The IUT of Le Havre consists of ten departments. The Information & Communication Department, founded in 1994, is the eighth department created at the Institute. Since 1995 it has occupied the new premises built on the site Frissard. The department offers three options of training courses: Advertising; Library and Information Studies; and Digital Information in Organizations. Receiving, approximately, 2000 applications every year for the 3 options (with only 90 places available for admission), the department is very attractive
Since its opening the department has increased its potential realized by researchers, especially with the arrival of a professor (Pr. Galinon Melenec) and some young researchers in the field of Information and Communication Sciences. These researchers practise teachings within the department and do their research at the multidisciplinary laboratory IDEES Le Havre. This plural site laboratory (Le Havre – Rouen – Caen) is a Mixed Research Unit (UMR 6266) of the CNRS and employs more than a hundred members specializing in different disciplines (geography, history, sociology, economy, information and communication sciences).
With the support of the IUT of Le Havre the department regularly organizes several scientific events. Since 2010, every two years, the researchers of the Information & Communication Department have organized international conferences focusing on “electronic communication”.
At the same time the department organizes other scientific events for academics, researcher, sand students, for example:
- The study day around Jean Deveze’s works, on February 10th, 2010.
- The national conference “Digital Traces and Recruitment”, on October 13th, 2011.
- The study day “Cultures and Digital Writings “, on December 10th, 2013.