INSEAD joins iTunes U

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International business school INSEAD has joined iTunes U, a dedicated area of the iTunes Store ( that offers free audio and video content from leading educational institutions.

  INSEAD on iTunes U includes video interviews of faculty, research, conferences, lectures, ‘Leadercasts’ which are one-on-one video interviews led by INSEAD faculty along with the school’s online newsletter Knowledge and ‘The Big Interview’ which are video interviews with prominent business and government leaders. Content will be available in English, Chinese and Arabic and can be downloaded to a computer, iPhone, iPod or iPad. INSEAD’s marquee events such as its Annual Leadership Summits and select roundtables, along with the full reports issued in conjunction with the conference  will also be available on iTunes U.

“Virtual learning has become a natural extension of today’s educational environment,’ said J. Frank Brown, Dean of INSEAD.”Leaders are interacting virtually more than ever before and need digital tools for continued learning. INSEAD on iTunes U will be of great interest to audiences around the world.”

Economics Professor Antonio Fatas, INSEAD’s faculty IT advisor, who is the Portuguese Council Chaired Professor of European Studies said, “Ongoing knowledge and training should be widely available to the public. iTunes U will make INSEAD available to everyone.”

“The INSEAD curriculum lends itself to online learning,” commented INSEAD Dean of Research and the Novartis Chaired Professor of Management and Environment, Ilian Mihov. “We are accustomed to presenting material across several different platforms  to reach a global audience,  as our research and case studies  are often used in global Executive Education programmes.” As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching. With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, and a research centre in Israel, INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. Our 145 renowned Faculty members from 36 countries inspire more than 1,000 degree participants in our MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 9,500 executives participate in INSEAD’s executive education programmes.

In addition to INSEAD’s programmes on our three campuses, the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance delivers MBA and co-branded executive education programmes on Wharton’s U.S. campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco. In China, we award a joint Executive MBA with Tsinghua University, and in Brazil, our executive education association with Fundação Dom Cabral has existed for 21 years.

Last year, INSEAD celebrated 50 years as a pioneer of international business education based in Europe. This year we celebrate another milestone in our history - the 10th Anniversary of our Asia campus in Singapore.  Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to believe in conducting cutting edge research and innovating across all our programmes in order to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled us to become truly “The Business School for the World.”