The ENISE has implemented an organised network of foreign relations with about 117 academic partnership agreements in 34 countries, in order to further the adaptability of its future engineers against the realities of the world. An opening on an international scale is a major asset for future engineers: it helps with their self-improvement on a personal, intercultural and professional level. Dual degrees, academic years or semesters, internships in a company or in laboratory are as many possibilities to live a fascinating experience, to master a foreign language, to increase one’s abilities to adapt, be more autonomous and proactive, and to build one’s career on an international scale.

The international opening applies to the whole school, especially on the department of research, an applied research which is a focal point, oriented toward companies from our territory and the school’s network (SME, mid-sized businesses and large groups). The ENISE develops and favours a high-quality research around these areas of excellence:

Mechanical Engineering: Additive manufacturing, High-Speed Machining and Superfinishing, Numerical Simulation of Thermomechanical Processes;

Civil Engineering: Soil mechanics and their remediation, Composite materials for renovation, phase-changing concrete, fibre-reinforced concrete, BIM (Building Information Modelling), Lean Construction, Wood construction by enhancing local wood;

Physical Engineering: Virtual Reality, Sensory-oriented manufacturing processes, Sensors and automation.

Our research activities are recognised in Japan, North and South America, Russia and all over Europe.

The activities of research led by the School’s lecturers-researchers are as many assets to assure the regular evolution of teaching as closely as possible to the latest scientific and technological progress made in the fields of specialities of the School.

Strategic challenges: The ENISE carries three strategic challenges on the international scale :

▪ To become a European institution of excellence in Sciences and Technology from now until 2025 in its fields of reference in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Physical Engineering,

▪ To develop an international culture in all curricula,

▪ To organise partnerships and mobility based on the Training/Research/Company links.

Goals: The previous challenges are organised following five goals:

▪ To maintain the network of partners and develop new strategic partnerships (thematic and target countries),

▪ To internationalise the School and its training courses,

▪ To develop international projects based on Training/Research/Company links as well as on the areas of excellence of the School,

▪ To help with the mandatory outgoing mobility (100% of outgoing mobility, 3 months minimum, 5 months for 60% of the graduates),

▪ To structure a demanding incoming mobility around dual degrees and target countries.

The involvement of the COMUE Université de Lyon as well as the partnership with Ecole Centrale de Lyon will also enable to promote incoming and outgoing mobility, thanks to their potential of attraction, combined with the simplification of curricula through the development of a new educational model at ENISE.


The European Commission, the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation as well as the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region actively support the international policy of the ENISE

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