Partnerships and chairs

Sopra Steria and student life

In a bid to continue strengthening the ties between Sopra Steria, leading business and engineering schools (grandes écoles) and universities, we work closely with over 220 higher education institutions, around sixty of which we class as priority partners.


These partnerships take the shape of almost 700 specific initiatives throughout France, including conferences, lessons, forums, co-design workshops and courses to prepare students for the world of work, complete with expertise shared by our ambassadors and alumni.




Keen to extend its support to the UTC’s teaching and research activities, and to promote the creation and development of the UTC Foundation for innovation, Sopra Steria and the UTC signed up to a long-term privileged partnership with VivaTech on the 26 June 2018, including themes relating to the digital transformation of the ‘Factory of the Future’.


As long-standing partners of Arts & Métiers ParisTech, Sopra Steria is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to learning by way of a new partnership with the Aix-en-Provence campus.

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Sopra Steria is a national partner of the Polytech network, comprising fourteen engineering polytechnic institutes across France. At PolyTech Marseille, Sopra Steria is working on the PolyTech project HUGO, which aims to create and support the first class of students with disabilities in completing a 24-month sandwich course to obtain an engineering degree in Computer Science. As a partner of the PolyTech network, we run almost 50 events across France.


Sopra Steria Consulting supports EDHEC students in learning about different areas of the consulting industry. As a longstanding partner of the business school, Sopra Steria and its teams take part in a number of lectures and events, such as EDHEC Open Innovation.


By way of multiple partnerships within the INSA network, Sopra Steria is forming close ties with students there, such as at INSA Lyon where we sponsor several year groups.


With its continued investment in the 13-strong French MIAGE training course network, Sopra Steria is behind a number of initiatives rooted in local communities. As part of the MIAGE course in Orléans, for example, the involvement of former students has created a thriving partnership that is driving up recruitment in the region.


As long-standing partners, Sopra Steria and the Écoles Centrales network enjoy a solid relationship, reflected in almost 80 initiatives focusing on training methods. At CentraleSupélec, Sopra Steria sponsors the Advanced Systems Engineering Option (ISIA) designed to increase third-year students’ knowledge of digital transformation. At the École Centrale de Lille, Sopra Steria is a partner of Chairs in the field of E-Business and Information Systems Architecture, accounting for more than 10 courses or around twenty days throughout the academic year.


Sopra Steria joined forces with ISEN Brest to sponsor the 22nd class of 2018. This sponsorship took the form of special and innovative relationships, encouraging – for example – help for high-level sportsmen and women in joining the workforce. As an example, ISEN Brest alumna and professional skipper Aloise Retornaz was given the opportunity to complete a sandwich course with Sopra Steria in Rennes whilst continuing to compete professionally.


A long-standing partner of the Fondation Mines-Télécom, Sopra Steria has joined forces with the Chair on Personal Data Values and Policies as part of a comprehensive approach to facilitate access to innovative ecosystems.


In an innovative new partnership, Sopra Steria and IPI, the IGS Group’s school of computer science, have launched a bespoke sandwich training course to meet the growing needs of the digital sector. The aim of this new type of partnership is to train a class of 25 students recruited by Sopra Steria onto professionalisation contracts, and to provide them with the equivalent of 5 years of higher education (a Master’s level diploma) in just 3 years.

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