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ENSICAEN (National Superior School of Engineering)

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ENSICAEN, successor of the Applied Science Institute created in 1913 within the University of Caen
Today: 4 specialities (Electronics and Applied Physics, Materials-Chemistry, Computer Science, Material Mechanics and Engineering on block-release), 7 research laboratories

ENSICAEN (National Superior School of Engineering)
From its very beginnings, the story of ENSICAEN has been linked to that of the University. The School has known many names, many unions and separations...ENSICAEN's roots stem from the project to create an Applied Science institute in 1913. The ITN (Normandy Technical Institute), specialised in electronics and mechanics, saw the day in 1914. In 1920, a second institute was created, the ICC (Industrial Chemistry Institute). The University of Caen was destroyed on the 7th of July 1944 and both institutes were accommodated by the Ecole Normale until 1956 when they returned to the University, rebuilt in Rue d'Edimbourg. The ITN became the ITUC (University of Caen Technical Institute) in 1960, then the ENSEEC (National Superior Electromechanical and Electrotechnical School of Caen) in 1964. The ICC became the ENSCC (National Superior Chemistry School of Caen) in 1967. In 1976, the ENSCC and the ENSEEC merged within the same site to form the ISMRA ENSI de Caen (Institute of Matter and Radiation Science / National Superior Engineering School of Caen), which in turn became ENSICAEN (National Superior School of Engineering & Research Centre) in 2002.
ENSICAEN is a "Grande Ecole", approved by the CTI (Engineering Titles Commission). The School's originality lies, on one hand, in its recruitment in a number of scientific fields: computer science (image and multimedia - monetics and computer security – monetics and systems security (via apprenticeship training), electronics and applied physics (micro-electronics, telecommunications, automation, nuclear engineering and instrumentation) ; chemistry, energy-structural materials, and on the other hand from the support it receives from a vast and dynamic research hub, thus guaranteeing the quality of the school's pedagogical programmes and its potential in terms of innovation. "Pick and learn" training programmes from year 3: research (6 Research Masters Degree programmes); international (56 partners); economics and management (Professional Masters Degree at the IAE de Caen (Caen Institute of Business Administration). A Conférence des Grandes Écoles Masters Degree « Decisional Information Processing ». 700 engineering students are registered at ENSICAEN. Continuing education and training with 2 specialisations: computer science and microelectronics (without qualification); mechanics (course leading to qualification) dispensed by the ITII (Industrial Engineering Techniques Institute)
The School's seven laboratories are all located within its vicinity. Six of them are associated CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) research units. Over 550 people; lecturer-researchers and engineer-researchers, technicians and administrative staff, PhD post-graduates and trainees all participate in research activities. The seven laboratories are as follows:

1 joint research unit, ENSICAEN, University of Caen, CNRS and CEA:
- Centre for Research on Ions, Materials and Photonics (CIMAP)
5 joint research units, ENSICAEN, University of Caen, CNRS:
- Crystallography and Material Science Laboratory (CRISMAT)
- Caen Research Group in Computer Science, Imaging, Control and Instrumentation (GREYC)
- Laboratory for Molecular and Thio-organic Chemistry (LCMT)
- Catalysis and Spectrochemistry Laboratory (LCS)
- Corpuscular Physics Laboratory (LPC)
1 research laboratory NXP Semiconductor, ENSICAEN, CNRS and University of Caen
- Semiconductor Physics and Micro-electronics Laboratory (LaMIPS)