International strategy

To develop an international Cnam network
  • Center for Cnam representation abroad (Morocco)
  • Center in partnership with a local higher education institution (Lebanon, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, China)
Leader in the transfer of skills and higher vocational training course planning and design
  • Expertise: sandwich courses, VAE (recognition of prior learning), FOAD (ODL open distance learning), digital technology, entrepreneurship, skills/business area approach
  • Teacher training
  • Double diplomas
  • Mobility programs for students, teaching and institutional staff
Remise de diplômes

Key dates of international development

1794 – The Cnam was founded
1968 – Creation of Cnam Center abroad (CCE – Centre Cnam à l’Etranger) in Lebanon
1975 – Initiation of the Cnam Intec and INP-HB partnership in Côte d'Ivoire
2002 – Creation of the Institut International du Management (IIM)
2003 - First MBA in English at the IIM
2004 – First international MA in Management at the IIM
2005 – Creation of the CCE (Cnam center abroad) in Morocco
2008 – Creation of the CCE in Madagascar
2010 – Creation of the international relations department of the Cnam
2015 – First international MA in Engineering sciences: Telecom-Network
2015 – Creation of the CCE in Côte d'Ivoire
2016 – Creation of the European Pole within the DDEI (International and European Development Department)
2017 – Creation of the CCE in China
2021 - Creation of 2 other international MAs in engineering sciences: Mechanics and Information Technology

Key figures

  • 29 locations abroad
  • 96 partnership agreements
  • 149 training courses deployed abroad
  • 7 international courses in France
  • 7 865 students abroad (14.3% of total number of Cnam students)
  • 3 500 international students and foreign students in France
  • 116 foreign PhDs
  • 35 theses under joint supervision • 9 ongoing European research projects
  • 8 ongoing Erasmus projects +

figures 2018

Operating mode

A networking and partnership approach

  • Department of European and International development
    Bertrand Commelin, Director
    Address: 292, rue Saint-Martin case 4DREI1
    F75003 Paris

Method of intervention

A policy for transferring engineering know-how and competencies

  • Training course and certification planning and design
  • Co-diploma or double diploma systems
  • Teacher training
  • Mobility of students, professor-researchers and staff
  • Expertise: sandwich courses, VAE (recognition of prior learning), FOAD (ODL open distance learning), digital technology, entrepreneurship, skills/business area-based approach