Experimenting with new training models

Since 2018, the University has been developing a range of new diversified and individualised training courses, for professional adaptation as close as possible to the realities of the socio-economic world


Thanks to a range of courses combining majors and minors, each student has the possibility of enriching his course and exploring new disciplinary or professional fields, in addition to his or her major.

The aim is to diversify skills and strengthen the adaptability of the student community, as close as possible to the agility requirements of the job market. To achieve this, the University relies in particular on the modularity of hybrid teaching. It thus offers tailor-made courses, adapted to profiles and projects. This training is coupled with personalised support that encourages the success of an increasingly diverse public.

Excellence and intensive courses, as well as active teaching approaches, are also part of the training offer.


Experimenting with new training models

Thanks to the development of specialised courses, La Rochelle Université’s training offer is also aimed at anyone wishing to train throughout their professional life, particularly on subjects related to intelligent urban coastal sustainability. Thus, the University trains public and private actors in coastal areas, offering expertise produced by research, to help define public policies on these issues.

Moreover, as a winner of the ExcelLR PIA, the University plans to create a European doctoral school on intelligent urban coastal sustainability which will be integrated into the LUDI Institute and will structure all the master’s and doctoral programmes on this subject.

Facilitating access to higher education for all profiles

In addition to the individualised courses offered to students, the new model that La Rochelle Université intends to build also capitalises on the potential of digital technology. As the 2021 winner of the PIA4 call for digital demonstrator projects for higher education (DemoEs), the institution plans to develop the “Smart Code” project over the next three years to make the University accessible anywhere and at any time.

The training areas will thus be transformed into “smart rooms” allowing the simultaneous reception of the public in the classroom and the taking of distance learning courses, while guaranteeing the quality of the educational experience. Courses, content and educational resources will be immediately and constantly available, regardless of where and when the learner is connected.

The approach will also be enriched by recommendations for high school and university students who are wondering about their future direction.

Finally, the presidential team has a global vision and is leading a strategy linking success and quality of life. In this inclusive project, student commitment is supported and cultural, sporting and linguistic activities are promoted. Two emblematic tools illustrate this ambition: the Cultural Space – Student House and the numerous sports facilities of SUAPSE. Thanks to a dedicated team, student association initiatives are also encouraged, with a view to deepening professional skills linked to project management, strengthening autonomy and animating campus life.

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