International Strategy

& Erasmus Policy Statement

The strategic axes

JUNIA aims to train operational managers, with intercultural skills, able to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. The international strategy of our school rely on 3 main axes

Develop an international DNA

To achieve this objective, JUNIA implements educational actions by developing an academic offer of degree programs in English, short programs and online programs.

The internationalization of the school also involves the implementation of mobility programs for Professors, researchers and staff, with a target of 100 visiting international professors and 100 JUNIA staff abroad each year.

Finally, the presence of 25% of international students on our campus and the mandatory international experience for all JUNIA students, make our campus a place of multicultural exchange.

International visibility

This axis is based above all on a strategic management of our partnerships and on the development of cooperation agreement with recognized and high-quality partners across the globe, for collaborations in research and pedagogy, development of joint and double-degree programs, development of European and international projects, etc.

JUNIA is also active with official bodies abroad (Campus France Network, French Embassies) and thematic international networks, in order to guarantee the visibility of its activities internationally.

Finally, the internationalization of business and alumni networks should make JUNIA shine in the professional world.

Funding our international development

For its international development, JUNIA wants to rely on its European and international projects (Erasmus+ programs, government funding and Ministry programs, …), to develop and support student and staff mobility, educational and research projects, and to support its international recruitment and guarantee an access to our school for all, including people with fewer opportunities

Student mobility

To help international students ease into life at JUNIA, our international programs include:

  • Programs taught entirely in English
  • Intensive courses in intercultural communication and French
  • Orientation and individual mentoring
  • Attentive logistical and administrative assistance before and throughout their stay

In addition, all JUNIA students must have an experience abroad of at least one semester during their studies through an internship, study abroad or double diploma programs.

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Staff mobility and Internationalisation of Research

The internationalization of our teaching faculty and staff is an essential part of JUNIA’s international strategy. In order to diversify our professors’ expertise and our students’ learning outcomes, we participate in staff and teaching mobility.

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Erasmus Plus

Erasmus + programs are a fundamental part of our international strategy. JUNIA is actively involved through student mobility (study and internships), faculty and staff mobility (training and teaching), participation in strategic partnerships, international credit mobility, and reception of guest professors and business professionals.

Partnerships and International cooperation

This axis has three objectives:

  •  increase the internationalization of our academic offer : programmes in English, BIP, summer programs, …

The internationalization of our programs is a strong vector of attractiveness and it was essential to intensify it. Our ambition is to further consolidate our academic offer in English by 2025.

  • develop mobility agreements to secure the offer of study abroad opportunities for our students, as well as incoming mobility

We will also need to maintain and develop our network of international academic partners while guaranteeing their quality. To develop its partnership networks, JUNIA has relied for many years on 2 federations of which it is a member:  Lille Catholic University and the FranceAgro3 network.

  • manage international projects and funding, of which Erasmus+ programmes are a very important part (KA131, KA171, KA2, etc.).

International Credit Mobility projects are great examples of cooperation projects with strategic or high-potential partners that JUNIA wishes to strengthen. Many projects have been carried out since 2016 with Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ghana, USA, Mexico, Georgia, Kenya, Thailand, Taiwan, Cameroon, Jordan or China. They have been real springboards for student and staff mobility and have enabled the implementation of several double degrees and research projects with doctoral student mobility, presentations at international conferences and a large number of guest professors in JUNIA engineering courses.

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Internationalization at home: The multicutural campus

This axis has three objectives:

  • ensure the quality of the service provided to our outgoing students (for studies abroad and internships),
  • support the experience and integration of incoming students (exchanges or degree-seeking students)
  • develop a deep sense of interculturality among our staff by involving them in international activities and encouraging their mobility abroad (training ad teaching)

The incoming and outgoing mobilities of our students and staff are indeed of strategic importance for our institution since it contributes to the internationalization of our programmes and campus, but it also allows the development of other skills: in addition to linguistic and technical skills, these mobility experiences aim to develop intercultural and relational skills, open-mindedness and interpersonal skills, autonomy and responsibility, network development, the principle of gender equality and non-discrimination. All these qualities are key factors for the employability of our graduates and represent fundamentals of JUNIA’s training and spirit.

For incoming mobility, an individualized accompaniment and welcome is set up to support international students in their adaptation and acculturation process: welcome session, tutoring and buddy system, intensive French languages classes, activities organized by the student association, coaching for professional immersion by the Career Center team, etc.

In 2023, JUNIA was awarded the 3-star “Bienvenue en France” label, which guarantees the quality of the welcome of international students.

Finally, outgoing mobility is mandatory in JUNIA’s engineering curriculum: 100% of our students carry out an academic or professional (internship) mobility abroad.

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Internationalisation of business and alumni networks

JUNIA wants to continue its international recruitment plan, which is at the heart of its strategy, considering that the training of future foreign elites is a real opportunity for France and its economy. The development of our presence in Africa is an important objective that has reached a further milestone in 2020 by initiating the creation of an engineering school in Senegal in Dakar by concluding a strategic alliance with a Senegalese player in higher education. This project, “BEM TECH Dakar” aims to deploy initial and continuing training programs in Dakar with the possibility of continuing studies in France. A range of locally recognized programs will also be created and intended for professional integration in the territory.

Finally, an ambitious project we call “partnership programmes” was launched in 2017. This project aims to co-construct a 5-year training course where the first part of the training cycle is carried out at the partner’s abroad, with the possibility of continuity of studies over the two or three last years of the engineering cycle in France if the student’s academic level allows it. Several projects are already underway with Ghana, Cameroon, Ukraine and Taiwan.

As part of these joint training projects, International Credit Mobility programs or Capacity Buidling projects are very interesting implementation and consolidation tools for collaborations with the program’s partner countries. This allows the teams to exchange, to get to know each other better, to understand the respective realities of local markets and their training needs and to ensure a more sustainable collaboration with partners in the long term.

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