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.
Participants and Alumni
INSEAD Conversations: Community led webinars is a unique platform to share insight and disseminate thought leadership. Led by diverse groups from the INSEAD community, such as centres and initiatives, alumni and student clubs, these webinars use innovative approaches to engage and inspire. Faculty led webinars titled Navigating the Turbulence of COVID 19 are also part of this series.
Insights from Our Faculty
See all INSEAD Knowledge articles related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences
Mirroring the diversity and dynamism found in a typical INSEAD classroom, our online programmes provide a rich learning experience focused on maximising business impact.
Working with a learning coach throughout the programme, you will also practise applying your learning to your own context by working on Action Learning Projects (ALPs), to build a concrete action plan aligned with your organisation and your personal learning objectives.
Our Online Programmes can cater to groups and multiple teams coming from the same organisation - helping you to leverage further the group learning outcome.
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, the Middle East Campus is currently closed until further notice.
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 protected] with any questions.
Executive education programmes taking place on our Europe and Asia campuses and San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation have been cancelled until the end of July. We plan to resume programmes starting in August – however we will continue to monitor the situation closely in case further delays are needed.
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 solutions: Open Online Programmes or our real-time, immersive amphitheater INSEAD GO-Live.
Our Master Programmes are moving to online learning or have been rescheduled. Learn how the school is adapting for our current student community and measures we are taking to facilitate our Master Programme application.
This COVID-19 crisis presents an urgent and unprecedented challenge. We encourage anyone who wants to get involved to volunteer and help in their local cities and countries. Our community members recommend the following resources to find volunteer opportunities where INSEAD campuses and facilities are located:
Europe Campus in Fontainebleau:
Je Veux Aider – http://www.jeveuxaider.com/
Réserve Civique – https://covid19.reserve-civique.gouv.fr/
France Bénévolat – https://www.francebenevolat.org/
La Croix-Rouge française – https://www.croix-rouge.fr/Je-m-engage
Solidarité Paysans – https://solidaritepaysans.org/agir-avec-nous/nous-rejoindre-se-mobiliser
Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi:
Volunteers.ae – https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/charity-and-humanitarian-work/volunteering
Gulf News - https://gulfnews.com/living-in-uae/health/covid-19-want-to-volunteer-with-uaes-ministry-of-health-read-this
Khaleej Times - https://www.khaleejtimes.com/coronavirus-outbreak/coronavirus-in-uae-how-to-volunteer-in-fight-against-covid-19
The National - https://www.thenational.ae/business/money/how-to-donate-to-uae-charities-helping-those-affected-by-covid-19
If you want to recommend additional volunteer opportunities or other ways to engage, please let us know at [email protected].