Created in September 2009, the Higher Provincial School of Hainaut - Condorcet was born from the merger of the three provincial institutions of higher education. The Mons-Borinage-Center Provincial High School – HEPMBC. The Higher Provincial School of Western Hainaut – HEPHO. The Haute Ecole Provinciale Charleroi-University of Labor–HEPCUT. To name the High School of the Province of Hainaut "Condorcet" is not a random choice. This will salute the ideology of the famous humanist who, in cascade, permeates that of our academic establishment.
French, Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas of Caritat, Marquis of Condorcet, lived during the second half of the 18th century. He is a multi-faceted person, sometimes a mathematician, sometimes a political scientist or a philosopher. He is one of the last representatives of the Enlightenment. Republican, he was one of the important actors of the French Revolution.
Elected in particular to the Royal Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences and the French Academy, he defended human rights and the right to vote. He also participated in the Encyclopedia and proposed political, administrative and economic reform projects aimed at transforming French society into a more egalitarian society.
Finally, Condorcet is the theorist of public instruction. He inspired the Third Republic, which set up a secular, free and compulsory education in France. The Haute Ecole offers short courses (bachelor with 180 credits - except for the midwifery baccalauréat who has 240) and long (bachelor of transition of 180 credits + master of 60 or 120 credits).
The landscape of higher education has recently undergone many changes following the adoption of the "Marcourt" Decree which came into force at the beginning of 2014. At each academic year, the student will enroll in a program of at least 60 credits. This program will include the credits that it would not have acquired the previous year, as well as those constituted by the continuation of the program of the cycle. The student will have to accumulate a certain number of credits to obtain his diploma. The Haute École has developed a series of partnerships with institutions established in many countries.