Supervised by the Minister for Higher Education, the Cnam - The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), or National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts - is a Public Scientific, Cultural and Professional Institution, classed as a grand établissement, among France's top higher education establishments.
It has 3 missions:
- Training throughout life
- Technological research and innovation
- Dissemination of scientific and technical culture