CY Initiative of Excellence

The Chair is also supported by CY Initiative of Excellence

Since 2017, CY Initiative of Excellence is an academic consortium selected by the French government among the 19 French universities of excellence. It brings together CY Cergy Paris Université and ESSEC Business School. The two institutions have joined forces in this ambitious project to strengthen their research potential and international attractiveness. Selected by the French government as one of the few national “Universities of Excellence” “to become a leading world-class university within 10 years, in the top 200 in international rankings like THE and QS and in the top 50 in selected fields of expertise » with an annual 9M€ budget.

The Food Business Challenges Chair has been selected as a "Projet d'Avenir" (Project of the Future).