The ISAE group has now achieved a size and reputation enabling it to bring together a group of schools, called the ISAE group, around the excellence of its training courses (SUPAERO, ENSICA, Masters, Ph.Ds) and its highly reputed brand.
ENSMA (National School of Higher Education in Aero mechanics and techniques), based in Poitiers since 1948 and highly reputed for its top grade engineering training and internationally-renowned research, has decided to join the ISAE group.
The vocation of the ISAE group is to bring together French higher education institutions in aerospace under a single banner, in order to extend the influence of these institutions both nationally and internationally, and to promote aerospace engineer training.
By officially confirming its membership of the ISAE group on 12 May 2011, ENSMA will keep its independence and legal personality, but has opted to share the same common values and objectives with the ISAE, focusing on three major orientations :
- superior training with the adoption of a teaching model that blends high-level scientific knowledge with contemporary socio-economic realities and personal self-realization of students;
- research with the development of a strong education-research relationship enabling future engineers to develop their creativity and their taste for innovation;
- international openness through partnerships in European and international networks and programs, enabling exchanges at engineering student, lecturer or researcher levels.
The creation of the ISAE group has already received support from institutions (GIFAS, 3AF – Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France, the Air and Space Academy, the Aerospace Valley competitiveness cluster), local stakeholders (Midi-Pyrénées region, Poitou-Charentes region) and industrials.