ESADE is one of the world's most prestigious academic institutions. Its main richness stems from faculty and staff whose reflection, dialogue, projects and initiatives contribute to excellent training, relevant investigation and research. Furthermore, these professionals make valuable contributions to public debate and social transformation. The institution's main objective is to train individuals to be highly competent professionals, fully conscious of their social responsibility. To do this, ESADE promotes education and research within its university programs and business school by fomenting a strong commitment to intellectual rigor, critical thinking and academic excellence.

ESADE programs, which cover the entire professional cycle (from recent graduate to experienced professional) concentrate on two major areas: the ESADE Business School and the ESADE University Faculties. The ESADE University Faculties consist of two centers: the ESADE School of Management and the Law School, both of which are affiliated with the Ramon Llull University. The Ramon Llull University (URL) was founded on the 1st of March 1990 and proclaimed by unanimous vote by the Parlament de Catalunya (Catalan Regional Parliament) on the 10th of May 1991. It is a private, non profit-making university providing a public service.

ESADE's international network has always been and continues to be an integral part of the institution. ESADE has agreements and collaborations with over 100 universities and business schools on five continents and is currently the European business school with the most extensive student exchange network in Latin America. The institution is a founding member of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS), the most prestigious European network on the university level. ESADE was one of the first business schools to obtain the three most recognized awards in the sector: International AACSB, EQUIS y AMBA. ESADE ranks among the top ten business schools in Europe in the most important international MBA, Executive Education and university program polls.

The business management research that ESADE carries out is internationally renowned. ESADE offers doctoral and PhD level courses in Management Studies that rely upon various academicians, institutions and research centers, and groups, who focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and governance, management, skills and knowledge, business social responsibility, economic law, branding, etc.

Role in the project:

Esade is the project coordinator and leader of work packages 1 and 8.