The cooperation initiated in 2008, when Télécom Physique Strasbourg (TPS) became an associate of Institut Mines-Télécom, was significantly expanded on July 2, 2021 through the signing of a strategic partnership reflecting a shared desire to develop new actions in the future.
Odile Gauthier, Executive Director of IMT, recalled the shared history and actions, and projects carried out or underway that she hopes to develop further for the mutual benefit of both parties, their students and partners. Through its involvement alongside IMT, TPS contributes to IMT’s mission: to work together to imagine and build a sustainable future, and train those who will take part in it.”
Michel de Mathelin, Senior VP representing President Michel Deneken, confirmed the University of Strasbourg’s support for developing its internal engineering schools and the importance of outstanding engineering programs. As the Director of ICube, he attests to the success of this cooperation, in particular with the laboratory’s platforms and at Carnot Télécom & Société Numérique, which has been made possible by the partnership between TPS and IMT.
Commending the efforts of the initiators, Christian Hue de la Colombe and Eric Fogarassy at TPS, and Francis Jutand and Pierre Baylet at IMT, Daniel Nabet emphasized a persistent strategy, based on the commitment of the project’s initiators and balanced between the specific institutions. The synergies that are being developed are of benefit to training, innovation, international cooperation, entrepreneurship and economic development and promote the partners’ respective brands.
Finally, Christophe Collet, Director of Télécom Physique Strasbourg, underscored the importance of networks for engineering schools to boost their visibility and attractiveness. He is proud of this shared success, which will support TPS’s ambitions by improving its recruitment level and ranking, to help raise the school’s international profile and train high-level engineers recognized for their R&D skills in the industrial world. The Director of TPS also pointed to promising opportunities, in particular for international cooperation, sustainable development and digital sufficiency, as well as educational innovation and support for regional economic development.