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École Polytechnique: A Tradition of Scientific Excellence
Located just 20 minutes from Paris the École 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 École 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 École Polytechnique's halls as professors or students.
Programs at École Polytechnique
École 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, École 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.
École Polytechnique holds the following rankings:
- N°1 (France) best Grande École of science and technology in all French rankings
- N°2 (world) Best small University (Times Higher Education, 2018)
- N°28 (world) Most International university (Times Higher Education, 2018)
An International Focus
École Polytechnique is home to a large number of international students and faculty. In all, 36% of the student body and 39% of faculty members are international. École 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, Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science and Technologie and PhD – that are selective and strive to promote a culture of excellence by combining strong scientific knowledge with humanist traditions. École 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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