Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2015-6-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 3 June, Georges Plassat, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carrefour, signed a partnership agreement alongside Laurent Batsch, President of the Paris-Dauphine University and its Foundation. The purpose of this agreement is to fund international mobility grants and support the University’s “Campus” initiatives for all students.
Carrefour is committed to promoting equal opportunities and each year will fund part of the period of time spent studying abroad for around thirty students enrolled on master’s and bachelor’s degree programmes. They will be selected on the basis of their results and depending on resources.
As result of this 4 year-long commitment, 27 students from the Dauphine Foundation’s 2015 intake will be studying at universities in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Madrid, Leuven, Prague, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Bogotá and Santiago.
Carrefour’s sponsorship is consistent with a number of initiatives already being implemented alongside Paris Dauphine University. Since 2014, the company has welcomed 540 students on field visits to its stores overseas, particularly in China where students enrolled on the University’s Master’s degrees in International Business and Distribution and Customer Relations have been given the opportunity to experience Carrefour stores and find out exactly what “multi-local” means.