History and figures
In 1885-1886 HEI was founded in Lille, by the Industrial Leaders of Northern France, to meet their engineering needs. HEI has since extended its activities to the training of polyvalent engineers, open-minded to the world, humanistic in managerial approach with the added plus of an international and intercultural profile.
Some 125 years later, the school continues to pursue this mission through three core activities: the training of engineers and executives, industrial applied research and development and the providing of extension services to the business world including technology transfer. Since the creation of the school, these dimensions have defined the identity of HEI. We coach each student, personally, in the design and realization of his or her personal and professional project, enhancing learning outcomes in line with the needs, expectations and requirements of the global economic world. HEI, in the service of the private business and industrial sectors, revealing individual talents and insight, fostering innovation, developing competency and creating competitive advantage.
HEI is founding member of the HEI ISA ISEN Group, inaugurated in 2012.
- 15 114 Alumni
- 2000 students
- 200 full-time teaching staff
- 350 part-time teachers
- 4 research disciplines
- 12 majors
- 90 Partner universities
6 reasons to come to HEI
1. AN ACCREDITED DEGREE OF ACKNOWLEDGED PRESTIGE
Our graduates are renowned as HEI engineers throughout all areas of specialization, due to the reputation HEI carries with the leading companies in France and Worldwide. HEI engineers are capable of efficiently resolving complex problems and are at ease in carrying out complex tasks in an efficacious systematic manner, within budget. They are also well versed in teamwork, organization and structure, leadership, and project management, with clear, precise communication skills. They are sought after for these competencies and also their humanistic and multi-cultural approach to project management and problem solving.
2. IMMEDIATE JOB PLACEMENT IN TOP POSITIONS
Our students are often recruited prior to finishing their studies. Some of the top companies which hire our students : Bouygues, Logica, Eiffage, Renaut, Alten, Altran, Cegelec, Sopra, Decathlon, EDF, SOGEA, Toyota, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Rabot Dutilleul, Areva, Total, L’Oreal, Coca Cola, Cap Gemini, Thompson, to name only a few.
3. CLOSE INTERACTION WITH STUDENTS, PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS
Each of our future engineers is accompanied throughout their personally developed training program. All students are advised on a one-to-one basis, allowing them to successfully complete the engineering program of their design, both in terms of polyvalence and practical specialization. Successful engineers immediately take on management responsibilities within industry, or choose to further develop their skills in graduate school completing M.Sc. and/or PhD. training. All students, faculty members and post-doctoral staff contribute to an active international research program.
4. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: A CORE ACTIVITY
R&D is organized into 4 areas of expertise on which HEI’s reputation has been built :
- Electrical Power Networks and Intelligent Transport
- Innovative Materials
- Sustainable Health and Chemistry, and the transversal discipline
- Energies, Building and Environment.
5. COOPERATION WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Industrial relations are in fact our driving force in every aspect of our activities : teaching and class work, various training periods, Eleven Week Projects, many forms of internships, industrial projects, industrial and private sector involvement on-campus and in our curricula as well as through recruitment fairs.
6. WORK PLACEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
HEI engineers possess strong practical experience; all courses are highly industrial business world oriented. Students must spend three separate periods, during their studies in industry and must also undertake an industrial study/research project within a company or university research laboratory. In addition all students undertake an international experience during their studies within this framework or within the context of an exchange programme.
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