CDEFI's corporate newsletter

As part of our communication strategy, CDEFI launched a newsletter in February 2017.

This newsletter became bimonthly in February 2018.

Find below the previous editions in French of this newsletter.


Newsletters' archives​

  • Newsletter #21 – October 2021 :
Main themes : this month’s newsletter begins with a focus on the Conference start of the year meeting, to which the press was invited. It also contains the monthly data report of the Conference, and the launch of the second phase of the DEFI data collect campaign. We take a look back at the latest Académie des technologies report, at the BPI France event intitled La Deeptech voit Big, and at the Conference PR campaign dedicated to la Fête de la science. This newsletter is also the opportunity to announce the next national conference on internships. It ends with a focus on the publication of the Governement's official list of schools that are now accredited to organize the national engineering exams
Link to newsletter #21
  • Newsletter #20 – June 2021 :
Main themes : this month’s newsletter opens with the reelection of Jacques Fayolle as president of the Conference. The newsletter contains a recap of the French engineering schools annual seminar held by the Conference, as well as a summary of the meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. A new parternship has also been announced last month with the company Intech. Last month was also the occasion to announce the digital release of Penser l’après and the publication of the Conference annual overview report dealing with all French engineering schools data. This newsletter takes a look back at the consultation held by HCERES, CEFDG and the conference. It ends with a focus on the publication of the Governement's official list of the schools that are now accredited to deliver a bachelor degree specialized in science and engineering.
  • Newsletter #19 – May 2021 :
Main themes : this month, the newsletter includes a recap of major CDEFI-related news ; the publication of Penser l’après, a report dedicated to international student mobility, the reveal of the Ingénieuses winners, and the participation of the Conference in the making of a report dedicated to fighting LGBTQ+ discriminations. This newsletter also offers a look back at the Cpas1option seminar. Finally, this newsletter is the opportunity to announce the forthcoming election of the new president of the Conference and the French engineering schools annual seminar. 
  • Newsletter #18 – April 2021 :
Main themes: this month’s newsletter contains the 2021 list of Ingénieuses nominees. It also contains an article dedicated to the overview report issued by the Conference and its partners regarding Health and Safety at work courses in engineering schools. This newsletter is the opportunity to take a look back at the announcement of a new partnership with the e-learning multilingual platform Arte CAMPUS. Last month also marked the start of the DEFI campaign, whose purpose is to collect data on the French schools of engineering. Lastly, the Conference issued two statements after major Governement’s declarations : one deals with the necessary inclusion of students in the vaccination campaign launched by the French Governement, and the other refers to the continuity of financial aids allocated to students as the Covid-19 crisis carries on. 
  • Newsletter #17 – Februray 2021 :
Main themes : The second newsletter of the year contains a double focus on Ingénieuses, with the official launch of this year’s edition and the creation of a website dedicated to the operation. This newsletter is also the opportunity to focus on three major publications : the Conference annual overview report dealing with all French engineering schools data, a report dedicated to research programs in private schools, and the CTI's list of engineering schools accredited to deliver a bachelor in engineering. One of the main news included in this newsletter is the gradual return of students on campus. This newsletter ends with an article dedicated to the winners of a challenge focusing on finding innovative solutions in order to increase road safety.
  • Newsletter #16 – January 2021 :
Main themes: this very first newsletter of 2021 starts with the Conference President wishes for the year to come, and the official launch of the Cap Ingénieuses quality label. This newsletter also contains a focus on the Planning Act for Research and Innovation (LPR), an official statement regarding Brexit and the announcement of the Conference latest parternship with the Army. Our readers will also find an article dedicated to the World Engineering Days and the Pause program call for applications.
  • Newsletter #15 – December 2020 :
Main themes : this final 2020 newsletter deals with the important events and milestones of the last months: the national conference on internships, the 2020 Science festival,  the No Tobacco Month in November, the creation of the new network Alumni for the planet, development of new tools to promote professionnal equality and to fight against sexual and gender-based violence, and  recognition of 150 new engineering  trainings in Quebec. The rest of the news focuses on the publication of new documents for the schools of engineering to help them handling the sanitary crisis and on CDEFI releasing an opinion column on the necessity to support the synergy between research and education.
  • Newsletter #14 - September 2020 :
Thèmes abordés : this newsletter focuses on the beginning of the academic year in the French engineering schools. It also deals with the Ingenieuses initiative, and more specifically with the nominated and the schools' projects. Other subjects are mentionned: CDEFI's amendments suggestion for the Planning Act for Research, public measures to help apprentices and young graduates' employment, the launch of registration for acquiring the status of graduated engineer, and the schools' results to the European universities call for projects. 
