Interior rules

The objectives of these regulations is to complete the institutional rules outlined in the Nice IAE statutes (see appendix 1), that cannot be modified, in order to assure the correct interior functioning of the institute The IAE interior regulations must be read and known by all the students and personnel who frequent the Institute’s buildings in order to apply the rules.


Article 1: Safety Instructions

Safety is everyone’s business. Safety instructions given by qualified people must be respected.

Evacuation exercises are carried out during the year, all IAE staff and students must participate.

Safety instructions and evacuation plans are posted at every level of the establishment. 

Article 2: Respect for and cleanliness of the premises.

Personnel and students, as well as external people authorised to use the institutes premises, must obey the usual rules of use and hygiene of the classrooms and equipment. Access to the premises is forbidden to people not involved in teaching and to students not enrolled in the establishment. It is formally forbidden to eat and drink in the class rooms.

Article 3: Behaviour

The students must always be dressed correctly. They must adopt an attitude that does not perturb the teachers and in particular when they are waiting in front of the class rooms where a course is being taught before their own course.

Abusive behaviour such as degrading the premises or the equipment, the introduction of people not authorised to enter the institute, degrading the image and reputation of IAE, the non-respect of the simple rules of courtesy and politeness…..will result in the loss of access to the establishment. 

Article 4: Smoking ban

In compliance with decree n°2006-1386 dated 15th November 2006, it is forbidden to smoke in «all closed and covered premises that welcome the public or that are used as work places».


Article 5: Leaflets and exhibitions

The distribution of leaflets is only authorised after the approval of the IAE Director. In all cases, the distribution of leaflets must not trouble public order, or the activities of the professors and researchers. In addition, the form and content of the documents must not be sexist, insulting or attack the reputation of a person or organisation.

In compliance with the need for commercial neutrality of higher education establishments, the exhibition of documents, books, brochures and sales by a student association, must be approved beforehand by the IAE Director. The requests must be made by the organisers to the IAE administration at least 48 hours in advance.

Article 6: Posters

The right to use posters is recognised. The IAE provides display boards for the personnel and students where posters may be posted following the same rules as per the distribution of leaflets.  The posting of official administrative documents is done using the display boards reserved for that use in the administrative offices.

It is forbidden to post posters in areas outside the official display boards – such posters will be removed immediately by the administration. Damage caused by such acts will result in sanctions taken against the concerned authors.

Article 7: Associations

Associations wishing to establish their headquarters in the IAE must make an application to the President with the agreement of the Director who can refuse if:

  • The objectives of the association have no relationship with the institute, or have a union, political, or religious connotation, or may cause public unrest
  • The association is open to other members than the staff or students
  • The statutes and managers of the association are not clearly identified
  • The President is opposed to the domiciliation

Associations with their headquarters in the IAE, must communicate their statutes and report on their activities once a year to the board of the institute. If these conditions are not satisfied, the association risks the loss of subsidies from the IAE and the loss of authorisation to establish their headquarters at the institute.

Article 8: Meetings

Staff and student associations may obtain premises in order to organise meetings or demonstrations subject to obtaining the authorisation of the IAE Director. Requests must be in writing and must detail the following:

  • The type of room required
  • The purpose of the meeting and the people invited
  • The name and occupation of the person responsible for the meeting or demonstration

The organisers are responsible for ensuring order during the meeting/demonstration, and are responsible for ensuring that no damage is done to the premises or equipment made available to them by the IAE, and that the premises are left in the same condition in which they were found.


Article 9: Presence

The presence of students at all the classes organised as part of their degree is compulsory.

The control of presence is organised by each teacher. Late arrivals or partial presence are considered as an absence.

The justification of an absence must be given to the appropriate teacher on return of the student, and a copy given to the administration.

Absence from an exam/evaluation results in the non-validation of the corresponding  course.

Only the reason of force majeure can result in an eventual retest the modalities of which will be set by the teaching staff.

When deliberating on the validation of a semester or the deliverance of a degree, the jury will take into account the degree of presence displayed by the student. 

Article 10: Discipline

Enrolment in the IAE implies the acceptation and respect of the interior regulations. The students must not perturb the professors. A professor can exclude a student from a course of he/she perturbs the proceedings. This temporary exclusion is considered as an unjustified absence. In addition, any failure to respect the teaching staff and students can result in disciplinary sanctions taken by the disciplinary committee.

Mobile telephones and all personal electronic equipment must be turned off during classes, at the risk of being excluded from the class. Teachers have the right to authorise the use of certain types of electronic equipment as part of the coursework/exams.


Article 11: Testing knowledge methods

The methods for testing knowledge are defined in conformity with article L 613-1 of the Education Code and fix the general conditions for obtaining each of the degrees delivered by IAE.

They are finalised and brought to the attention of students via the means of display boards (display boards reserved for the administration by the board of IAE) at the latest one month after the start of classes of the university year and cannot be modified during the year. 

Article 12: Exam Charter

An exam charter completes the methods of testing knowledge. It is brought to the attention of all the users (teachers, jury members, students and administrative staff) via the means of display boards (display boards reserved for the administration by the board of IAE) and is available on the IAE internet site as well as in all the IAE administrative offices. 


Article 13: Teaching Equipment

The equipment provided by IAE (video projectors, portable computers, extension leads….) is exclusively reserved for use by the teachers.

This equipment can in no case be borrowed by the students for personal use.

As a consequence, students who wish to use a personal computer on the IAE premises must provide their own equipment (computer and power supplies).

All equipment loans require a formal request to the Reception service of IAE. During the loan period, the equipment is under the responsibility of the borrower who commits to returning it in good condition and at the agreed time. 


Article 14: Computing Equipment

The use of computing equipment provided by IAE whether as part of the coursework or administrative work, must conform to the University’s computing charter. This charter is available on the University’s website and is distributed to all new arrivals who will sign the charter as proof that they acknowledge its contents.


Article 15:

The use of the research laboratory of the institute is reserved exclusively for the PhD students and researchers of the IAE Nice.

Article 16:

The authorised persons are permitted to use in a responsible manner the tools and equipment provided (computers, internet access, University's library documentation…). No document, software, equipment or scientific review must be removed from the research laboratory.


Article 17: Property Rights

The members of the education community (teachers, jury members, students and administrative staff) agree to respect under all circumstances the property rights of the manufacturers or authors of the products used, except if the products are distributed with free rights. 

They agree in particular, but not exclusively to:

Only install software or programs that have been legally acquired or distributed. In addition, the software/program must be approved by IAE for the foreseen use.

Only copy protected works according to the terms of the contract signed between the University and the French Centre for Copying.

The person breaking these rules will be subjected to internal sanctions (teaching or administrative). He may also be personally liable under law for any illegal acts.