Institut Gramme

College & Education

Europe, Belgium, Liège

The Gramme Institute is a high school of engineering part of Haute École HELMo in Liege in Belgium. It was founded in 1906 by Belgian Jesuit Adolphe Renard. It was names "Ecole des Arts et Métiers" after the same school in France. The first promotion came out in 1908 at a time when the studies lasted for 2 years only. The school's mission is the training of highly skilled engineers able to work in all branches of industry. The course period was raised quickly to 3 years and the grade technical engineer was created in 1919. In 1977, the grade industrial engineer was created and studies, now at university level, had a 4-year term. In his hundredth anniversary, recently, the institute has registered its formation in the framework of the Bologna decree granting the title of Master at the end of a course period of 5 years. The school has its own research center, the CRIG, it is named after the inventor of the dynamo, Zenobe Gramme and is part of the ASJEL (Association of higher education institutions in Europe and Lebanon). The alumni are grouped within the association Union Gramme.