Building on the school's commitment to social and societal causes, and through various programmes and support initiatives for its students, the Rennes School of Business Foundation was established in 2022 under the auspices of the Foundation of France.
Driven by its Alumni and benefactors, the Rennes School of Business Foundation’s primary mission is to facilitate access to higher education for talented young individuals from diverse backgrounds. This foundation aims to foster connections between various stakeholders, including students, professionals, associations, and businesses, all united by a shared desire to learn, excel, make a difference, and support youth with a positive impact.
Here are the three main areas of focus:
The number of scholarship students in French higher education decreased by 3.9% in 2021-2022.
These students are overrepresented in fields and territories with more limitied opportunities, and their percentage is relatively lower in institutions that are ranked highly in international rankings.
Three main levers contribute to the lack of social diversity in Grande Écoles.
We believe that every young person should have access to higher education to activate their potential for impact.
By becoming a more inclusive and supportive school and challenging limiting beliefs, we broaden the ranks of tomorrow’s #unframed leaders.
Fighting against self-censorship among middle-class and rural high school students, opening up possibilities in terms of career choices, and contributing to improving their employability.
Providing financial assistance to students from modest backgrounds and encouraging them by recognising their achievements.
Establishing mentoring between professionals and Rennes SB students, with the central objective of developing soft skills. The programme includes company visits, practical experiences, and lunches at restaurants.
It is now essential to advance education as a whole to sustainably transform our economy. The key? Advancing research related to transitions, which, in turn, advances the teaching models that accompany it.
By driving progress on these issues, we will be at the forefront of progress in our students’ education, disseminating new knowledge.
The Centre for Unframed Thinking (CUT), the only advanced research centre hosted by a Grande École and its partners, promotes interdisciplinary research at the highest international level.
The CUT contributes to the global effort dedicated to analysing the numerous complex issues raised by current crises. These include climate change, emerging pandemics, and technological transitions.
In 2022, 50% of people under thirty dreamt of creating their own business.
By supporting impactful entrepreneurship, which generates economically sustainable businesses and/or the implementation of associative projects that address societal issues left unanswered, we stimulate the impact of youth on the world.
Incubated projects benefit from premises and guidance to help them as they start up. Being part of the incubator is essential to create synergies among project leaders, stimulate them and integrate them into a common dynamic.
Each project leader follows a personalised support programme with regular coaching to structure their idea and launch their business creation project. Among other themes, they address defining needs and client segmentation, exploring the market, the value chain and proposition, action plans, prototyping, pitching, etc.
Financial or material donation, skills-based philanthropy
Your donation is 60% tax-deductible for corporate taxes or 66% tax-deductible for income taxes.
Freely or earmarked for a particular cause. Transparent management carried out by the Foundation of France.