Our values

Founded in 2003 on the initiative of three professors who have led many projects in Tunisian higher education, and in technical education in particular. Surrounded by dozens of their colleagues, as well as ICT companies and financial partners, ESPRIT has from the beginning set up training courses based on intangible values:

In addition to being accredited by the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the quality of Esprit teaching has been recognized internationally:

  • By its membership in April 2014 at the conference of the grandes écoles (CGE) * which brings together about 110 French and foreign institutions that train their graduates in a constant concern for excellence.
  • By joining the CDIO * initiative founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which brings together 116 institutions, 2 of which are on the African continent. CDIO's goal is to refocus the pedagogy of engineering courses around professional situations.
  • And finally by the international accreditation of its programs through the EUR ACE label that was issued by the French engineering title commission (CTI) in June 2014.

This important development of the school was achieved first and foremost thanks to the values on which Esprit was founded:


Responsible Learning

"Responsible Learning" aims at training directly operational engineers: this involves an innovative pedagogical approach which is the Project or Problem-based learning, in particular through participation in many national and international challenges. Research and development activities in which students can be involved.


The notion of social responsibility and inclusion

Since its creation, Esprit has been a school that is open to the greatest number of students. From the beginning, mechanisms have been put in place for talented young person, regardless of his or her social situation, to take courses and obtain his/her diploma. For two years, the school has wanted to strengthen this phenomenon by creating the Esprit Foundation which helps young people finance their studies.


Interaction with companies

The aim of the school is to train engineers who are totally in tune with the needs of the economy and companies, and go through many channels: regular meetings with professionals to take stock of the programs in order to adapt them with the real market needs; obligation for the students to carry out three internships in a company including the end of study project of a duration of seven months; setting up a "Learning Factory" that offers spaces for companies to meet students and their teachers to deploy projects related to their concerns; creation of Esprit Tech, which supports RDI (Research, Development and Innovation), enabling teachers to develop their skills through production activities at the service of companies; creation of Esprit Incubator, the incubator of startups.