The IUT de Mulhouse welcomes more than 1,100 students per year. The top priorities of The College of Advanced Technology are to offer courses adapted to the social and economic environment and its tri-national geographic location and for most of them accessible in apprenticeship, combining work experience and academic coursework. More than 200 working professionals contribute to the taught programmes.
For the next five years, the College of advanced Technology’s main goal is to develop its site and all of its programmes around the concept of eco-campus. In connection with the draft ISO 50001 from the University, this project will serve as pilot for other campuses of the Mulhouse University.
Being keen to integrate new teaching methods, Mulhouse IUT was also the first in France, in 1990, to launch the DUT course on an apprenticeship system. Thus students are enrolled either full time or on the sandwich/apprenticeship system, choosing the method that best suits them according to their circumstances.
With solid roots in the regional economic network, and an increasing interest on an international 48level, the IUT has been developing research that can be applied to industry and is involved in technology transfers.
There are two research laboratories within the IUT : the IMTI, specialised in the treatment of optical and acoustical signals and the PPMR, a research group on the physical and mechanical properties of surfaces.
Being close to both Germany and Switzerland. The IUT benefits from a privileged geographic position and consequently it encourages placements abroad and international exchanges. In 1997, for instance, it founded a unique course delivered in partnership with the Berufsakademie of Lörrach (Germany) and the Fachhochschule Nordwestsshweiz Muttenz (Switzerland) : mecatronic trinational courses.
Since then, a new tri-national curriculum "Information Communication Systems" has been developed with the GEii Department, the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, and the Hochschule in Furtwangen.
In the future, the IUT will step in Initiative of Excellence NOVATRIS project to continue to develop in this area.