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The ProForElec project aims to professionalise electrical engineering training in Guinea.

An initiative of University of Artois

Overview of the project

Following the opening of a subsidiary in Conakry, FLIPO-RICHIR, an SME active in the field of energy, electrical systems and automation, is directly confronted with the lack of qualified manpower in electrical engineering in Guinea. Already collaborating with the Electrotechnical Systems and Environment Laboratory of Béthune for its R&D projects, the company is expanding its partnership with the University of Artois to address training issues by developing a program tailored to Guinean needs.

The university offers a highly professionalized program, including a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Maintenance and Electrical Engineering, ranked 2nd best in France in the Energy category! With the help of the French Embassy in Guinea, the Higher Institute of Technology (HIT) of Mamou has been identified as the key partner for the implementation of a collaborative training and skills development program.

The program consists of four complementary components:

  • The rise in skills of teachers and the co-construction of pedagogical modules for the IST (HIT) of Mamou through a short study stay at the University of Artois.

Objective: to perpetuate the professionalization of the training

  • The equipment of a practical workroom at the IST of Mamou with the industrialists.

Objective: to facilitate the implementation of new practical work modules and the integration of students

  • The creation of bridges between French and Guinean companies with the IST of Mamou.

Objective: to create other project opportunities in the future

  • The mobility of some students from the IST of Mamou within the University of Artois, enriched by the discovery of the industrial fabric of Hauts-de-France and an internship in Guinea, is also financed by Erasmus + funds.

The objective is to overcome the problem of skilled labor in companies.

As part of the ADESFA call for projects, the MEDEE cluster is committed to supporting IST in its relations with its ecosystem and to promoting regional players in Guinea


Professionalize electrical engineering training in Guinea for the employability of young people and the competitiveness of companies.

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

2019 - 2022 (project still in progress)


This project is co-financed by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs within the framework of the Solidarity Fund for Innovative Projects or "Seed Funding to support projects for the development of French higher education in West and Central Africa (ADESFA II)". This project is coordinated by France Education International.

About the

University of Artois


The University of Artois is located on different sites in the Hauts-de-France (Northern France) region: Arras, Béthune, Douai, Lens and Liévin. It includes eight UFRs, two IUTs, a continuing education service (FCU,) and eighteen research centres. Since its creation in 1992, the University of Artois has established itself as a player in social promotion, and benefits from a stimulating environment conducive to studies.

It offers a wide range of courses from Bac (Baccalaureate high school degree) +2 to Bac +8 (initial and continuing education) in the following fields: Arts, Literature, Languages; Law, Economics, Management; Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences, Technologies, Health. The University of Artois also develops cutting-edge research in various fields of investigation within its accredited research centres.

A project
in collaboration /div>
  • Pole MEDEE

    Research cluster

    Anaïs ASSELIN
  • Institut Supérieur de Technologie de Mamou (Higher Institute of Technology of Mamou)

    Etablissement d'enseignement supérieur

Other partners / supporters

The Langlois company provided material support for the project:

Climate Chance

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Conception & réalisation :
Yann Rolland
Thibaut Caroli

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