International partnership agreements
Our current focus is to continue pursuing international agreements with French-speaking partners over a 3-year period. This has already resulted in us signing a first agreement in May 2017 with the Université de VIVES in Belgium. In the very same year, we began accepting international students onto Year 3 of our undergraduate Real Estate Business Manager course (double-degree programme). More recently in March 2018, we signed a new double-degree agreement with La Haute École Charlemagne, located in Liège, Belgium.
The Université de VIVES in Bruges, Belgium and Groupe ESPI signed a partnership agreement in May 2017 for a student exchange programme leading to a double degree qualification awarded by both institutions. The creation and future development of this exchange is part of a wider objective for international cooperation. Our Year 3 students can now apply to study on the 3rd year of our Belgian partners degree in Business Management & Entrepreneurship, taught entirely in English!
Further details for students
Our GESAI undergraduate students can apply to study for a double-degree programme in collaboration with the Université de VIVES upon successful completion of their first 2 years at ESPI. At the same time as the programme of study in Belgium, they are required to choose 1 module from Year 3 of their course in France, for which they must pass all continuous assessments and final exams. In order to qualify for the double degree, they’ll also be asked to write and present a dissertation to a jury at the end of their studies.
Located in Liège- Belgium, la Haute École Charlemagne (heCh) is a member of the Wallonie-Bruxelles Federation network. ESPI and heCh signed a partner exchange agreement in March 2018 leading to a double degree qualification. The school runs higher education programmes that are open to all, on a small and friendly campus where students are put first. It also focuses on offering courses with a strong practical input, through placements, company visits and seminars.
The course equips students with the skills required for success on the job market, thanks to heCh’s policy of regularly reviewing module content to meet the needs of the profession from both a practical and theoretical perspective. The course is run in partnership with la Haute École Albert Jacquard de Namur and offers students opportunities for professional experience through visits, seminars, conferences and placements.
Over the next 5 years, Groupe ESPI will be widening its international horizons to work increasingly with English-speaking partners as part of a general policy to develop the quality of our overall learning environment, and in particular for the benefit of students, faculty and research. At the same time, we’ll continue to pursue our international development plans by further expanding the activities of our Abidjan campus in the Ivory Coast, opening a new school in Belgium and organising conferences on the theme of international real estate.
A project co-financed by the National Erasmus Bureau