Higher Education and Research Cooperations



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

  • Chaired by Pierre Koch, dean of UTT
  • Vice-chaired by Jean-Yves Fourquet, dean of ENI of Tarbes



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:

  • following the establishment of pools of higher education and research institutions,
  • following the Higher Education and Research law decrees,
  • valuing and structuring the technological pathway and implementing great technology institutions,
  • reflecting on the development of bachelor degrees responding to the specific needs of holders of a professional higher school diploma,
  • sharing good practice regarding the management of schools of engineering,
  • reflecting on national schools networks’ coordination (Mines-Télécom, UT, INSA, etc.),
  • following the evolution of IDEX and other future investments programs,
  • valuing cooperations between public and private schools and identifying good practice.