The school

Instances and networks


TELECOM Nancy, created by decree n ° 90-741 of August 9, 1990, is an engineering school, within the meaning of articles L713-1 and L713-9 of the Education code, part of the University of Lorraine .

The School is administered by a Board composed of 31 members ( List of members of the TELECOM Nancy Board ) whose president is Mr. Fabrice CROISEAUX, Managing Director of INTECH, since September 4, 2020. He succeeds Pierre BAYLET who chaired the Board for two terms from 2014 to 2020.

TELECOM Nancy is supported on the educational level by a development council made up of 27 members ( List of members of the TELECOM Nancy Improvement Council ) whose President is Mr. Jean-Louis PIERREL, Syntec Numérique.

The school is managed by a Director appointed for 5 years. The current Director is Mr. Olivier FESTOR.

The director is assisted by a Deputy Director: Mr. Jean-Marie MOUREAUX and the Director of Studies, Ms. Suzanne COLLIN.

On September 21, 2011 in Nancy, an Institut Télécom (Institut Mines-Télécom since March 1, 2012) / Henri Poincaré University (University of Lorraine since January 1, 2012) – ESIAL (TELECOM Nancy since January 29) agreement was signed. June 2012). By this agreement, TELECOM Nancy became the 7th associated school (now “affiliated school”) of the Institut Télécom.

The agreement makes it possible to deploy cooperation at the levels of governance but also of educational engineering and research projects, between the school and the schools of the Institute. Concretely, the Institut Télécom participates in the steering bodies of the associated school, new training courses can be created, and for engineering students, this translates into opportunities for exchanges between schools.
In terms of research and innovation , TELECOM Nancy, like the other associated schools, participates in the animation of the scientific activities of the Institute. Researchers can work together on issues developed within the Institute such as networks and media of the future, embedded systems, communicating objects, etc., and together respond to ANR or PCRDT (Europe ).

TELECOM Nancy has thus joined the network of affiliated schools of the Institut Mines-Télécom .
The concept of affiliated school, developed within the framework of the Institut Télécom 2008-2012 strategic plan, is a means of strengthening cooperation between schools totally or essentially oriented towards information and communication technologies in France. , while keeping a flexible organizational framework.

On March 1, 2012, the Institut Télécom opened to mining schools and became the Institut Mines-Télécom , the leading group of engineering schools in France .

The Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), the University of Lorraine and the University of Strasbourg are launching IMT Grand Est.

The University of Lorraine, the University of Strasbourg and IMT have decided to join forces to build IMT Grand Est, a unique and ambitious partnership and cooperation network between IMT and 6 engineering schools of the Grand Est region – Mines Nancy, Télécom Nancy, ENSG, GIP InSIC, Télécom Physique Strasbourg, and the School and Observatory of Earth Sciences – which develops synergies and potential between these establishments in the service of innovation and territory.

Signature of the IMT Grand Est convention on July 12, 2018 in Strasbourg

In a phase of digital, energy and industrial transition and of profound transformation of our economic and productive apparatus, France needs to train more engineers to meet the demands of new skills, adapt to changes in professions, supply innovation the industrial fabric and support companies in their digital transformation.

This presupposes setting up new innovative initial training courses and new lifelong training methods, taking advantage of the educational transformations underway with digital technology. We must also develop a network of cooperation with businesses to support their key transformations for economic development. This is the primary mission of engineering schools.

It is in this spirit that the engineering schools of the Grand Est region have decided to coordinate their actions to cope with the growth and diversity of needs and to join forces with IMT, whose actions at the national level contribute to this dynamic, through strategic programs, particularly in the areas of training and support for economic development in the regions.

This partnership also aims to combine the diversified research, training, transfer and innovation practices of IMT and the Engineering Schools of the two Universities, to take advantage of national and regional dynamics to go faster, higher and further, in carrying out their missions in the service of science and technology, vocational training and support for economic development.

This IMT Grand Est alliance aims to organize and develop territorial synergies around major objectives in 5 areas:

  • Training, by taking advantage of the diversity and complementarities of schools and the pooling space offered by IMT: pooling of educational activities, functions and equipment, strengthening on shared themes by organizing themselves into skills networks, promotion of complementarities, and positioning at the forefront of educational innovation;
  • Support for regional economic development through the development of specialized training, initial or continuing, under student and apprenticeship status; by providing access to technological platforms (Fab labs, Living labs, etc.); by playing the role of access point to the Carnot institutes and by playing an active role of innovation and technological transfer, in particular through its “incubators”; and by relying on the scale and scope of IMT, its experience and its toolbox for economic development support;
  • The development of its notoriety , in particular through a brand policy and a common logo for the activities of IMT Grand Est, recruitment through a high-level competition, and support for IMT schools and its national network of affiliated or associated schools;
  • International influence, within the framework of a mutualized policy with IMT of international recruitment and promotion, and in particular by taking advantage of the cross-border specificity of the Grand-Est region, with a particular effort to develop Franco-French collaborations. German, in particular within the Franco-German Academy for the Industry of the Future;
  • Collaborative projects and the joint response to calls for projects in the field of training and support for economic development.

The governance of IMT Grand Est is carried out through tripartite bodies bringing together the presidents and CEOs of the 3 partners for strategic orientations, school directors and representatives of IMT for executive and operational management, and two committees working on training and support for economic development.

IMT Grand Est in figures:

  • over 2,350 students (including 29% women)
  • 11 training courses for engineers accredited by the CTI
  • 630 engineers graduate each year
  • + than 380 doctoral students
  • 184 teacher-researchers