Institut Maghrebin des Sciences Economiques et de Technologie (IMSET) was founded in 1993 as the first private technical and vocational training institute in Tunisia. In 2001, its visionary founders set out to expand IMSET’s activity in the higher education sector to meet a need in the market. This resulted in its first extension, the UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Health and Medical school, which made it a leader in the healthcare sector not only in Tunisia, but in the entire Maghreb region.
Following steady growth, the UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Group now extends across seven verticals: Health, Business, Law, Engineering, Architecture and Design, Journalism and Communication, and Information and Telecommunication. It also has an executive training center. As such, UCG has succeeded in building the largest post-secondary education platform in Tunisia, spanning across five cities: Tunis, Nabeul, Sousse, Sfax and Gabes.
UPSAT is the latest addition to the UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Group and is an affirmation of its ambition to lead and develop Health education in the Tunisian market. This is demonstrated by the development of the Honoris Medical Simulation Center, one of the eight accredited centers in Africa and the first in the region to be accredited by the world’s largest healthcare accreditation body, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).
>>read more The center offers 4 simulation types including mannequin technologies in a hospital setting, scenario-based simulations, actor-based simulations and cutting-edge virtual reality technologies. To date, a total of 3,300 students and external healthcare professionals from across Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa have been trained at this facility.
The vision of the UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Group is to prepare and to educate solution-oriented leaders and professionals on the world’s youngest and fastest-growing continent, Africa. To supplement this vision, further additions in the form of the Honoris COLLECTIVE LAB and the Honoris Career Center have been made to the Group. These shared spaces offer various career-oriented services to all of the 9,000 UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Group students. The UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Group has exhibited an international dimension in its academic offerings since it was launched in 2001. >>read more
As such, the Group has established itself today as a benchmark player for its training offerings and its opportunities: internationally recognized degrees, a multicultural community (students are recruited from 25 countries), a network of partners present in all countries (Microsoft, Cisco, etc.), several collaboration agreements signed with prestigious universities or grandes écoles across the globe.
Owing to the synergy of all UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Group’s establishments, the diversity of its lines of business and the power of its networks, its training courses and recognized degrees - real passports to success - are all springboards into modern trades and jobs.
“Improving skills through quality education is probably the single biggest tool for improving lives. This has a direct influence on surrounding communities, which then has the potential to affect change across countries, which could lead to positive global impact."
As essential elements for success, the UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Group focuses on delivering high quality education, a multicultural academic experience with student-centric learning environments that are equipped with state-of-the-art, professional technologies and arming our students with 21st Century skills.
By participating in delivering an appropriate academic orientation for potential students and accompanying them throughout their journey to their first job and beyond, the student lifecycle at UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Group (UCG) can be described as a “partnership for success”.
Network: the power of regional and global collaboration through institutions and partnerships and the positive impact.
Learning: quality education and developing world-class African human talent with an entrepreneurial mindset and 21st century skills to thrive in the globally disrupted world of work.
Innovation: education must continuously evolve to meet the challenges of the fast-changing and unpredictable globalized world.
Employability: commitment to enhancing employability of graduates
Communities: delivering a positive social impact in local communities.
The true measure of success for Honoris, our students and their families, is the affirmation that the high level of individual investment has a meaningful return in transforming the lives of our students and the lives of others. These testimonials are testament of our students’ success:
“The training I had in the communication school helped me a lot in developing my career. Thanks to the achievements of the complete training I had, I was able to integrate the professional world easily. Nothing is difficult, you can work and study at the same time!”
“Thanks to the quality training from the UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE, I was able to integrate into professional life easily and quickly. In addition to the courses at Centrale Polytech, I benefited from the advantages of the UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE: practical work, visits, study trips, clubs, additional training in language, management... Not to mention the internships and several participations in scientific events and seminars, all of which gave me a complete and versatile training.”
“I joined the COLLECTIVE LAB and I learned a lot from this experience in terms of entrepreneurial action and general knowledge. I also benefited from the public speaking and innovation modules, and I learned about business models and business plans, marketing, finance and human resources.”
“The training in Digital Marketing at Centrale Business School allowed me to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the professional world with confidence and realize my lifelong dream of launching my own project. It also gave me the opportunity to meet talented students, some of whom have become my collaborators.”
“I studied IT Management. My professors were great; they made it easy for me to learn as they had good teaching methods. As an IT student, I needed a lot of practice to master what I was learning. That’s where IMSET helped me to find an internship through its business contacts and partners.”
“I am a student at AAC. I studied a BTP in Photography and now I’m studying a BTS in Editing. I would really like to pursue a career in documentary photography or in Cinema. In AAC there a lot of excellent professors, they made me fall in love with art history. What you should also know is that every person that studies there has a passion and therefore a story to tell. You can get acquainted with a lot of people that will open a lot of doors for you. The AAC really helped me turn my passion into purpose and get a certified diploma as well as useful business contacts. What I would like to say is that you should never give up on your dreams. It’s not going be easy at first but when we want something we can get it. If you are passionate never stop, whatever happens!”