Research creates knowledge and ensures future prospects, while enabling us to understand our environment and behaviour.

Research Challenges

Research faces three major challenges: creating actionable knowledge while operating over a long period of time, being attuned to major socio-economic issues while continuing to exercise free will, and disseminating the results of its activities in an accessible manner while maintaining the highest standards of content.


INSEEC U. Research Center is divided into four centres of excellence:

    • Risk, Forecasting and Assessment in Complex Environments

      Risk assessment and forecasting have become key concerns in finance, management, economics and geopolitics. Interactions between risks complicates assessment and forecasting and requires the renewal of analytical methods. In particular, monetary assessment techniques must now incorporate the environmental and societal nature of risks (Sustainable Finance).

      • Societal Transitions and Emergent Behaviours

        This research theme focuses on the transitions required by the globalisation and digitalisation of our world, as well as the challenges of Organisational Social Responsibility (OSR). It focuses on the impacts of these issues on organisational and individual practices and the resulting changes in consumption patterns and workplace behaviours. The research carried out seeks to propose more virtuous models and systems that take better account of the social and environmental responsibility of individuals and organisations.

        • Creation & Innovation

          Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides a novel and renewed framework for the notion of innovation. Paradoxically, it brings human creativity back to centre stage. The activities developed on this theme address the challenges of creating and developing innovative projects and their impacts on corporate competitiveness, while fully incorporating issues related to the entrepreneurial ecosystem (crowd-funding and support).

          • Smart Interactions

            This research theme builds multiple bridges between human and social sciences and engineering. It also addresses territorial concerns by embracing issues relating to Smart Cities, the circular economy and sustainable territories. The aim is to better understand the interaction between human behaviours and new technologies in order to establish a value-laden dialogue.

            9 Campus
            145 Research Professors
            5 Research Centers

            Academic Advisory Board INSEEC U.

            Chaired by Erik Orsenna, writer and member of the French Academy