The ERIC lab has always related its degree programs with the research activities, especially through the proposed Masters. We have a range of different taught courses that intend to cover the requirements of companies and provide the lab with researchers and PhD students. Our undergraduate courses include two main tracks:
- Decisional computing and applied econometrics (IDEA) at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management
- Mathematics, Computer Science and Applied Statistics for Humanities and Social Sciences (MISASHS)
Our postgraduate taught courses, in the form of masters, are oriented towards statistics and decision support systems. We propose four taught programs during the second year of the master:
- Statistics, Computer Science and Social Economics (EMIS). This program offers to the students knowledge regarding the statistical processing of data in the field of marketing and industry (pharmacy, etc.). The program is also proposed in the context of a joint master with the University of Kharkov (Ukraine).
- Engineering Informatics for the decision and Economic Evaluation (IIDEE) whose content is more oriented towards the development of tools for decision support systems. This program proposes every year evening courses to professionals.
- Organization and Security for Information Systems in the companies (OPSIE) which has three options: technologies of information, management and law. This program proposes, as well, evening courses to professionals.
- Extracting knowledge from data (ECD), a program which builds more on our research activities and prepares the largest part of our future PhD students. This course is run in collaboration with the Polytechnic School of the University of Nantes. The University of Orsay Paris 11 was also a co–organiser until the year 2006. The courses are done with the help of videoconferencing, which allows some of our students to follow them from their residence place in France or abroad. It is the case, for example, for our Romanian students from Bucharest and our Vietnamese students from Cantho.
Details of the courses are available on the web site of the University and, more specifically, on the site of the Department of Computer Science and Statistics.
We are interested and open in obtaining partnerships with other universities, including European ones, and attracting good students from all over the world. We run a European master, part of the Erasmus Mundus program, obtained from the European commission. This master is in the field of data extraction and knowledge management. It is run in collaboration with 6 universities, including 3 foreign ones (from Italy, Spain and Romania). Additional activities are also planned in the professional field with engineering or marketing schools as well as foreign universities for distance–learning courses.