The first truly global Awards dedicated to Corporate Universities were presented in Paris by GlobalCCU, the Global Council of Corporate Universities.
The ceremony was held on March 13, 2013 at Microsoft Europe.

Annick Renaud-Coulon,
chairman of GlobalCCU, founder of the GlobalCCU Awards
co-chaired the ceremony with Jan Müehlfeit, Chairman of Microsoft Europe
and Henri Giscard d’Estaing, Club Med CEO

GlobalCCU Awards recognize the very best Corporate Universities that create value for People, Business and Society. Their ambition is to:

  • shape the future of the profession by positioning Corporate Universities as a strategic and operational lever to help implement business strategies, to embody the identity, the culture and the brand of the organization in all its internal and external stakeholders
  • promote the important role to be played by Corporate Universities in Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibilities of their organization

The ceremony took place in the presence of Ambassadors or representatives of the embassies of Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Turkey and the United States of America, as well as of many directors of corporate universities coming from 4 continents, and personalities of the economic world, who came to France for this exceptional event.

The Advisory & Judging Committee composed of international experts of the profession has selected the winners among candidates from 19 countries over 5 continents which are:

Best overall Corporate University
DAU (USA) – Gold Award
GAS NATURAL FENOSA (Spain) – Silver Award
CAIXA (Brazil) – Bronze Award

Best impact of Corporate University on implementation of business strategies of the organization
YAPI KREDI (Turkey) – Gold Award
ESSAR (India) – Silver Award
ORANGE (France) – Bronze Award

Best Corporate University embodying the identity, the culture and the brand of the organization in its stakeholders
PETRONAS (Malaysia) – Gold Award
BANCA MEDIOLANUM (Italy) – Silver Award
EDP (Portugal) – Bronze Award

Best innovative Corporate University
GAS NATURAL FENOSA (Spain) – Gold Award
NEXANS (France) – Bronze Award

Distinguished Prize for leveraging Corporate Responsibility through Corporate University
HAGER (Germany)


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  • Some GlobalCCU members spoke at the Corporate University Summit in Brussels on 26 & 27 June: Jean Pfeifer, Stefaan Van Hooydonk (Philips), Gunnar Tindbord (Grundfos) and Annick Renaud-Coulon.

  • Annick Renaud-Coulon and Jean Pfeifer (GlobalCCU) as well as Mark Allen (Pepperdine University) participated in a seminar on Corporate Universities in Turkey, on 11 June 2014.

  • Many Corporate Universities from everywhere have already sent their presentation to the GlobalCCU e-Campus!

  • The annual seminar of the GlobalCCU France Chapter will be held at Merieux Université in Lyon on 16 & 17 September 2014.

Impacting Event

  • DAU, Defense Acquisition University, the best overall Corporate University Gold Winner, organized a ceremony in front of the entire university for presenting the GlobalCCU Award.The trophy has been displayed in the Pentagon to all the senior leadership.


GlobalCCU organization

Past Events

  • GlobalCCU Awards Ceremony:
    13 March 2013 at Microsoft France Headquarters
    in Paris, France MORE >
  • Launch of CUCP at Groupama: March 2010
  • GlobalCCU Forum at Campus Veolia and
    at the Sorbonne
    MORE >


Comprehending Corporate Universities



in major media coverage

Annick Renaud-Coulon explica o papel das universidades corporativas
Sepember 2013  More >


Universidades Corporativas: la sala de clases al interior de la empresa
July 2011
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Cuando la empresa es la mejor universidad
May 2011
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Las Universidades Corporativas son la encargadas de acompañar los cambios
May 2011
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Learning on the job
24 october 2010
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Corporate Learning
20 september 2010     More >


L'università in proprio conquista le imprese
15 september 2010
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