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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 polyvalent engineers' training, open-minded to the world, humanistic in managerial approach with the added plus of an international and intercultural profile.
Some 130 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.
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.
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 complete the engineering program of their design, both in polyvalence and practical specialization. Successful engineers immediately take on management responsibilities within the industry or choose to further develop their skills in graduate school, completing M.Sc. and Ph.D. training. All students, faculty members, and post-doctoral staff contribute to an active international research program.
Industrial relations are our driving force in every aspect of our activities: teaching and classwork, 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.
Our students are often recruited before 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.
R&D is organized into four areas of expertise on which HEI’s reputation has been built: Electrical Research – Smart Transport Innovative Materials Processes, Sustainable Chemistry, and Health.
HEI engineers possess secure practical experience. All courses are highly industrial business world-oriented. Students must spend three separate periods during their studies in industry and undertake an industrial study/research project within a company or university research laboratory. All students undertake an international experience during their studies within this framework or the context of an exchange program.
Community life is a fundamental dimension for the success of the training. The school contributes by offering material conditions that allow engineering students to promote their personal development. Involvement in community life allows students to take responsibility and be independent, which is regarded as excellent preparation for corporate life.
Community life is vibrant at HEI: with more than 90 associations to share hobbies, which include culture, sport, humanitarian pursuits, games, business set-ups, and special interests.
In the heart of the Vauban district in the city center of Lille, HEI is located in the heart of the Catholic University of Lille's exceptional site. 13 rue de Toul is the historic site of the school. It is home to the educational activities of the engineering program (classrooms, teaching laboratories, amphitheaters, etc.) for nearly 1300 students.
Since 2009, the HEI preparatory classes (more than 700 students) have been held in the Irène-Devos building at 31 ter rue Colbert, a new residence overlooking the city, 800 m from the historic building. The 5000 m² building, which was refurbished in 2009, offers a pleasant and kind quality working environment featuring the latest ICT equipment. The practical workrooms and some departments are still at 13 rue de Toul, in the historic building, to keep the essential spirit of school alive through the integrated preparatory class. HEI has access to new areas in a building in rue Roland: redesigned, it is home to the HEI researcher laboratories. Grouping them under the same roof in this research building encourages the crossover of their expertise and their work.
Student residences are located nearby (residence Saint-Omer, opposite the historic building) and the residence Saint-Joseph in rue Colson). The premises are dedicated to community life.
The HEI Centre campus is located in Châteauroux, near the university center. To set up the HEI Centre campus, the CCI of the Indre and HEI chose a former jewel of the textile industry: Balsan manufacture. The site is now fully refurbished to house the activities of HEI. We are offering exceptional facilities enabling perfect welcoming conditions for training and R&D activities (mechatronics laboratory).
In the heart of Europe and the center of France, Châteauroux is located in the Centre region and is the capital city of the department of Indre. The development and the restructuring of the city make Châteauroux a city with an outstanding natural setting and a recognized quality of life.
The area enjoys a diversified industrial fabric with essential sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, agri-foodstuffs, cosmetics production, etc.

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