On 4 June 2020, the student representatives of the 8 IMT schools were the spokespersons of a well thought-out proposal for the evolution of education towards the civic and ecological responsibility of the engineer.
This day of co-construction orchestrated by the teaching management is a founding step to meet one of the urgent challenges for IMT teaching: to build a common core within each school in response to the 17 sustainable development objectives defined by UNESCO in order to provide engineering students with the knowledge base, the skills, the posture and the tools necessary to meet the climatic, ecological and societal challenges of tomorrow.
While the pedagogical, digital and ecological transitions have already been implemented for several years in IMT schools, this student movement underlines the need to give them meaning and make them visible.
Without waiting, IMT is focusing on the ecological transition at the start of the 2020 school year with workshops of the Fresque du climat for incoming promotions, collective Disrupt-campus events focused on ecological transformation and a sustainable development training course directly accessible on the shared pedagogical library. Even more structuring, one after the other, the schools are opening workcamps to respond, from September 2021, to the urgent mission that the Minister of Education, Research and Innovation has formulated to the climatologist Jean Jouzel: to profoundly transform higher education for the ecological transition.