The ceremony organised on 9 December at the Cité des Congrès in Nantes celebrated the 486 graduates in the class of 2022, sponsored by Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice President of Military Air Systems Airbus Defence and Space. This solemn moment brought together more than 1000 participants!
This year, the school graduated 23 PhDs, 298 general engineers, 21 engineers specialising in software engineering, 44 engineers specialising in IT, networks and telecommunications, 81 Masters and 19 specialised Masters.
Graduates and a school committed to major environmental issues
"Together with the Office [of Sustainable Development], we had the chance to present our research and reflections in the school's steering committees dedicated to teaching. The management supported our project and was able to provide the necessary means to make our requests a reality. And, following our suggestion, the management has opened a master's degree for IMT Atlantique students in 2022, focusing on 'ocean and climate' issues, with the UBO (University of Western Brittany) in Brest and the ENSTA Bretagne engineering school. Two of us have had the chance to inaugurate it and we recommend it. Teaching plays an essential role in our future choices. It must be equal to the challenges we have to face. However, it is clear that today not all students are equally aware of global warming in all courses. There is still progress to be made in this direction". The speech by Joséphine Schmutz, graduate and vice-president of the Sustainable Development Office, reflects the spirit of this committed and forward-looking generation of graduates.
From Christophe Lerouge, President of IMT Atlantique: "We need you to help us move towards a better world. You are part of the solution!"
"There is no shortage of challenges for the engineers and scientists of today and tomorrow: geopolitical, environmental, societal, etc.," said Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice President Military Air Systems Airbus Defence and Space, patron of the ceremony. "It is precisely in the face of such challenges that an engineer can make a contribution, through his or her creativity, innovation, 'ingenuity' and desire to build a better world.
Experience the ceremony in video and pictures
by Pierre-Hervé VAILLANT