The Haute École Albert Jacquard is one of the six University colleges managed by the Wallonia Brussels Federation.
The Haute École Albert Jacquard (HEAJ) was born on the 15th of September 1995 from the merger between the Institut d’Enseignement Supérieur Pédagogique de la Communauté française in Namur (ESPENA) and the Institut d’Enseignement Supérieur Économique de la Communauté française in Tamines (IESET) in compliance with the Decree of 8/5/1995 establishing the general organisation of higher education in University Colleges.
In September 2000, the Haute École Albert Jacquard opened the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer graphics, the first specialised programme in that field in Belgium. The HEAJ grew thus with a third department, the technical department. In 2012-2013, an Honours year in video games was born in collaboration with the University of Namur.
Finally, at the start of 2012-2013 school year, a fourth department was added: the paramedics department, Enseignement Supérieur Paramédical de Namur (ESPAN).
This department has been created following the decision of the French Community to open a new Bachelor’s Degree in Psycho-motility. This new programme is organised as a Joint Degree with the Haute Ecole de la Province de Namur (HEPN).