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An innovative institution

Like many research-intensive universities around the world, the Target University will be built around a powerful research core, with recognised teaching programmes focused on specific professional sectors. It will be structured around eight pôles de formation et de recherche (“PFRs” or training and research divisions) and two structures dedicated to undergraduate degrees: a university undergraduate school, the École universitaire de 1er cycle (EU1C), and an institute of technology, the École supérieure de technologie (EST). The model is designed to hybridise the specificities and assets of the universities and schools. It will have a strategic central governance system.

Central governance

This defines and drives the overall strategy of the Target University. It guarantees the coherence of the institution’s plans, its trajectory and the implementation of the conditions that will ensure the quality of the institution’s activities. It allocates resources, oversees the development of a multidisciplinary approach, and supports major projects and cross-cutting initiatives. It ensures a fair balance between strategic management and the principle of subsidiarity at all levels of the institution.

The eight PFRs

Eight PFRs embody the institution’s training, research and innovation activities. The PFRs stand out first of all for the clarity and coherence of their training programmes and for the scope of the research units linked to them. Their autonomy contributes to the international visibility and attractiveness of the Target University. The PFRs conduct their activities according to an objectives and resources contract (COM - Contrat d'objectifs et de moyens), which specifies the PFR’s specific project, its strategic plans, the Target University’s development objectives and the corresponding resources.

The University Undergraduate School (EU1C) and the Institute of Technology (EST)

These two structures are dedicated to the success of undergraduate students and are responsible for the initial training and orientation of students entering higher education. Their vocation is to enable students to better orientate themselves, with training adapted to different profiles, aspirations, and personal and professional projects. These structures have dedicated objectives and resources contracts (COMs), which include the funding obtained as part of the call for new university programmes (CURSUS+ project, PIA3 Investments for the Future Programme).

The planned transformational institution is willing to adapt to the new expectations of its researchers, students and staff. Its objectives of simplification, efficiency and proximity of decision-making go hand in hand with the empowerment of every individual, in the service of a joint ambition.