  • Newsletter #13 – June 2020 :
Main themes : the newsletter #13 focuses on news related to the context of crisis: CDEFI's submissions in order to face the consequences of Covid-19 and to extend the government financial assistance for apprenticeship, the announcement of the deadline extension for Ingenieuses 2020, as well as a focus on engineering schools' engagement during the crisis. This newsletter also announces the launch of the evaluation process of French engineering schools' Bachelor's degrees. Other news refer to a new partenrship with the "Trophées des campus responsables" (the French variant of the Green Gown Awards) and a call for projects launched in partnership with the African higher education.
  • Newsletter #12 – April 2020 :
Main themes : April 2020 newsletter deals with this month's important actuality. A part of it is linked to the epidemic context : the announcement of the new schedule for engineering schools' entrance exams, the decision of the Ministry of Higher Education to extend the doctoral and postdoctoral contracts, the delay of CTI's auditing process, and the publication by CDEFI and its partners of a statement asking for special measures to help young graduate to find a job. The other news focus on the decision of the Conseil constitutionnel concerning the Parcoursup platform, as well as the opening of the 2020 press data campaign.
  • Newsletter #11 - March 2020 :
Main themes : in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, this 11th newsletter opens with the announcement of the creation of a webpage gathering useful documents for the engineering schools. Coronavirus is also the main topic of the second news concerning a common statement of CDEFI and CPU to support the Chinese community. The rest of the actuality concerns CDEFI's reaction to the report of the Conseil constituonnel regarding the Parcoursup platform, but also to the engineering school's rankings often published by the press. This newsletter eventually celebrates the opening of Ingenieuses 2020.
  • Newsletter #10 - January 2020 :
Main themes : this 10th newsletter opens with the CDEFI team's greetings for the new year. It then focuses on the publication of the September 11, 2019 "CVEC" seminar's report, and on the ratification of a governmental declaration of intent regarding the MEXFITEC program. The actuality also includes the reassertion of our partners :Think Education & Recherche, CTI and more recently the association La Parole aux 18-28. Eventually, a news is dedicated to the making by the CPED of a map representing actions led in the higher education and research sector during International Women's Day.
  •  Newsletter #9 - December 2019 :
Main themes : December 2019 newsletter focuses on the new partnership between CDEFI, CTI and INRS and on the October 17 event dedicated to the baccalaureat reform. It also adresses the questions of sites policies,and of the 2020 draft Budget bill. Finally, the newsletter deals with the triple European recognition of CTI, the Journées nationales de l'ingénieur (the French variant of World Engineering Day) and the launch of a new call for projects for the African higher education.
  • Newsletter #8 – October 2019 :
Main themes : the newsletter #8 focuses on the new Planning Act for Research and Innovation, sites policies of higher education, the reform of the baccalauréat, gender equality in higher education and research, the launching of a national consultation on the European Higher Education Area, as well as on Science Festival 2019.
  •  Newsletter #7 – July 2019 :
Main themes : this newsletter covers different topics such as the renewal of the CDEFI governance, sites policies of higher education, the annual symposium of engineering schools, the 4th edition of engineering schools indicators, the Ingénieuses 2019's ceremony, the establishment of European universities and the program Brafitec. Finally, it is in this edition that our Conference publishes the first issue of "Perspectives ingénieur" dedicated to the synergie between training and research in engineering schools.
  • Newsletter #6 - November 2018 :
Main themes : you can find in the newsletter #6 a news about a charter's signature to prevent risks during integration week-ends, the launch of the 7th edition of the label: "Skills for business world", the engineering week in Colombia, CDEFI as a partner of the 2018 RUE event, the practical guide for institutions published by the Civic Service Agency, the San Francisco declaration on research assessment signed by CDEFI, as well as a news about the call for projects "European universities".
  • Newsletter #5 - July 2018 :
Main themes : newsletter #5 highlights the student and campus life tax focuses on the Brafitec Forum and on our recent events: the Ingenieuses18's ceremony and the annual conference of French engineering schools.
  • Newsletter #4 - April 2018 :
Main themes: newsletter #4 presents a feedback on the CDEFI-CTI European conference, the list of nominees for Ingenieuses18 as well as a news about the Cpas1option's seminar that took place in Nantes.

  • Newsletter #3 - February 2018 :
Main themes: newsletter #3 focuses on the Skills for Business world (CPE) label, on the reform of apprenticeship and on the launch of the Parcoursup's platform.

  • Newsletter #2 - May 2017 :
Main themes: newsletter #2 presents an update of the Ingenieuses17 operation, the registration of CDEFI as an associate member of the Aviesan research alliance dedicated to life and health sciences, and announces the launch of the second press data campaign.

  • Newsletter #1 - February 2017 :
Main themes: newsletter #1 focuses on the Erasmus' 30th anniversary, on the Think Education event and on the projects’ centrifuge created by Centrale Lille in partnership with EDHEC Business School, ENSAIT and Yncréa.