ECAM LaSalle Foundation

The statutes and characteristics of the ECAM Foundation

Founded in 1900, ECAM Lyon is a School of Engineering and has been run by a Publically Recognized Foundation since 1977..

L’ECAM Lyon est l’une des rares écoles d’ingénieurs privées en France à avoir le statut de Fondation reconnue d’utilité publique. A ce titre, elle est habilitée à recevoir des dons, des legs et autres libéralités, tant de personnes physiques que d’entreprises, en leur faisant bénéficier des avantages fiscaux associés.

La Fondation ECAM collecte des fonds auprès de donateurs et mécènes pour financer des investissements exceptionnels et remplir sa mission : anticiper les évolutions du monde et de l’industrie et former des ingénieurs dont l’expertise scientifique pointue pourra être mise au service d’un avenir éthique et durable.

Governing Body

The ECAM Foundation Board of Directors:

  • 2 founding members: the ECAM Lyon – Strasbourg engineers Association and the Brotherhood of Christian schools in France
  • 4 institutional partners :  Metropolitan Lyon, Lyon Catholic University, University of Lyon, CCI Lyon Métropole Saint-Etienne Roanne, IPL
  • 9 physical members from the business and scientific world

Since January 2, 2013, ECAM foundation is presided by Yves Colliou, who is an ECAM engineer (Promo 1968) and former Deputy General Manager of GDF Suez company.

The Board of Directors manages and runs the ECAM Lyon establishment and carries out other missions assigned to it: training the engineers, research and development activities, continuing education, providing housing for the student engineers. The Board meets three times during the university year:

  • in November-December, when it looks at a report on the return to school after the summer (recruitment, timing, installation), the development of programs, hours and teaching as well as material issues following maintenance work or renovation carried out over the summer break.
  • in February-March, when it examines the accounts from the previous financial year as well as the provisional budget. It takes decisions regarding work to be carried out the following summer.
  • in June-July, when it looks at the results from the graduating and other classes, development projects for the next university year, recruitment of staff and any operational changes.

It may also be asked to review any project presented by the school management and to take the necessary decisions.