It’s impossible to create a campus fit for the future without taking into consideration the fact that it will be a place to live as well as a place to learn and carry out research. Designed to offer the very best opportunities to the leaders of tomorrow, it has been based on a sustainable, humanist, and participatory approach.


It's impossible for engineers to ignore the environmental challenges of the ey will undertake in their careers. How can we best accommodate human, environmental, and economic factors, both now and in the future? The answer lies in integrating these major issues into the campus itself, which has been designed as a life-size laboratory of ecological and societal transition. During and after construction, the buildings themselves will demonstrate that it is possible to combine performance and sustainability.

Junia takes full advantage of the complementary nature of its three schools: the expertise of the HEI, ISA, and ISEN Lille teams is combined with our accumulated expertise in terms of practical innovation and approaches. Envisioning the city of tomorrow brings together skills from the fields of construction and public works, energy and thermal efficiency, smart electrical networks, the environment, big data, the Internet of Things and AI, urban agriculture, soil management, mobility, etc.

Junia will constantly test energy production, centralisation, and exchange models with the help of our own property assets. Can you give an example? By reducing its environmental footprint, the future campus will be able to produce its own energy, store it, and conduct technological experiments.

The aim is to connect buildings to each other in order to adapt production and consumption in real time, and to multiply exchanges between the various elements that make up an entire smart system. A vast playground and experimentation zone for students, researchers, and users alike.


The future campus project gives utmost importance to the community, thus placing it in line with the values that the Junia schools have always fostered. Technology must be meaningful, and so they instil the idea that in tomorrow's world, one of the conditions for collective success is the ability to produce something useful, and therefore to involve the end-users: customers, residents, neighbours, businesses, visitors, etc. Far from being a closed authority with the simple goal of communicating facts, the community that we are building is constantly seeking to intensify bonds with the community and its residents.

The key is putting humanity -in every sense of the word- above all else, in order to serve society in the best way possible. Food, travel, production, work, health care, trade, culture, entertainment, waste management, energy production and distribution, logistics… All these major aspects must be considered with the expectations and needs of the citizens they affect in mind.

While this close connection has always inspired us to respond to the needs of the community, the effort will be further developed at the heart of the new campus, which has been designed to facilitate this special relationship. Students, researchers, and teachers will be able to forge permanent links with all the local stakeholders in places specially designated for these significantly valuable ‘improbable encounters’.


After coming in first place at the Trophées des Campus Responsables francophones (Trophies for Sustainable French Campuses), ISA Lille reached the second place in its category at the 2019 Green Gown Awards in New York. This event, supported by the United Nations Environment Programme, rewards the most inspiring sustainable development projects. A truly rewarding acknowledgement for all the environmental initiatives carried out at ISA Lille, thanks in particular to the ISO 14001 management system.

It’s impossible to create a campus fit for the future without taking into consideration the fact that it will be a place to live as well as a place to learn and carry out research. It should be based on a sustainable, humanist, and participatory approach, offering the very best opportunities to the leaders of tomorrow.

Every View counts

Each perspective enriches the collective: this is the main takeaway of the consultation process carried out internally and externally by Junia. From students to teachers, from researchers to administrative staff, from partner companies to residents, from alumni to local elected officials and associations, everyone can voice their ideas, expectations, or needs that will enrich the overall project - hence the project's inherent commitment to listen to each and every person.

Within the association, Junia has embarked on a co-construction process designed to enable everyone to take ownership of the project in all its aspects, from the concept as a whole to its most practical aspects. Who are we, what is our mission, and how do we achieve our goals? What services do we want to provide, to whom, and how? Exploring these subjects takes various different forms, from a simple suggestion box to more formal meetings through a series of three large workshops open to all and dedicated to major defining subjects: students, enterprise, etc.

The Campus committee holds regular formal progress meetings. Made up of a representative panel of campus users, enriched by the views of alumni representatives, administrators, members of the UCL and local authorities, it welcomed, for example, the three candidates competing for the redesign of the Albert Le Grand residence contract.

This initiative is part of a long-standing tradition in the Vauban-Esquermes district supported by Lille Catholic University (UCL). The Catholic University has long been forging links with its neighbours: associations, elected officials, neighbourhood town halls, etc. This tradition of interaction, which has been built in places such as the Repair Café on Rue Roland, will find new outlets for communication in the most emblematic campus sites, such as the Palais Rameau. It will thus make it possible to host a series of conferences and opportunities for dialogue with small groups of locals. The objective is to explore themes such as biodiversity or permaculture in the place where they are applied, and above all, to play with the possibilities, to think ahead, and to learn.


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