The symposium will be held at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, 292, rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris, France (see on Google map).
The Conservatoire national des arts et métiers or CNAM (English: French National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts) is a French public higher education institution, national research centre and grand établissement as well as grande école of engineering, thus part of the French elite universities league. Headquartered in Paris, it has campuses in every major French cities, in overseas France and in every francophone African countries, China,, Haiti, Germany, and Switzerland. Founded in 1794 by the French bishop Henri Grégoire, CNAM’s core mission is dedicated to provide education and conduct research for the promotion of science and industry. With 70,000 students and a budget of €174 million, it is the largest university in Europe in terms of Budget for distance learning and continued education, and the second largest by enrolment after the University of Hagen. CNAM provides certificates, diplomas, Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and PhD’s in Science, Engineering, Law, Management (AMBA-accredited), Finance, Accountancy, Urban planning and Humanities, all designed to abide by the European Bologna Process, and thus complying with the European Credit Transfer System. It is the only higher education institution in Europe to provide Physics, Chemistry and Life-Science engineer’s degrees up to a PhD-level via distance learning and via its so-called “hybrid learning” which includes intermittent laboratories classes on-site. The CNAM hosts also a museum dedicated to scientific and industrial inventions: Musée des Arts et Métiers (English: the Industrial Design Museum) which welcomed 250,000 visitors in 2018, and is located on the Parisian campus of the French National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts at 292 rue Saint Martin, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, in the historical area of the city named Le Marais.