Launch of the Institute of Health Economics and Management Asia Pacific
The ESSEC Institute of Health Economics and Management (EIHEM) Asia Pacific was launched on the 7th of December 2011, at ESSEC Asia Pacific campus in Singapore.
With some 40 attendees, this unique initiative garnered strong support from the Singapore Economic Development Board, the French Embassy, and a number of global companies operating in the healthcare sector.
In his speech at the launch event, Prof Hervé Mathe, Dean of ESSEC Asia Pacific, spoke about how it was essential for European students and executives to learn about Asia, and how the Asian track provides them with valuable insights on the region.
ESSEC Asia Pacific is well placed to offer these educational programs to students and executives from the region, with the new range of Executive workshops to be launched in 2012.
December 2011 saw two inaugural events for ESSEC Asia Pacific. ESSEC IRENE Asia, the platform for exchange on negotiation between Asia and Europe, launched in March 2011, conducted its first regional program between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ESSEC IRENE in December 2011. That same week, the ESSEC Institute for Health Economics and Management Asia Pacific successfully launched its program dedicated to an introduction to “Health Technology Assessment: definitions, objectives, methodologies and contributions to decision making processes”.
Prof Gérard de Pouvourville, Director of EIHEM, gave an enlightening lecture on health and education as universal primary goods, and their role as growth drivers in expanding economies such as Singapore and China.
Investments in healthcare need to be efficiently managed, and this is where ESSEC Business School, with its longstanding expertise in Healthcare Systems from Europe, is well placed to share its deep experience with diverse communities in the Asia Pacific region.
Dr Jeremy Lim, Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS said at the event, “The needs in the region are enormous, and although there are numerous academic organizations developing programs in this field, the ESSEC initiative is most welcome”.
The Institute is thus offering another platform for exchanges between Europe and Asia, this one is dedicated to healthcare management and its many stakeholders. The executive programs and forums will be run in partnership with Fudan University in China and Keio University in Japan.
In 2012, ESSEC Asia Pacific will keep up its efforts to address the Asian market, to bring its expertise in Asia and to drive cutting-edge research with Asian insights with a launch of another Research Institute: the Institute of Global Logistics.
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