HESAM Université is made up of 15 French and international higher education institutions forming educational, research and corporate networks (9 members and 6 associate/affiliate members).
A leading science & technology Grande École in France with an international reputation in education and research, Arts et Métiers is one of France’s oldest and best engineering schools specialising in mechanical, industrial and energy engineering. Arts et Métiers has over 250 years of tradition in technical innovation and industrial engagement.
Turned towards innovation and technologies, around the Industry of the Future, Building Industry and Smart City, CESI offers training to meet the employability challenges and skills needed by companies. CESI conducts also high-level research activities in its Digital Innovation Laboratory, LINEACT CESI, in order to anticipate and support technological changes related to industry and construction.
Supervised by the French Ministry for Higher Education, the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Cnam) is classified as a “grand établissement” (literally a “great institution”) among France's top higher education establishments. A leading higher education and research institution dedicated to adult continuing education, the Conservatory holds a unique position in the French educational landscape. With nearly 150 educational centres in France and a presence in many places around the world, the Conservatory is the only institution that offers adults of all ages living in many different places the tools they need to move forward.
École Estienne, from the name of Robert Estienne, was founded in 1887 by the City of Paris with the goal of preserving the artistic tradition of bookmakers. Since its first graduating class in 1889, École Estienne has seen renowned artists in its halls, including the illustrator Lucien Fontanarosa, the photographer Robert Doisneau, the cartoonists Cabu and Siné, and the type designer Albert Boton. With over 115 teachers and 600 students, this free public graduate school has managed to adapt its courses by combining digital tools with traditional ones.
École Duperré, located in the heart of the Marais, has been linked to the women’s liberation movement throughout its history. From its foundation, artistic and technical training programmes were immediately at the heart of learning and have remained so. The school welcomes 500 students each year, whom it trains in the professions of creative, fashion, textile, space and graphic design, as well as in professions related to textile art such as embroidery, weaving and tapestry, and also in ceramics.
Based on the number of students registered, École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-La Villette (ENSAPLV) is the biggest accredited architecture school in France. It fulfils all the missions of an architecture school, from initial training to the exchange of knowledge and practices within the international scientific and cultural community. It is an public administrative establishment (EPA) under the supervision of the Culture Ministry in the General Heritage Office.
Established in 1886, École Boulle is one of the major leaders for the teaching of craftsmanship, applied arts and design in France. The school was established at the initiative of the City of Paris on Rue de Reuilly, not far from Faubourg Saint-Antoine, which was the historic centre of the furniture-making professions in Paris. Over time, in addition to the 13 artisanal workshops (with additional specialities such as jewellery-making, marquetry, ornamental engraving etc.), recognised diplomas in interior, product and event design and shopfitting were developed.
Located on the left bank in Paris, Ensaama has a student population of nearly 1,000, from undergraduates to post-graduates. The college offers its students a wide range of programmes in design and contemporary crafts. Its curriculum has 8 major courses of study, 17 courses at the BA level and 6 post-graduate diplomas, including one in contemporary crafts. Product design may well be deeply rooted in the school’s DNA, but it also offers multidisciplinary courses so that its students become acquainted with all fields of design throughout their studies.
Institut Français de la Mode brings together the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (ECSCP) and IFM. Both schools have made their mark on the world of fashion. ECSCP has embodied excellence "à la française" since 1927 and IFM was a pioneer in fashion management education from 1986 onward. Today their union offers Paris a new, open-minded, visionary "grande école" which nurtures tomorrow’s fashion talents. Institut Français de la Mode is a higher education institution, a training centre for apprentices, a provider of executive education and a centre of expertise for the textile, fashion and luxury industries.