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Ecole Polytechnique

Ecole Polytechnique: A Tradition of Scientific Excellence

Located just 20 minutes from Paris the Ecole Polytechnique, is the most prestigious engineering Grande Ecole in France. The university is supported by the state and has been operating since it was founded in 1794. The Ecole educates the nation's scientific, industrial and economic elite. Over the last two centuries, incredible scientists, many whose names are connected to fundamental laws and concepts, have walked the Ecole Polytechnique's halls as professors or students.

Programs at Ecole Polytechnique

The Ecole Polytechnique has a broad and comprehensive curriculum that allows each student the opportunity to map out their own professional goals and choose from selected courses that will facilitate these goals. Along with its academic requirements, the Ecole Polytechnique is committed to training young men and women in leadership skills. Activities that promote this include student clubs, community service, and sports and recreational activities which can be practiced on a large campus with all the necessary modern facilities.

Ecole Polytechnique holds the following rankings:

  • 1st (France) best Grande École of science and technology in all French rankings
  • 6th (world) best university for graduate employability

An International Focus

The Ecole Polytechnique is home to a large number of international students and faculty. In all, 30% of the student body and 20% of faculty members are international. Ecole Polytechnique offers French and international students an education that combines research, education and innovation at the highest scientific and technological level.

The university has three graduate programs – Ingénieur Polytechnicien, Master’s and PhD – that are selective and strive to promote a culture of excellence by combining strong scientific knowledge with humanist traditions. Ecole Polytechnique educates responsible men and women who are prepared to take the lead in meeting the challenges of 21st century society.

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Ecole Polytechnique

91128 Palaiseau Cedex

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