The International Relations Department (UTC-DRI) manages all the academic exchange programmes with foreign universities. It organizes the reception and departure of students within the framework of these programmes.
Strategic partnerships, so-called privileged partners, double degrees, Erasmus+, UTC and French-speaking countries.
Preamble, types of stay abroad, applying for a stay abroad and grants.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT :
Types of stays, applications, tuition and financial aids, preparing the stay abroad.
Today, most companies operate in a market that goes beyond the borders of France, into European Union markets of course, but more often global markets. Thus, employers' requirements for international experience of young graduates (or for them to have operated in a multicultural environment) are increasing. Also, the French Commission accrediting engineering titles has progressively increased its expectations in this matter, which has been translated at UTC by a modification of the regulation of the engineering studies making an international mobility of the future graduates compulsory.
Moreover, the recruitment of PhD students, post-doctoral students and lecturer-cum-research scientists is subject to increasingly strong international competition. This competition is also emerging at the European level for recruitment to courses leading to the Bac+5, engineering and Master's degrees.
A wide range of innovative research and educational activities (Urban engineering, Computer engineering, Mechanical engineering, Process engineering, Biological engineering and Human Sciences and Techniques).
UTC offers students three fields of excellence for those who practice them at a certain level:
• the elite sports training program,
• the elite music training program,
• the elite entrepreneurship training program.
These activities are an integral part of their curriculum.
UTC has an Innovation center hosting the start-ups of our students, creativity rooms but also technological platforms: Halle Heudiasyc (autonomous vehicles, railway platform, etc.), Halle Roberval (vibration mechanics) and Halle BMBI (motion capture).
UTC's research and innovation strategy reflects the collective added value and specific contributions of its laboratories and chairs, which embody its scientific core.
UTC is a member of the Sorbonne University Alliance (72nd in the 2021 QS world University Rankings).
UTC is regularly ranked at the top of engineering school rankings (1st in the 2022 and 2021 L'OBS rankings).
UTC's innovation platform is regularly awarded:
• winning students at the James Dyson Awards 2020, 2019 and 2018;
• "Creative and dynamic atmosphere" engineering school prize from Universum Awards 2018.
UTC collaborates with globally recognized companies: Cetim, Chanel, Arcelor Mittal, Renault… More than 40 events are organized each year.
Associations and sports are strongly encouraged at UTC. 110 associations are open to students in many themes (dance, music, sport, ecology, solidarity life, life of the territory…).
Compiègne is a green city located just 40 minutes from Paris, CDG international airport and close to Beauvais. It is also a cultural and historical city, with in particular the castles of Compiègne and Pierrefonds or the Clairière de l'Armistice. Also, the city is linked to many historical personalities, such as Joan of Arc.
Supported by its membership in the Sorbonne University alliance and ranked since 2018 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2018, notably in the "International Outlook" category, UTC recognizes more than ever the imperious necessity to carry out its main mission at the international level, and to have a recognition and a visibility there.
To do so, UTC must promote the quality of its training, carry out research at the highest level and in connection with the public and private economic sectors so that from science it becomes technology-intensive. A particular attention objective is to guarantee quality opportunities for the incoming and outgoing mobility of students.
In the mid-term prospect, the focus is on the following three areas:
• To succeed in the systematic integration of international mobility in the engineering course of UTC students and to introduce new forms of international collaboration;
• To introduce a typology for the international partnerships of UTC;
• To affirm the commitment of UTC in the framework of the French-speaking world.