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New UT Dallas Partnership at Jindal School Helps Make Global Connections

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In a move to increase strong global business connections, the International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis at the University of Texas at Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management has announced a new partnership with the Le Mans University of France.

The new partnership, which was approved last November in France, will connect Jindal’s International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis (ICDRiA) with Le Mans’ new Risk and Insurance Institute. The formal agreement was signed by ICDRiA director, Dr. Alain Bensoussan, and Jindal School dean Dr. Hasan Pirkul.

“[T]he partnership will enhance the Jindal School’s research profile in Europe and promises to establish welcome new ties in energy, finance, insurance, operations management and other disciplines,” Dr. Pirkul said.

According to Bensoussan, who founded ICDRiA in 2004 to better study risk management and decision making in large-investment industrial projects, believes the partnership will the university better reach its goal of developing strong international ties.

“Everything is connected in today’s global economy, which makes it important to develop links in research,” he added.

Le Mans University is located 130 miles southwest of Paris and is home to several large global insurance companies that work side-by-side with the school on risk analysis measures. Already, the university has demonstrated the wide-reaching impact of their work, through partnerships that invest in renewable energy and support infrastructure. Similar projects are planned for the partnership between Le Mans and Jindal, using the school’s resources to explore projects related to U.S. infrastructure, financial institutions and energy providers.

“We’ll be working together with good people, exchanging ideas and building momentum,” Bensoussan further explained. “By cooperating, instead of isolating ourselves, we can both create something significant.”

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