The three associations “Groupe HEI ISA ISEN Lille”, “ISEN Brest” & “ISEN Toulon” joined forces as of June 20, 2016 to become Yncréa, making up the largest association of private engineering schools. As of today, this structure is made up of more than 5,500 students in various sectors and at 10 different sites in France and around the world.
Yncréa’s ambition is to support the collective actions of its members, whether through pedagogical innovation, student recruitment, scientific excellence, brand development and international standing.
A STRONG IDENTITY, WEIGHTED WITH MEANING
Yncréa is a name invented to carry the notions of a creative engineer, talent development, creation of possibilities and endless reinvention. The individual names of Yncréa’s associative founding members is evolving as well, echoing their geographic placement:
◉ « Groupe HEI ISA ISEN Lille » is becoming « Yncréa Hauts-de-France »,
◉ « ISEN-Brest » is becoming « Yncréa Ouest »,
◉ « ISEN-Toulon » is becoming « Yncréa Méditerranée ».
In this way, Yncréa establishes itself as an umbrella brand that is divided at the association level. The new name constitutes a common banner, facilitating communication about the ambitions and offers of our integral brands: HEI, ISA Lille and ISEN.
SCHOOL BRANDS REINFORCED
Each school’s brand identity and diplomas make up one of the key elements of their intangible capital. Applicants, parents and students know it. It’s of course the case of alumni, businesses, academic and institutional partners and employees. In France, the schools’ brands and identities will be cultivated and developed more than ever: HEI-Yncréa, ISA-Yncréa, ISEN-Lille-Yncréa, ISEN-Ouest-Yncréa, and ISEN-Méditerranée-Yncréa. Internationally the schools will carry the name Yncréa alone. Thus, the campus created in 2011 by ISEN will become Yncréa Maroc.
One of our first projects is opening a new international Master’s program, taught entirely in English and focusing on addressing the complex challenges of creating sustainable cities for future generations. The two-year degree program, Smart Cities, will help the engineering managers of tomorrow develop a wide-range of skills covering energy, environment and habitat as well as considering the ever-evolving context in which our cities grow. HEI’s first fully English curriculum, the Smart Cities program welcomes students from all over the globe, aiming to create a dynamic, collaborative and multicultural learning environment.
In today’s globalized world, an adaptable international vision is indispensable in a personal and professional context. That’s why we do everything we can to prepare our students to be open-minded, versatile, independent and ready to work worldwide. In addition to our over 100 partner universities, new projects with partners in the UK, Myanmar and Brazil are just a few examples of what our future has in store.