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Innovative teaching

Supporting innovative teaching is one of the aims of Gustave Eiffel University. To achieve this objective, the university counts in particular on the Teaching and Digital Innovation Centre (CIPEN), dedicated to developing in-house capacities to support teachers, increasing the attractiveness and internationalisation of training programmes and encouraging entrepreneurship and courses of excellence.


The Teaching and Digital Innovation Centre: CIPEN

Part of the I-SITE FUTURE project, the Teaching and Digital Innovation Centre (CIPEN) reflects the desire to strengthen support for actions by teachers to transform teaching and digital technology. This direction chosen by Université Gustave Eiffel promotes innovation in teaching. The CIPEN centralises digital and educational support services for training programmes in order to assist the main actors of this development-based approach, namely faculty, to respond to challenges in teaching in the 21st century.

A key factor in the transformation of teaching at the university, it serves all Université Gustave Eiffel’s components and training programmes.

The CIPEN's missions :

  • Support teachers and faculty in the implementation of their educational projects through methods and resources
  • Create and manage digital learning platforms
  • Present the university's training offer
  • Implement the Languages for Specialists in Other Disciplines (LANDAD) policy
  • Manage coworking spaces
  • Promote tools for teaching and disseminating good practices
  • Train teaching staff
  • Contribute to the internationalisation of training programmes
  • Contribute to the popularisation of science

To meet the needs within the university in terms of reinforcement, deployment and teaching support, the CIPEN is structured in six departments :

  • The administrative and financial department supports projects and activities in all areas, including cross-disciplinary activities
  • The digital and media department supports the creation of multimedia content for the university. It installs audiovisual equipment in classrooms and lecture theatres. It implements innovative digital tools for training.
  • The pedagogical department supports teaching teams in the implementation of pedagogical strategies and helps promote them. It also communicates about the tools they offer. This department manages and supports the implementation of calls for projects and CEI. It also contributes to the implementation of structuring projects.
  • The observatory of teaching practices promotes, disseminates and evaluates teaching practices. It supports the implementation of quality-centred approaches in training programmes.
  • The CAPLA (Centre for Pedagogical Actions in Languages) develops the Languages for Specialists in Other Disciplines (LANSAD) policy and cross-disciplinary training programmes in languages for students and staff.
  • The cross-disciplinary training department implements multidisciplinary and experimental training programmes.