The ESI, a worthy child of its predecessors
With more than fifty years of history, ESI is an epic in the fields of training state engineers and scientific research.
Born in 1969, a few years after the Independence, the first predecessor of ESI, named CERI (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche en Informatique– Center for Studies and Research in Computer Science) is purely Algerian. CERI was created to meet the needs of the national plan for the development and computerization of our administrations and economic enterprises, and it took the challenge of training the earliest generation of computer scientists for the whole nation.
In 1984, CERI became a university institution and was renamed Institut Nationale d’Informatique (INI)—national institute of informatics). Worthy of its elevation, INI launched a post-graduation program and engaged with research in addition to teaching. INI soon distinguished itself by its know-how and expertise in computer science. Its graduates amplified its success not only in Algeria but worldwide. INI graduates are everywhere contributing to the progress of computer technologies globally.
In 2008, INI got promoted to the higher rank of Grande Ecole, with the current name Ecole nationale Supérieure d’Informatique (ESI). Perusing the same mission with teaching and research, ESI is striving to become a cradle of innovation in the fields of computing and information technologies.
ESI’s ambition is to provide a qualified education that allows its graduates to become competent, open-minded, eco-responsible and capable of meeting the challenges of the socio-economic world, of contributing to national and international development.
Today, with proven scientific and academic excellence, ESI has extended its services outside its borders to companies and socio-economic institutions providing qualified ongoing training, technical expertise, field studies and advice among others.