60 Years of Excellence
It’s in our DNA

Our History

The world has changed dramatically in the 60 years since INSEAD opened its doors, but we have upheld our founding vision. See the key milestones that have shaped our history – and our impact on the world – over six decades.

Founding Values

  • Rigour and Relevance

    Impactful teaching and rigorous research that address the world’s greatest challenges

  • Independence

    Agile, daring and responsive to global change

  • Diversity

    Harnessing diversity to fire up innovation and creativity

  • Closeness to Business

    Empowering leaders globally for a better tomorrow

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Bold, innovative and ready to take risks


INSEAD in the News – First Edition

Check out the very first news reports about The Business School for the World. What did the FT, Le Monde, Time Magazine and US President Eisenhower say about us in 1959? Take a walk down memory lane...

INSEAD in the News – First Edition