New Institut Mines-Télécom: set-up of the first group of engineering and business schools in France
The creation of the Institut Mines-Télécom on 1st March 2012, made official by the decree of 28th February 2012, brings the Mines Schools and Institut Télécom Schools together to form the first group of engineering and business schools in France, making it a key player in higher education, research and innovation.
A national institute with strong regional ties
This new public institution brings together the 6 Écoles des Mines (Mines Albi, Mines Alès, Mines Douai, Mines Nantes, Mines ParisTech, Mines Saint-Etienne) and the 4 Institut Télécom schools (Télécom Bretagne, Télécom Business School, Télécom ParisTech, Télécom SudParis) under the aegis of the MINEFI (ministry of Economic Affairs, Finance and Industry).
Including its two subsidiary schools Eurecom and Télécom Lille 1, it brings together 12,000 students on the school campuses which issue 3,600 diplomas per year, 2,100 of which are in engineering.
This new institute which also includes
2 strategic partners, Mines Nancy and Armines, a network of 10 associate schools, as well as 2 aid structures for technology transfer, 2 Instituts Carnot, 3 foundations and 2 endowment funds, already represents a major force nationally in technological, managerial and scientific training provisions, as well as in research and innovation.
Teaching, Research, Innovation: the new institute's 3 key missions
In terms of Teaching, the new Institut Mines-Télécom will offer new opportunities for students in terms of mobility but also double degrees, particularly for engineers/managers, facilitated by the presence of Télécom Business School. This group will also have a higher international profile in order to develop partnerships with top-ranking academic institutions.
In terms of Research and Innovation, the researchers at Institut Mines-Télécom cover a large spectrum of knowledge in engineering, digital technology, economic and social sciences and in management. By combining its assets, the new Institute has established itself in its disciplines and areas of application for academic and industrial partners at national, as well as European and international, levels.
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The Institut Mines-Télécom's twofold ambition
The Institut Mines-Télécom's main objective is to become a key player in higher education and research whilst contributing to the development of territories.
In order to achieve this, it will draw upon its experience and the reputation of the schools involved, and contribute to restoring the attractiveness of technological and scientific studies, and of the job opportunities in industry and services.
For Pascal Faure "The Institut Mines-Télécom will put economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship at the heart of its ambitions, in full consistency with its link with the MINEFI, and in order to achieve this, it will capitalize on the network of incubators of its schools and the strength of its research in partnership".
With a dense geographical network, the ambition of the Institut Mines-Télécom is to make a major contribution to the economic development of territories by reinforcing the involvement of schools as major actors in connected territorial partnerships within the PRES and competitiveness clusters, and within the framework of future investment projects (2 IDEX in Paris Saclay and Toulouse, 5 IRT...), and by promoting the support that local authorities provide.
The new institute's governance
Jean-Bernard Levy, chairman of the Vivendi executive board, is the president of the Management Board of the new Institut Mines-Télécom.
Jean-Claude Jeanneret, who was until now the General Director of the Institut Télécom, has been made the Managing Director of the Institut Mines-Télécom. He chairs the Managers’ College, bringing together the school managers, whose first task will be to define the future group strategy for this new Institute.