16 July 2015
To address the major challenges facing society and the world today, and help all players (organisations, communities, individuals) understand them better, heSam université has chosen to address five strategic thematic cores in the framework of its initiative:
- Industry and Regions
Exploring the connections between industrial development and territorial policies. What developments? What transformations?
- Risks, Regulation, and Quality
Studying the notions of risk, regulation, and quality, from environmental, economic, legal, financial, societal, energy, and technical points of view.
- Object Dynamics
Devising objects, from creation to design and conservation, while understanding its relationship with the economy, technology, culture, society, imagination, and the notion of transmission.
- Tomorrow’s Africa(s)
Studying the key continent of this century, its cultural and economic initiatives by taking an academic co-development approach.
- Learning in order to create
Encouraging innovative educational methods, aimed at all types of audiences, in order to increase access to education and develop creativity, inventiveness, and knowledge.
All of which call for multi- and cross-disciplinary approaches.
These themes cut across all lines of actions of heSam université
- Research deploys proven initiatives implemented in the framework of PNM (NExT, Synergie, international Chairs, contracts for young researchers, etc.).
- Education is characterized by a single PhD program, a multidisciplinary offer of Master’s degree and undergraduate (“Licence”) diplomas, with a triple aim of coordination, clarity and quality. Many more bridges are being built between programs.
- Continuing Education is a strategic line of action for the ComUE: a skills-based approach, the use of digital technologies, an ambitious welcome policy, guidance and support at all levels and for all audiences, are crucial in a time of social challenges and uncertainties.
- Research Transfer / Innovation & Entrepreneurship involves building on the approach launched by Centre Michel Serres, expanded and extended with additional systems and entities. The Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Innovative Teaching Methods (LIPI) is being created.
- The Europe and international policy, supported by the member’s 22 locations as well as very numerous partnerships, is built around a few key partners. Participating entities’ locations are being pooled. Ultimately, a new campus with a worldwide vocation is planned.
Student and researcher services are being developed. A talent attraction policy is being implemented.
In addition, the ComUE is engaged in the harmonization of HR policies and resource management rules, as well as in the pooling of certain support functions, for the deployment of the Confluence initiative. To expand its resources, it is establishing a corporate foundation and corporate Chairs, and creating two subsidiaries: one for promotion and management of applied research and the other for the commercialization of short-course continuing education.
The governance and organization are adapted to form a confederate structure. Steering of the transformation of the ComUE via academic projects involves the introduction of vice-presidents for thematic cores to coordinate research, education (basic and continuing) and research transfer/innovation centered around their thematic core. They work with the two vice-presidents in charge of digital technologies and partnerships with companies, and with the scientific coordinators of the research, education, commissions. An evaluation policy for all our actions is being implemented, with extensive user input.
31 March 2016
17 February 2016
The Collecta project runs from June 2014 to June 2016. Focusing on the Gaignières collection, it includes developing a digital archive prototype capable of growing to the size of the collection, and organising a symposium to be held on 7 and 8 April 2016: "Collecta: from antiquarian practices to digital humanities".
12 February 2016
2015 Edition - We aim to create an exchange and innovative research unit focusing on the theme of heritage conservation and restoration. It would approach the discipline from several different angles and add to our current state of knowledge - and even question its validity - on the basis of the reflections of world heritage stakeholders, as represented by ComUE heSam specialists. Study days, immersive courses, comparison of ideas and opening up of minds, will contribute to an epistemological study of this evolving discipline.