International at INSA Hauts-de-France

At INSA Hauts-de-France, international relations are one of the key factors in the personal development of students.

Our international strategy

Our goal is to enable students to acquire professional integration capacity through industrial mobility around the world. 

INSA Hauts-de-France has developed an international industrial network called IN2SA, associating more than 250 innovative SMEs, large companies such as Daimler Benz or AIRBUS, as well as research institutes such as the Max Planck and Fraunhofer institutes in Germany or, FFA in Sweden.

Innovation in technological research is a very important feature of this network, which is why INSA Hauts-de-France has created an innovative degree called the Technological Research Diploma (DRT).

International influence of INSA Hauts-de-France

Our strategy  international in numbers

20%of our graduates work abroad immediately upon graduation

→ More than100 agreements signed with academic partners 

→ Over the past ten years more than 160graduates have been double graduates

→ More than 300 students complete an internship in an international company each year.

INSA HdF is a member of two European universities

Since 2019, INSA Group is a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) and participates in the ECIU University project, funded by the European Union. 

This project is an Alliance, labeled 'European University'. It develops the approach by challenges and competencies as well as lifelong learning according to needs. It  innovates by integrating the resolution of challenges in research, innovation and teaching, while providing concrete answers to the needs of our partner societies.

As a component institution of the Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France, INSA Hauts-de-France is a member of the European university EUNICE, a consortium of project-based pedagogy to address societal challenges and innovative training activities. 

European university

INSA HdF is developing international work-study programs

Internationalization and dissemination of European best practices in work-study: scientific issues, expectations and potentials

InT#Tech is a project funded by the Erasmus + KA2 / Strategic Partnerships program that mobilizes four European partner universities to enable apprentices to participate in exchange programs during their dual training. The project focuses in particular on the internationalization of engineering programs.  

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Participation in the ERASMUS program

Erasmus + Charter : INSA Hauts-de-France is committed to the Erasmus + 2021-2027 program  

The will of our institute is to strengthen our international mobility strategy among students and academic staff. 

With this in mind, INSA HdF has integrated itself into two consortia in order to meet the expectations of all students in initial training, as well as in apprenticeship training.

International mobility for IN2SA insertion

Our international industrial network IN2SA was created and developed with :

→ major international groups 

→ small and medium-sized companies

→ research and technology institutes (DLR, Fraunhofer Institute, FFA...) 

It has enabled more than 5,000 students to complete an industrial internship abroad in many large groups such as Renault, Daimler, Alstom, Bombardier, Airbus, Siemens, Toyota, Vinci, Thalès, Dassault ...

This network is one of the key tools for the professional integration of our students. It is a real added value of our institution since it allows students to do a six-month internship abroad in innovative companies and often leaders in their market.