In the 90's, members of the School of Business Administration (EAA) have established a research center called GEMME for "Groupe d'Etudes des Mathématiques du Management et de l'Economie". The main activities of GEMME were seminars and publication of working papers. These activities have achieved their stated objective, ie the stimulation of research in applied mathematics in the EAA.
To better reflect the emergence of new directions of research resulting from the establishment of the new School of Management of the University of Liege "HEC-ULg", and the natural evolution of important research topics, two new research structures came out of GEMME: QuantOM for the study of quantitative methods in operations management and IREM Liège-Luxembourg with a focus on how to teach mathematics.
QuantOM, the Centre for Quantitative methods and Operations Management, is therefore the association of several researchers under a common label to stimulate and promote research conducted at HEC-ULg (or more broadly, within the ULg) in the field of quantitative methods for management, logistics and operations management.