The Consul General was accompanied by Séverine Boué (Consul for Education), Camille Fourmeau (Economic Deputy Director), and Qianyun Chen (Director of the Campus France office in Nanjing). The purpose of their visit was to reinforce the French government's support to the International Joint Audit Institute, strengthen ties between French and Chinese educational institutions and explore potential collaboration opportunities.
This coincided with the visit of Patrice Houdayer (SKEMA vice-dean of programmes, international and student life) to China, and enabled the Consul General to have in-depth discussions with the International Joint Audit Institute's management.
The guests were warmly welcomed by Nanjing Audit University's president Bingrong Dong, as well as the members of the school's leadership team. The meeting included discussions on the existing partnership between SKEMA and Nanjing Audit University, as well as prospects for further collaboration in research, student exchange programmes, and joint academic initiatives.
Promoting Sino-French educational collaborations
In his remarks, Consul General Joan Valadou commended the collaborative efforts between SKEMA Business School and Nanjing Audit University, underscoring the importance of international partnerships in driving academic progress and cultural understanding. He emphasised the commitment of the French government to promote educational exchanges and highlighted the long-standing relationship between France and China. During the visit, the delegation toured the institute's facilities and interacted with faculty members and students. The Consul General encouraged students to have international exchanges and step further in terms of personal growth.
SKEMA's Nanjing campus offers a four-year full-time undergraduate programme. The students are admitted through the prestigious Gaokao exam and receive two degrees — the NAU General Undergraduate Diploma of Higher Education and SKEMA's four-year Global BBA degree.