The COVID-19 crisis is a global challenge unlike any other. INSEAD is taking all measures to protect the health of our community and acting in line with government regulations and WHO recommendations. Our Executive Committee has established a cross-departmental working group that meets regularly, monitors the situation and takes action with health and safety as a top priority.
We are also working to keep the Business School for the World open and collaborative. We are using online learning and engaging virtually, with our professors seeking to understand this challenge and what it will take to thrive and prosper in the future. INSEAD welcomes everyone to join this discussion and chart a course for a more sustainable and secure future. On this page you will also find a list of upcoming webinars where our professors, participants, alumni and staff explore the human cost of this pandemic, the growing economic impact and the business implications of COVID-19. The webinars are free of charge for the INSEAD community and recordings of each webinar will be shared on our website and social media after the events.
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The world is facing an unprecedented challenge in COVID-19. It is a highly complex, uncertain and fast-moving situation and increasingly dramatic measures are being adopted by countries around the world to try to minimise impact from the crisis. INSEAD is launching a new webinar series “Navigating the Turbulence of COVID-19” to provide our community with deeper understanding of key issues surrounding pandemic control and current countermeasures around the world.
Insights from Our Faculty
The rush for toilet paper and other necessities in the face of COVID-19 is a natural behavioural response to the loss of psychological control.
March 2, 2020
Support from Our Global Community
Project GreenCross was started by a group of MBA‘19Ds in January to help procure medical supplies for people in Wuhan. As the situation in China has now stabilised, the Project GreenCross team is now partnering with the INSEAD Alumni Association and INSEAD to contribute solutions for other countries and regions impacted by the virus.
The team has created a closed Facebook group for members of the INSEAD community (alumni, students, faculty and staff) to share requests, problems, knowledge and possible solutions to help meet the needs of communities impacted by COVID-19 and prevent the spread of the virus.
Our INSEAD alumni live in countries and communities around the world hit hard by this epidemic. Now is the time to show what we stand for – one world, one global community. We have an inspiring, unparalleled network that can be a force for good in this time of crisis to do good. #INSEADforGood
In the interest of the safety of our entire community, we cannot welcome visitors to any of our campuses at this time.
Europe Campus: Due to our commitment to protect our community and French government regulations, the Europe Campus is now closed. Online teaching is in effect for our MBA programme. The second week of the GEMBA Europe module will be rescheduled when in-person instruction is available.
Asia Campus: In the interest of community safety, the Asia Campus is currently closed to students and participants. Only faculty teaching and employees working on campus per their split team arrangement should be on site. MBA classes are delivered online. We will monitor the situation with a goal to resume in-person classes when possible.
Middle East Campus: In line with the UAE government directive, all Middle East Campus on- and off-campus events and teaching activities are suspended through 5 April.
San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation: Following the Shelter in Place order from the City of San Francisco, we are closing the INSEAD San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation and putting all programmes on hold until further notice.
MBA Campus Exchange: Until further notice, all MBA campus exchanges are cancelled. This is in response to government regulations and government-imposed closed borders. Given the current state of the COVID-19 crisis, our advice to MBA students is to stay where you are.
INSEAD Residences: All INSEAD Residences and Hotels are closed until further notice.
Professional travel has been banned. Faculty and staff may not undertake official travel under any circumstances. In line with recommendations from health authorities, personal travel should be avoided. Anyone who travels will not be allowed on any INSEAD campus for 14 days.
Alumni Reunion Weekends – Spring 2020
Following government regulations and the recommendations of public health experts, the Reunion Weekends and Summer Ball scheduled for spring 2020 have been cancelled. This includes:
5 and 10-year reunions for MBA’15J/D and MBA’10J/D in May
20 and 25-year reunions for MBA’00 and MBA’95J/D in June
5, 10, and 15-year reunions for EMBA’15D, EMBA’10D and EMBA’05D in June
50-year reunion for MBA’70 in July
We do not yet know if it will be possible to reschedule these programmes or to mark the occasion in another way. INSEAD Advancement will update these classes as more information is available. Please contact the Reunion Team at email@example.com with any questions.
Executive Education programmes on our Europe Campus and San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation are cancelled until the end of May. We plan to resume programmes starting 1st June – although we will continue to monitor the situation closely.
Please refer to our programme calendar to learn about future programme dates. Visit the executive education page for our reviewed cancellation policy for applications until 31st May 2020 for on-campus programmes. You can also discover our alternative learning solution: Open Online Programmes.