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Wharton-INSEAD Alliance Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Wharton and INSEAD, two of the world’s leading business schools, marked the 10th anniversary of the Wharton-INSEAD Alliance. Launched in 2001, the Alliance combines the resources of the world’s leaders in management education to deliver top-quality business research and education across five dedicated campuses: Wharton’s U.S. campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco, and those of INSEAD in Fontainebleau, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi.

The anniversary was marked by a gathering in London, and included remarks by economist Jeremy Rifkin, himself a Wharton alumnus.

The Alliance offers successful MBA and faculty exchanges between the two schools, connects the large and active alumni communities of both, and offers co-branded open enrollment Executive Education programs, as well as company- specific programs for leading multinational corporations.

Wharton School Launches Knowledge@Wharton High School

On March 21st, The Wharton School announced the launch of Knowledge@Wharton High School — a free, regularly updated web publication aimed at high school students to promote financial literacy and a deeper understanding of how business works. The site is the first of its kind to be offered by a major university and is the newest member of the Knowledge@Wharton network, a portfolio of online journals offering business analysis and research to a global audience in 189 countries.

Knowledge@Wharton High School will present articles on a wide variety of topics that are of interest to teenagers, a glossary of business terms defined by Wharton professors, learning simulations, interactive tools and games, social media components, and a Teachers’ Room where high school teachers can share lesson plans, blogs, and other teaching resources. Thanks to the leadership of Boris Hirmas Said, chairman of Tres Mares Group and former member of the board of Lan Chile, KWHS will launch in both English and Spanish with plans for future language editions.

“We developed KWHS for teenagers seeking to learn more about business in a user-friendly web environment,” says Robbie Shell, managing director of Knowledge@Wharton.

For more information about Knowledge@Wharton High School please visit http://kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu.

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