A school open to the globalised environment
Since the first day of its creation, the EISTI has integrated an international dimension through both its choices of teaching staff and its admission of foreign students.
Today, internationalisation is more than ever at the heart of its missions, and a priority in its development strategy.
The engineer of the 21st century needs to understand the world around them and assert certain qualities to this end: being open to foreign languages, having the capacity to adapt to various cultural environments, to work in multicultural teams, and to manage projects in a globalised context.
That implies a real internationalisation strategy which the EISTI puts into place to fully prepare the student engineers.
Being open to languages and cultures
The EISTI has chosen to play a part in our globalised world through its courses by introducing lessons designed to broaden students’ cultural horizons and intercultural communication.
Teaching foreign languages is also vital. On top of English, which is compulsory in the Engineering curriculum, the EISTI offers foreign language classes in German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin and Japanese.
Mandatory international trip
The European construction, growing economical interdependence and global multinational company strategies are deeply changing the face of engineering.
In an effort to be in tune with market requirements, a trip abroad lasting a minimum of 3 months is necessary to obtain your engineering diploma. This experience can take the shape of an exchange study semester or an internship within a company or laboratory.
Welcoming international students and International Masters
At the EISTI, several dozen nationalities interact daily. International students represent 15% of the total number of undergraduates.
Our training is open to foreign students, who we welcome through exchange programmes with our partners or as part of our ERASMUS + agreements, via the n+i network.
The EISTI has also developed two purposefully internationally-oriented curriculums, which are taught in English. Two international Masters are designed for foreign students: the Quantitative Finance Master and the Business Intelligence/Big Data Master.
International academic partnerships: exchange programmes/double diplomas
To put its international policy into place regarding teaching as well as research, the EISTI can rely on its partner university network throughout the world, with which exchange agreements were signed and double diplomas were set up.