Higher Education and Research Cooperations



The Higher Education and Research Cooperations Commission was created in 2011.

  • Chaired by Laurence Hafemeister, dean of ENSEA
  • Vice-chaired by Jean-Marie Castelain, dean of INSA Centre Val de Loire





The role of the Higher Education and Research Cooperations Commission


The members of the Higher Education and Research Cooperations Commission are in charge of all topics related to attractiveness and competitiveness of territories, to sites policies of higher education and research and to schools networking and grouping strategies.

The Higher Education and Research Cooperations Commission also examines the schools of engineering governance models and reflects about how to value the schools of engineering position in the higher education territorial network.

The priority topics of the Higher Education and Research Cooperations Commission


The Higher Education and Research Cooperations Commission has set the following priorities for 2015-2017:

  • to follow the establishment of pools of higher education and research institutions;
  • to follow the Higher Education and Research law decrees;
  • to value and structure the technological pathway and to implement great technology institutions;
  • to reflect about the development of bachelor degrees responding to the specific needs of holders of a professional higher school diploma;
  • to share best practices about schools of engineering management;
  • to reflect about national schools networks’ coordination (Mines-Télécom, UT, INSA, etc.);
  • to follow the evolution of IDEX and other future investments programs;
  • to value cooperations between public and private schools and to identify best practices.