Education and Society



The Education and Society Commission was created in 2011.

  • Chaired by Etienne Craye, dean of ESIGELEC
  • Vice-chaired by Nesim Fintz, dean of EISTI


This commission has two main topics of interest: the training of capable, responsible and open-minded future engineers and the contribution of schools of engineering to social development.


The role of the Education and Society Commission


The members of the Education and Society Commission examine, on one hand, all topics related to engineering education: curricula, teaching methods, teachers, types of training, including lifelong learning and work/study training programs, etc.

On the other hand, the Education and Society Commission feeds the debate on social topics: equal opportunities, gender equity, higher education accessibility, ethics, student’s life and learning conditions, sustainable development, etc.

Last, the Education and Society Commission aims at conveying the brand image of French schools of engineering locally, nationally and abroad.

The priority topics of the Education and Society Commission


The Education and Society Commission has set the following priorities for 2016-2017:

  • to participate in the implementation of the digital portal dedicated to Master’s degrees;
  • to follow the work done by France Université Numérique and contribute to design the digital French national strategy;
  • to develop lifelong training in schools of engineering;
  • to identify and work on innovative teaching practices;
  • to integrate students with a specific scientific and literary profile in schools of engineering;
  • to promote gender equity;
  • to respect diversity, social inclusion and accessibility of higher education;
  • to protect students’ life and learning conditions;
  • to promote and recognize community and civic participation of students.