Departments and poles


The Digital and Distance Coaching for Student Success (LEARN) department supports teachers in the implementation of pedagogical activities adapted to today's students.

The department's missions are to :

  • to train and enable the university's pedagogical teams to improve their skills,
  • to accompany the teachers and staff of theUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc concerned towards new pedagogical practices,
  • advise the institution and carry out a watch on university pedagogy and digital in an educational context,
  • work in a network in order to federate the different actors of the digital university pedagogy around common actions

LEARN website



Please note: this centre is being phased out by 2023 and will no longer deliver a diploma.

The CNFEDS provides the academics initial training for professionals who teach young deaf and young blind people in the medico-social sector.



The "Montagne Inventive" tourist centre of excellence, certified by the French Institute of Tourism, is a resource centre for actors and mountain territories. It federates the actors of academics and research, tourism professionals and elected officials to promote new strategic projects, contribute to innovation in the tourism sector and thus improve the attractiveness of mountain territories. The tourism cluster carries out concrete actions by mobilising transdisciplinary teams working in project mode. Its method is based on the contributions of the university research (review of scientific literature, international monitoring and benchmarking) and on qualitative field studies that it conducts with the support of the USMB's research unit.

These actions fall under four main headings:

  • INNOVATE: support tourism stakeholders in their innovative projects in terms of products and processes to improve the attractiveness of the region.
  • TRAIN: to create products of academics for and with professionals by combining knowledge, skills and sharing experiences of professionals, students, teacher-researchers from all disciplines.
  • FÉDÉRER: the professional and institutional actors of the territory around the co-construction of projects.
  • INTERNATIONALIZE: in particular by accompanying territories in the development of the Asian clientele and by promoting the actions of academics and research in an intercultural perspective with Switzerland and Italy.




As a university centre specialising in teaching French to foreigners, ACCENTS offers courses in French as a Foreign Language (FLE).Labelled "Qualité FLE", ACCENTS also offers Diplomas of Studies/approved in French (DELF/DALF), Tests of French Evaluation (TEF) and the Test of French Knowledge (TCF) for students, professionals, French nationality applications, migration to Canada or Quebec and any non-French speaking person wishing to certify a level of French internationally.

ACCENTS website