Strategy and communication

The ENISE aims to become a European institution of excellence in Science and Technology to enhance its attractiveness (incoming mobility, international research contracts). This international strategy is divided into two actions:

  • Internationalizing campus and training
  • Structuring partnerships based on Training / Research / Company links

Internationalizing the Campus
The ENISE aims to create an international mindset in all training activities for engineering students and research. The action plan will result in:
• the development of a wide range of educational activities (courses, projects, student life) in the English language both in engineering and Masters courses.
• the reviewing of communication with a strong international dimension (website, English-language digital training materials, MOOC).
• implementation of bilingual administrative documents (French-English).

Partnerships: Training / Research / Company
The school wishes to amplify its support system for international development of local businesses. This includes the sending of engineering students on internships in the subsidiaries of these companies, but also by the recruitment on a local scale good level candidates (Accepted on Consideration), who will follow the training of engineers at the ENISE before integrating the subsidiary of the company.
The ENISE has historically based its development of international partnerships on relying on the ENI network and on individual collaborations (e.g. two H2020 European contracts since 2014). The school wishes to coordinate and consolidate its historical partnerships with Argentina, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Spain, the USA, Russia, and the RMEI network.
For its development, the school will reflect on countries and priority institutions. With this in mind, the school intends to rely on the international networks of the Lyon Central School (ECL), National Engineering School (ENI) group, the Lyon University (UdL) and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region to develop large-scale institutional collaborations related to areas of scientific expertise.

Organization and internationalization

The International Relations Service (DRI) is led by a university professor, a member of CODIR. He has been involved in international assignments since the beginning of his career (1996) in the framework of European project development and management (from BRITE/Euram to HORIZON 2020), and until recently within the framework of standardization activities (ISO-ASTM). The service is under the responsibility of an Engineer for Studies with the help of two administrative members of staff (trilingual English, German, Russian) each having more than 15 years of experience in setting up international projects (Research, Training, Cluster).
The DRI assumes the management of incoming and outgoing mobility of engineering students, master students and teachers, as well as exchange agreements and dual degrees. The international relations department accompanies and regularly follows students in their mobility projects, as part of their administrative, logistical and educational procedures. It ensures the management of the follow-up of their period abroad.
In order to develop international recognition, the ENISE responds to numerous European (Erasmus), regional (Coopera, etc.) and international (Brafitec, Arfitec, etc.) tenders in line with its strategy.
In addition, the school has a permanent practice of inviting foreign university professors by allocating an annual a budget corresponding to a three-month period to welcome visiting professors. These exchanges are intended to develop and maintain the partnerships. Thus, several internships at ENISE of Professor Pascalin Tiam Kapen are a part of collaboration with l’Université des Montagnes (UdM, Cameroon) which has resulted in the creation of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in the UdM with a view to potential enrolment on an ENISE Master’s degree program. With regards to the recruitment of its professors, the school attaches great importance to the international dimension of the candidates and their aptitudes to develop teaching in English. For example, recent years have seen the recruitment of professors of Italian, Russian and Romanian nationalities.

International student mobility

The ENISE attaches particular importance to the combination of an engineer training associated with an international training in a partner institution. Students have the opportunity to follow an academic period or complete a dual degree.
The association with the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, and its attraction potential, together with the simplification of the curriculum through the development of a new educational model at the ENISE, should make it possible to promote both outgoing and incoming mobility.

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