles de Gaulle, too, famously complained, “Only peril can bring the French together. One can’t impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 kinds of cheese.”

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This tendency toward individualism joins with a pluralist outlook and a great interest in the larger world. Even though its imperialist stage was driven by the impulse to civilize that world according to French standards (la mission civilisatrice), the French still note approvingly the words of writer Gustave Flaubert:

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