Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a student of INSEAD to join INSEAD Healthcare Club ?

Yes, you do need to be a current student enrolled at INSEAD or a partner of a current student to join the club. But there are events and conferences that are opened to anyone in the business community.

I am interested in joining the club. How do I join?

Please contact the club through our contact page.

Useful Links

Healthcare News / Blogs

Various websites from the web with up-to-date commentary on current events inside the healthcare / pharma industry:

  • Wall Street Journal Health Blog – Daily updated blog from the Wall Street Journal Health Column journalists.
  • Qmed – Blog about activities in the medical device industry


INSEAD Library Healthcare Sector Websites

The INSEAD Libraries (Doriot and Tanoto) have access to number of subscription and free electronic resources for doing research about activites in the healthcare sector. Visit the INSEAD Library Health Resources for the most updated list. A summary of these are posted below:


Five-year forecasts, country reports, risk ratings and analysis of the economic, political, legal, tax, operational and security environments in 186 countries. Industries covered: automotive, energy and healthcare.

Span: 1998 onwards

Short guide – General Navigation

Short guide – World Markets Automotive

Short guide – Country Risk


Citations and abstracts of biomedical and life science research articles (formerly MEDLINE). Use the pull down menu to search PubMed Central, a digital archive of free full text articles in those fields.

Span: 1950 onwards, varies by title.


Articles from 1200 journals published by Elsevier, covering economics, business, management, computing, engineering and technology as well as the physical, social and behavioural sciences.

Span: Full-text available from 1995 onwards


INSEAD Library Healthcare Sector Websites

Information about healthcare markets in developing economies can be found in the EMIS – Emerging Markets Information Service Database (~70 countries) and global economies in the Marketline Advantage Database (~200 countries). Both will break down their collection by country first, then you can select the healthcare industry for profiles with market volume and segmentation (In MarketLine) and news and industry reports in EMIS – Emerging Markets Information Service.


Datamonitor profiles and news analysis on 2,000 industries, 10,000 of the world’s largest companies, and 50+ countries. 5-year historical and forecast data. Does not include access to Datamonitor premium reports.

Span: News analysis from 2000 onwards. Profiles available from current or previous year.


News, company and industry reports, financial and macroeconomic data for emerging countries.

Short guide


Market reports and company profiles covering the global consumer markets in 80 countries. Includes thousands of market sizes, company shares, brand shares as well as consumer data.


Mergers & Acquisitions Activities

The healthcare market has one of the vibrant M&A activities in the industry, from venture capital/private equity to mergers/acquisitions from industry players. A list of all M&A Activity by industry can be found from the library’s subscription to Thomson One.

M&A information including data, news stories and weekly market activity, as well as league tables of top deals, industry, and advisors. Also available from SDC Platinum.

Span: 1985 onwards