Each year since 2018, ISIT has sought to focus the energies of the entire school community on one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 through its ‘theme of the year’.
Engaging with the world
In a fast-changing world, a Grande Ecole with a public service mission like ISIT has a duty to engage with social issues and to do its bit to promote knowledge, debate and measured reflection on the great topics of our age.
This engagement is also an opportunity to make use of the intercultural and multilingual expertise of our students, whose adaptability and understanding of otherness, combined with their solid linguistic knowledge, are more vital than ever.
Cooperating for a cause
Because our school is firmly rooted in its local community, we are always seeking to engage with local issues and strengthen our ties with stakeholders in our immediate vicinity.
The school and its student societies also organize a wealth of projects and events, with freedom of expression and entrepreneurial spirit our watchwords. Each of our students is encouraged to be creative and to come up with innovative ideas, qualities that are much sought after in the world of work. The open-mindedness and intellectual curiosity of our community are sizeable assets in our efforts to keep on expanding the reach of our initiatives.
Theme of the year
Our first theme of the year sought to raise our students’ awareness of disability issues. Highlights included a hackathon, guest speakers and charity events.
2019 – 2020
A theme that left a lasting mark through student-led initiatives to make our campus more environmentally friendly.
2020 – 2021
A number of events and initiatives were pursued throughout the year, including the creation of gender-neutral toilets in association with Divers’ISIT.
Sport and Well-being
2021 – 2022
The entire ISIT community – students, teachers and administrative staff – share the values inherent in sport: curiosity and ethics, boldness and rigor, passion and humanism.
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Conflict and insecurity also have a considerable negative impact on sustainable development. ISIT is committed to raising the awareness of its students and teachers through classes, talks, conferences, workshops and charity activities.
Theme of the year 2023 – 2024: Sustainable Cities and Communities
ISIT devotes particular attention to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). This year, we are focusing on SDG 11, focused on creating “Sustainable Cities and Communities”.
The selected annual theme thus finds particular relevance in the current geopolitical context, where urban development plays a crucial role. The challenges linked to rapid urbanization and community sustainability are at the heart of our commitment.
In accordance with this objective, ISIT takes concrete measures to raise awareness among its students and teaching community of the specific issues facing cities and communities. Educational activities, courses, conferences and associative initiatives are all deployed to promote sustainable practices and foster an in-depth understanding of the challenges linked to urbanization and community development.