In order to respond to this new situation, it is no longer enough for a campus to simply be a place for traditional, vertical, and top-down academic teaching: it has to make room for workspaces designed for new ways of learning, researching and training.
The campus will be the first instrument in this profound transformation. Far from being just a series of classrooms, it becomes a place where we live, where we learn in many different ways and by all manner of methods; a changing place where various spaces allow us to test, apply, explore, play, challenge each other, discuss, try a thousand things and miss a few others, before starting again to do it better and differently.
In the future, all of the places will form a common area, with the sole aims of quality teaching and comfort of use. Students, teachers, and researchers will live and work in flexible spaces, with the freedom to move from one educational format to another, while integrating varied, exciting, and inspiring approaches. Flipped classrooms, personalised teaching, tutorials, MOOCS, acting and role-playing games and scenarios, simulations and serious games, concrete cases, the maker approach, and DIY activities will come together in places where mutual understanding and sociability make up the foundations.
The Career Centre will bring together a pool of services to assist students in building their personal and professional projects: internship and job offers, services and advice regarding their chosen career paths, etc. Similarly, the Teaching Centre is designed as a support service for teachers, equipped to help them produce their course materials (3D models, videos, etc.), and to discuss and learn about emerging teaching methods. Finally, the Executive Education division will host training courses for professionals: employees, managers, executives, directors, etc.
At a time of fake news and the questioning of established scientific facts, the fight against misinformation has never been more crucial. Designed as a place of communication, broadcasting, popularisation, and demonstration of technical and scientific knowledge, tomorrow’s campus is open to everyone to contribute to the spread of knowledge in society.
This ambition is embodied by the creation of a series of testing grounds, as well as in the setting up of third places such as Palais Rameau. This space devoted to interactions, meetings, and exchanges between researchers, students, professionals, residents, and visitors will be a place to come together where we will see improbable connections between people united by a common curiosity for science and technology and by the pleasure of learning and thinking together. The Colson block will be entirely rebuilt on the current ISEN site, where it will stand as another symbol of our endeavours towards openness and demonstration. This building is located directly on Boulevard Vauban, and it will be one of the main showcases of the immense technical and environmental innovation effort being carried out throughout the campus.