Un établissement expérimental

An experimental facility

Created in 2019, as part of the experimentation of new forms of grouping higher education and research institutions.

The Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France is an experimental institution created on September 9, 2019, pursuant to Ordinance No. 2018-1131 of December 12, 2018, on the experimentation of new forms of grouping higher education and research institutions. 

A University resulting from 3 pre-existing institutions

It emerged from 3 pre-existing institutions of higher learning:

  • The University of Valenciennes, a public scientific, cultural and professional establishment (EPSCP);
  • L'Ecole supérieure d'art et de design de Valenciennes (ESAD de Valenciennes), a public establishment of cultural cooperation with a higher education mission;
  • L'Ecole supérieure d'art de Cambrai (ESA de Cambrai), a public establishment of cooperation

A grouping of training and research components

3 training component-institutions:

2 training components:

4 research components (including 2 UMR-CNRS):

A cluster of training and research components

Professor Abdelhakim Artiba, President of the University, has federated since 2016 the entire university community around a unique project in France, that of a Polytechnic University by relying on the multidisciplinary nature of the institution (excluding health).

The newly created University promotes cross-fertilization between science, technology and the humanities. It thus offers multidisciplinary curricula: polytechnic training, insertion of polytechnic modules in disciplinary curricula.

The cross-fertilization between the humanities and science and technology, cemented by research and innovation, will provide valuable opportunities for students.

Professeur Abdelhakim Artiba

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