Spolupráce mezi univerzitami ENSAM a FSI VUT V Brně

Learning environment - Cluny

Cluny is a historical medieval town in central/eastern France, in Burgundy, about 80 km to the north of Lyon. There are approximately 5.000 inhabitants, of which one tenth are students. Most of these students study at the university Arts et Métiers ParisTech, thanks to which the town can be called more than 100 years a university town, because people arrive here mostly to study.

The settlement begun around a Benedictine monastery founded in the 10th century, which was a well-known centre of education and no less important religious centre. Today, this place is also a famous pilgrimage site - after all, before the reconstruction of the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, there was the largest church of the Western Church! Let's see its virtual reconstruction HERE. But have a look also to the present.

Today it's living here mainly because there is the location of one of the centres of Arts et Métiers ParisTech, previously known as Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers, abbreviated ENSAM. It's the largest and most prestigious technical university (grande école) in France with more than 200 years of tradition. (Note: In France, there is difference between the notion of university and grande école (case of ENSAM). Grande école is far more prestigious and to graduate from it is very difficult, so it means to have a much higher mark-quality education. For more information about the school, see the following VIDEO.)

Another fact contributing to the prestige is that Grand Gala (a ball, which takes place every year in Cluny as a part of the graduation ceremony) is the third largest and most spectacular ball organized in France. The following video trailer for Grand Gala 2012 will take you in the middle of the dance and entertainment. Let yourself be carried away... GRAND GALA.