The INSTN, a member of the network of higher sustainable development schools of the MTES (Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition), has assumed its social responsibility both as an organization and through the training programs it provides, particularly in the fight against climate change, respect for diversity and support for return to work.
The social responsibility of an institution like the INSTN can be assessed by considering the impact of its decisions and activities on the environment and society. It is built upon three pillars: the environmental pillar, the social pillar and the economic pillar. These must be managed by a governance which ensures the proper integration of its principles, whether by the members of the institute or the beneficiaries of the training programs.
The INSTN is in the first stage of the Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility label process.
INSTN, the French school for low-carbon energy and health technology, is targeting an “ecological awakening” both in its operation and in the purpose of its missions.
Regarding its missions, the INSTN trains low-carbon energy professionals, among other activities. Nuclear, the new energy technologies, materials science for energy technologies are all disciplines taught at the INSTN, whose ambition is to reduce the carbon impact of electricity generation or transportation, and therefore to help decrease climate warming.
More generally, the INSTN trains future professionals who will be faced with climate warming constraints. The INSTN is working to improve the integration of awareness of climate challenges in all its education programs, but also to expand its continuing professional development programs in this sector, in order to meet current needs and strong societal concern.
2020 climate warming awareness-raising campaign: “Climate & Energy: act” symposium
Regarding operation, INSTN’s headquarters follows the ISO 14001 standard, which is part of its certifications (link to certification page). This standard defines the inclusion of environmental concerns in the organization’s activities, reconciling operating imperatives with respect for the environment.
The ISNTN encourages diversity and aims to reduce inequalities, whether social or based on gender, region, religion, disability, etc. Grants are used to support selected profiles to facilitate access to a higher degree program with excellent employability and the INSTN receives more than 20 % of its students on an apprenticeship basis, which generally facilitates access to long-term studies. The same applies to continuing professional development programs helping long-term job-seekers to find new employment.
With about 30 % of women in our diploma-awarding programs, the INSTN is well above the national averages for scientific and technical professions. More than 20 % of foreign students are enrolled in the master’s of science degrees which we partner, ensuring a wide diversity of cultures.
Regarding people with a disability, our premises are all “establishments receiving the public” (ERP), a standard which ensures ease of access and movement for people with reduced mobility. Additionally, for other types of disability, solutions are being devised and implemented; examples are a magnetic loop for the hard-of-hearing, adaptation pour people with cognitive disorders.
All our degree and educational programs are accessible, provided that the occupation to which they lead is adaptable to the disability.
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Funding subject to social criteria (link to grants page) (link 1.5.0 anchor IV)
The INSTN emphasizes educational programs which promote the economic development of a sustainable society, reducing its carbon footprint in order to fight climate warming. The school is also closely involved in health technologies, particularly nuclear applications for health (radiation therapy or imaging). As a specialized school, the INSTN ensures an employability rate higher than 90 % for all its training programs and therefore has an economic impact in the low-carbon energy and health technology sectors. We make sure to maintain close links with both civil society through regular contacts with ministries, particularly the Ministry for Higher Education and Research & Innovation, the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the Ministry of Health, and with employers in industry (link to employability page) which are active in our educational programs, but also within the “sector” steering committees. These links ensure that we offer educational programs which closely match their needs, keeping this very high employability rate and supporting their activity and competitiveness by maintaining and developing skills.