Icam, a school in motion
Every day, the women and men who contribute to the Icam project cultivate a double look: one on the present, focusing on offering the best possible training; the other towards the future, with a permanent desire to move forward and evolve the engineering profession,at the pace of the company’s transformations.
Digital technologies are evolving faster and tomorrow’s engineers will haveto be agile enough to adapt to tools and uses that we still don’t even know about. This agility is at the very service of companies, which will need women and men capable of keeping up with these developments.
Each year, the school integrates more and more educational innovations into its training and gives itself the means to make them a reality through quality infrastructure on each site (digital campus, Fab Labs, co-working spaces, etc.).
The Icam also encourages a sense of entrepreneurship,so that students acquire audacity, initiative and creativity, both to create an innovative activity, as well as to participate in the development of an existing structure.
The world at your fingertips
It is a reality today, which will be even more pronounced tomorrow: the world is within everyone’s reach and digital abolishes all constraints of distance or even transport (a concept developed in India can be translated in Brazil by a printer 3D, simply sending a file). Our students will therefore evolve into an ever stronger multicultural reality.
Icam is developing campuses around the world with the aim of supporting the emergence of regions with high development potential, training young people in and for their country. The Icam sites in Central Africa (Black Point, Douala, Kinshasa), India (Chennai) and Brazil (Recife) are all doors open to the world,as are the many partner universities in Europe, North America and Asia.
The Icam is evolving its training courses in order to leave an ever more important place in semesters or years abroad. It also regularly undertakes feasibility studies to open new campuses around the world.
Our world is being disrupted by social and environmental crises. They will be increasingly linked, and therefore must be addressed in a systemic approach: integral ecology.
The Icam develops this awareness in its students, through human training, but also through a student life focused on openness to others: shared responsibilities in residence and in the associative fabric, social and voluntary missions, etc. Opening up new student profiles, with the Open Course, also helps to strengthen social diversity on campuses. Finally, the Icam develops on each campus another form of social mix, accompanying students (CAP level), who are struggling with social and professional integration, in its “production schools” in its “production schools”.
Encouraging integral ecology also means developing major research projects at all sites, in connection with large laboratories, in France and around the world. Icam researchers focus on energy, corporate social and technological transition, as well as innovative structures and materials. With, as a red thread, the will to design ethical and ecological innovations, participating in both technological and social progress.