The independent nature of our institutions allows them to maintain the connection to the Minister responsible for their supervision.
- The Minister of Higher Education and Research for ISEN Lille and HEI
- The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries for ISA
French Commission for Engineering Accreditation (CTI) is an independent organization responsible under French Law since 1934, for the accreditation of all types of engineering training, encouraging quality in training and promoting the title and career field of engineering in France and abroad. Engineering degrees from the schools of the HEI ISA ISEN are all accredited by CTI.
The Catholic University of Lille (France)
The Catholic University of Lille comprises 6 faculties and 20 universities and institutes. It includes 22,000 students, 33 research teams, a hospital group of 700 beds, 5 cross-functional institutes, the Vauban University Library (BUV) and 12 libraries for the specific sectors, and a Digital Network Library (BNR)
The Polytechnic Institute of Lille
HEI, ISA and ISEN Lille are also founding members of the Polytechnic Institute of Lille (Polytech Lille) which brings together scientific and technical organizations of the University (HEI, ISA, ISEN, ICAM, Faculty of Science and Technology - FLST). It makes it possible to focus on joint projects for training or research between its members.
The Federation of Higher Educational Institutions of Engineering and Business Administration (FESIC) brings together 26 universities (“Grandes Ecoles” – Institutions of Higher Learning and Universities and Universities): 19 engineering schools and 7 management schools. Today it is the top network of private higher education institutions in France.
French Federation of Agriculture Engineering Institutes combines 4 schools, ISA, ESA in Angers, ISARA in Lyon and EI PURPAN in Toulouse, which trains every type of engineer to be able to contribute in a significant way to improving food, the environment and agriculture.
The ISEN Group
A provider of general science education, new information and digital technologies, ISEN training takes place at 4 campus locations (Lille, Brest/Rennes, and Toulon in France and Fes in Morocco) which share the same objective, while developing aspects specific to their unique locations and economic environments.
The Conference of “Grandes Ecoles” is a non-profit association as defined by French law (Waldeck-Rousseau Act of 1901) of engineering universities (“Grandes Ecoles” – Institutions of Higher Learning and Universities), of management and multiple or specific advanced degrees, all recognized by the French government and providing a national degree with at least 5 years of study after a high school diploma (the “bac”) and resulting in a Master's level degree. It also includes among its members, businesses, alumni associations and organizations.
The Regional Conference of Universities (“Grandes Ecoles” – Institutions of Higher Learning and Universities) in Lille Nord, France ensures information and mission activities of these Universities, as such it is the privileged intermediary of institutions and local authorities.
In February 2007, HEI started the IngeFrance network alongside two other engineering schools (EPF in Sceaux, France EIGSI in La Rochelle, France). As a thematic network, the objective of IngeFrance is mainly to promote general engineering studies, recruiting at the level of high school diplomas (the “Bac”).
Business and Economic Development Networks
These schools maintain links with hundreds of businesses in every sector of activity, by means of their training activities (internships, apprenticeship contracts, educational projects, first jobs after college, etc.), research (research contracts, valuation, etc.) and innovation transfers.
- Aquimer Share of Aquatic Product Sector I www.poleaquimer.com
- I-Trans Ground Transportation and Logistics I www.i-trans.org
- Maud Materials and applications for sustainable uses I www.polemaud.com
- PICOM Industries of Commerce Competitiveness Cluster I www.picom.fr
- NSL Nutrition, Health, Longevity I www.pole-nsl.org
- UP-Tex Innovative Technical Textiles I www.up-tex.fr
Laboratories and Scientific Networks
School research teams rely on recognized laboratories and work in scientific networks, including L2EP (Laboratory of Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics), LGCgE (Laboratory of Civil and Geo-Environmental Engineering), IEMN (Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology ) the CARNOT ARTS Institute, GIS MTA (Advanced Textile Materials), the Charles Violette Institute for Biomedical Signal Processing Research Unit, and more…
International Networks and partner
The Campus France agency is a public organization (EPIC) responsible for the promotion of higher education, the hosting and management of students’ international mobility, researchers, experts and guests.
The “n+I” Network of Engineering Institutes , with more than 70 French Engineering Universities (“Grandes Ecoles” – Institutions of Higher Learning and Universities), is a non-profit association (Act of 1901) recognized to be a general interest organization. It assists international students who want to pursue their education in France
The international network is also made up of universities across the world that are partners with the HEI ISA ISEN group schools. They have relationships with close to 300 international actors in higher learning and research and therefore facilitate exchanges between students and researchers.
Partners for Apprenticeship
Formasup in Nord Pas de Calais France
Since 1992, Formasup manages the Apprentice Training Center (CFA ) for Higher Learning for the entire region of Nord-Pas de Calais. Formasup Nord-Pas de Calais exists to develop apprenticeships in higher education.
Campus Centre/CFSA in Indre, France
The Center for Advanced Apprenticeship Training in Indre is the result of an active partnership between the Regional Council, the International Chamber of Commerce (CCI) and businesses.
Alumni and Engineering Associations
L'association des Ingénieurs ISEN, constitue un réseau de plus de 7000 ingénieurs.
The HEI Network
The HEI network counts almost 16,000 graduates, 8,000 of which are active in the field.
The ISA Association of Engineers unites more than