Education and Society


The Education and Society Commission was created in 2011.

  • Chaired by Philippe Depincé, dean of Polytech Nantes
  • Vice-chaired by Radjesvarane Alexandre, 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 focuses on the following topics:

  • implementing the 2018 law relative to student success and orientation,
  • participating in the implementation of the national digital portal dedicated to Master’s degrees,
  • identifying and work on innovative teaching practices,
  • developing continuous education in schools of engineering,
  • promoting gender equity,
  • encouraging diversity, social inclusion and accessibility of higher education,
  • protecting students’ life and learning conditions,
  • promoting and recognizing community and civic participation of students.