15 July 2015

About Centre Michel Serres

The Centre Michel Serres is an initiative designed by heSam Université, Communauté d’Universités et d’Etablissements (ComUE) which has twelve members. These institutions chose to join forces with the aim of founding a completely new scientific project focusing on innovation and based on interdisciplinarity and knowledge sharing.

Opened in September 2013, the Centre Michel Serres is home to the innovation activities of heSam Université. It trains Master and post-Master level students.

Promoting interdisciplinarity

“Providing innovative solutions to modern day challenges” is the leitmotiv of the Centre Michel Serres. By choosing to base its projects and its teaching on a deliberately interdisciplinary approach, it offers its students learning opportunities that are unique in the higher education landscape.

Encouraging partnerships between the worlds of work and education

The Centre Michel Serres develops partnerships with business and institutions, particularly in the context of its innovation projects. Above all these projects are tangible and useful to their sponsors. They aim to anchor students in the real world and introduce them to a collective and collaborative approach.

Involving students in their learning

Every Centre Michel Serres student, regardless of their educational background, is fully involved in the work, studies, and projects. Each brings their own vision and knowledge and therefore enriches the others in return. Creative freedom, expression, and involvement underpin learning, making students autonomous and proactive.

The Centre Michel Serres offers three type of courses

>> The “Michel Serres Diploma” (DiMS)

This is a two year course for students who have at least a degree (or bachelor) whatever the discipline. It concludes with the award of the Centre Michel Serres Diploma corresponding to a 5 year higher education level. It is a master’s level establishment diploma.

>> The “Michel Serres Semester” (SeMS)

It lasts about five months during which students participate in an innovation project (20 ECTS credits) and undertake an individual knowledge project (10 ECTS credits). They receive a certificate from the Centre attesting to the appropriate completion and validation of the semester. The SeMS can either be part of the student’s curriculum, replacing a semester of their original course, or take the form of an internship at the Centre.

>> The “Michel Serres Post-Master” (PoMS)

Open to holders of a Master’s regardless of the speciality, it takes place over two SeMS and prepares for immediate entry into innovation issues in organizations, public institutions, business, etc.

The Centre Michel Serres team

Alain CADIX, Director of the Centre Michel Serres
Marc LE COQ, Director of projects at the Centre Michel Serres
Sandrine AUGER, administration and education manager for the Centre Michel Serres.
Julie MENDY, administration and education assistant for the Centre Michel Serres