An alliance that transverses disciplines

A French alliance between schools of Art, Technology and Management contributes to the development of innovative management and to the training of professional managers who can evolve in a complex and dynamic environment. This will encourage and teach the next generation of leaders and creators to pursue new and interdisciplinary knowledge that they can use to build a more responsible and sustainable world. To achieve this goal, the three schools use various pedagogical methods including shared courses, projects, workshops, joint training groups and joint degrees.
  • Institution(s):  ARTEM (alliance between ICN Business School, École Nationale Supérieure d’Art and École Nationale Supérieure des Mines)
  • Country(ies): France
  • Contact: Jérome Caby

ARTEM NancyFounded in 1999, the ARTEM (Art, Technology and Management) alliance is an interdisciplinary research and teaching initiative between the ICN Business School, the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art and the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines [engineering] in the city of Nancy, eastern France. It is an alliance of artists, engineers, and business men and women which encompasses the disciplines of art, science, technology, and management.

This alliance has enabled the three schools to enrich their teaching and research resources and to expand students’ educational horizons by blending art, technology, and management. It contributes to the development of innovative management and to the training of professional managers who can evolve in a complex and dynamic environment. Career profiles for executives today demand multiple skill sets for new types of jobs that incorporate technology, art, and management.

The goal of this partnership is to simultaneously connect and distinguish between people (artists, engineers and managers), fields (art, science & technology, management), and knowledge (how to create, produce, develop and negotiate). This will encourage and teach the next generation of leaders and creators to pursue new and interdisciplinary knowledge that they can use to build a more responsible and sustainable world. To achieve this goal, the three schools use various pedagogical methods including shared courses, projects, workshops, joint training groups and joint degrees, amongst other things.

Take the example of our MSc in Design and Luxury Management beginning in September 2012. This new degree will address the discovery of the luxury world with a multi-disciplinary vision. It will enable an understanding of the creation and design of luxury products by developing students’ knowledge of materials and areas of traditional and digital design. Students will also learn to understand the complex luxury and design markets by developing commercial, marketing and communication strategies adapted to innovative creation.

The three schools also promote and develop interdisciplinary research. For instance, the International Research Chair in Art and Sustainable Enterprise explores the use of the arts and art-based methods for understanding enterprise sustainability.  It examines the dynamic relations between art, aesthetics and sustainable development of organizations.

This is a growing project and, in 2015, the three schools will be brought together – while keeping their individual identities, in a single, original, and multidisciplinary campus in the center of Nancy.

About the faculty: Each school has its own full time faculty (i.e. in business and economics, engineering and art & design) and the same goes for the students’ backgrounds. In the Business School, we also use a lot of adjunct faculty – mainly practitioners from private companies. For the new MSc in Design and Luxury Management, the students and faculty backgrounds will be mixed.

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