International actions

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
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
  • Professor 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