At ICN Business School, research is oriented towards creativity and innovation: the open-mindedness and responsibility of the researchers, strong internationalisation, and commitment to the school’s values and to a constant search for excellence is what makes ICN researchers a first-rate team.
In 2019, no less than 50 articles were published on behalf of ICN in peer-reviewed academic journals, including 44 in classified journals. This represents an average increase of more than 30% over three years. The number of CNRS stars is also on the rise: 79 * published by ICN permanent professors and 11 by research affiliated professors. Thus, 90 CNRS stars were published on behalf of ICN in 2019, compared to 52 in 2018.
The fundamental progression for the school and the accreditations is that of quality, i.e. articles published in 1st and 2nd category journals according to the rankings. This year there were more than 40% compared to less than 30% in 2018.
ICN’s ambition is to maintain this excellent course and to continue this progression in order to enter the standards of excellence.
The presence of ICN teachers in professional circles and in the media in general is also on the rise: +20% compared to 2018. It is worth noting a very good participation in the popularisation of research work with 10 articles in The Conversation.
The school also maintains its commitment to SD/CSR with more than 40% of intellectual contributions related to development and/or CSR.
ICN Business School carries values of differentiation, responsibility, creativity and innovation. In order to put these values at the service of society, researchers have total freedom of research and enjoy a great deal of autonomy. Among other things, the school’s research activities are structured in close relation with the laboratories of the University of Lorraine, in particular CEREFIGE, Beta, LGIPM and LORIA.
Within the framework of the strategic plan “Ambition 2022”, ICN continues to increase the number of publications in world-renowned international journals in 2020 as well as the number of cases published.