IUT and Esiroi soon reunited

The construction site for the extension of the Saint-Pierre IUT is continuing. The building, which is expected to be delivered in April 2020, will also house (Esiroi) l’Ecole supérieur d’ingénieurs de l’océan indien. In Terme, the site will welcome some 1500 students.

With its 950 students, it is one of the most attractive University Technological Institutes (IUT) from France. The IUT of Saint-Pierre receives ten times more applications than it does in the past. can accommodate them. A success that has pushed him to expand. Since last year, a building is under construction within its compound. It must accommodate out of 800 m2 the last two born of the establishment's departments: Health and safety Environment and Marketing Techniques.

It will also house the Indian Ocean Engineering School on 2600 m2. Only one of the three specialties of l’EsiroiThe other two (agri-food and IT and digital telecommunications) are provided at the Saint-Denis Technopole.

This relocation will not only make it possible to bring together all the specialities of this school, which has 185 students, but will also recreate the " natural link " existing between the IUT and l’Esiroi. " We have three departments: civil engineering, biological engineering and networks and telecommunications, which are directly linked to the engineering school. We need to update the platforms and teams. " says Richard Lorion, the director of the IUT. His counterpart at l’EsiroiFor her part, Lalaonirina Rakotomana Ravelonarivo sees it as an opportunity to promote multidisciplinary projects and to create a Science, Technology and Health centre with the forthcoming establishment of the Health Research Unit (UFR Santé) on the other side of the road.

During a site visit, all the partners of this €15 million operation made the trip yesterday to the capital of the South. The President of the Region, Didier Robert, put three million euros in the pot, in addition to the 9 million euros from the Feder fund.

The State has contributed to 3.5 million and the Ademe completed with a budget of 000 euros. The Civis has for its part made available a 11400 m² plot of land. in order to provide temporary parking.

Delivery in April 2020

Modeling of ESIROI

The MP and community advisor, David Lorion, has come up with several questing cases. " It's a personal adventure, a thread running through my entire political career " He pointed out that he followed the project as an assistant for urban planning at the town hall of Saint-Pierre, then as the person in charge of planning at the Civis, as a regional councillor to find European funding and today as a member of parliament, in order to apply for posts for the two new departments of the IUT.

" Sometimes you don't play politics for nothing. When you sow seeds, sometimes you have time to taste the fruit for breakfast... ", he slides in with a touch of emotion.

Didier Robert, for his part, wanted to emphasise the importance of the approach of " policy coherence " . " When all the partners play the same score, we arrive at this kind of result ", he said before adding that " nearly a third of the overall investment programme "of the Region has been devoted to the southern micro-region since 2010. The building, which is part of a " frugality "In terms of space, energy, technology and materials, renting a roof to produce photovoltaic energy. Its delivery is scheduled for April 2020.

Gaëlle GONTHIER

Date de parution : 27 Juin 2019

Source : Le Quotidien

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