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.
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