One of the key success factors of EURECOM's project was to understand the importance of the international dimension, particularly in its area of expertise, telecommunications.
AN INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM
The legal structure chosen by EURECOM -a Consortium- reinforces this international facet of the school by bringing together academic partners and industrial partners from around the world: TELECOM ParisTech, Aalto University (Helsinki), Politecnico di Torino, Technische Universität München, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague, BMW Group Research and Technology, Orange, Symantec, SAP, IABG as well of the Principality of Monaco as an institutional member.
Each partner takes part in EURECOM' statutory authorities and has thus an impact on the content of the curriculum and research.
This specific administrative organisation is a major asset because it guarantees that EURECOM's teaching and research is regularly assessed and adapted to the constraints and evolutions of the industrial world and the international context.
A GUIDING PRIORITY
EURECOM also chose to open its recruitment to foreign teachers and students (70% of the students come from outside of France, and all the courses are taught in English). The course catalogue was designed to comply with the European curriculum based on the ECTS to allow better lisibility and facilitate student's mobility.
The scope of EURECOM’s research, whether fundamental or contractual, is also very much international. It is often carried out with partners through bilateral contracts or through European multi-partner contracts.
EURECOM has been the venue for the work carried out by people of diverse origins and cultures whose vision of problems and their solutions often differ. Apart from scientific knowledge, these are the very qualities that must be encouraged in a school that trains the future generation of engineers in information technologies.