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Ecole Polytechnique
English Name: Ecole Polytechnique
Region: Western Europe
Country: France
Found Year: 1794
Address: Route de Saclay

Since its establishment during the French Revolution in 1794, École Polytechnique has offered the brightest students of each generation the optimal conditions to develop their full scientific and personal potential.

The mission of École Polytechnique is to train high-potential scientists and future top-level international executives with strong scientific backgrounds who will play a leading role in implementing complex and innovative projects and meeting the challenges of the 21st century through careers in industry, research and public service. To keep pace with ever-increasing global competition in academics, research and innovation, École Polytechnique and its partner members of Université Paris-Saclay have decided to combine their resources and create a world-class collaborative education and research cluster.

École Polytechnique wields a substantial network of partner universities located all over the world. Its long-standing reputation of excellence, combined with the prestige of its partners, attracts world-class students and researchers to its various academic programs and to the laboratories in its cutting-edge Research Center.

École Polytechnique offers three types of academic programs: the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program, Master’s and Doctoral programs. The Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program, arguably France’s most selective and demanding program in advanced science and engineering, offers a multidisciplinary scientific education of the highest level, supplemented with courses in humanities and the arts as well as foreign languages. The Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program also develops students’ interpersonal and managerial skills through internships with major companies and in research laboratories, through experiences studying abroad, the practice of sports and participation in the numerous on-campus student clubs and organizations. 500 students are admitted in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program each year, including 100 international students of thirty different nationalities. The competitive entrance exam can be taken after two or three years of undergraduate studies in science.

Besides the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program, École Polytechnique also offers Master’s programs for advanced scientific studies in a dozen subjects, attracting about 450 students each year - half of which are international students and it also offers Bachelor's programs.

Lastly, every year 550 students (40% of which are international students) enroll in a doctoral program and conduct research in École Polytechnique’s research departments.

École Polytechnique’s Research center hosts 22 research departments which conduct high-level research projects that extend the boundaries of knowledge and address interdisciplinary scientific, technological and societal challenges. The laboratories are equipped with some of the most advanced technical resources available today. Many of the projects are developed through strong partnerships with companies and public institutions.

École Polytechnique assists reserach departments with developing their industrial relations and marketing their skills and scientific expertise to business partners. In commercializing their patents, software, and techniques, École Polytechnique plays an important role in stimulating the economy, while generating new resources and funding for the Research Center laboratories.

The university also has a number of academic and research chairs, established alongside the most renowned corporations both in France and abroad.


École Polytechnique fosters innovation and entrepreneurship through three Master’s programs: “Project – Innovation – Design”, “Network Industries and Digital Economy”, and “Engineering and Innovation Technologies”, as well as through support structures such as its business incubator, various associations and start-up grants, thus maximizing exchanges and networking opportunities among its students, alumni and research teams.


École Polytechnique not only trains scientists, it develops critical and creative minds that dare to take the necessary leaps for creating businesses, for innovating, and for inventing. It not only prepares its students to assume responsibilities, it imbues them with a sense of responsibility.

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Master's Degree Programs
           Analysis; Arithmetic, Geiometry
           Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
           Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
           Cognition and Complex Systems
           Complex Information Systems
           Economics Analysis and Policy
           Economics and Public Policy
           Economics of Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development
           Economics of Markets and Organizations
           Engineering and Innovation Technologies
           Engineering of Biomolecules
           Environmental Mechanics and Physics
           Fluid Mechanics
           Fundamental Computer Science
           Fundamental Concepts In Physics
           Fusion Sciences
           High Energy Physics
           Management, Innovation, Conception In Science and Technology
           Material Science and Structural Mechanics
           Materials Science and Nano-Objects
           Materials Science For Sustaninable Construction
           Mathematics and Modeling
           Molecular Chemistry
           Optics, Matter and Plasmas
           Probability Theory and Aleatory Modes
           Probability Theory and Finance
           Quantum Devices
Doctoral Programs
           Applied Mathematic
           Applied Mathematic
           Applied Optics
           Chemistry and Process
           Chemistry of Natural Substances Institute
           Computing For Mechanics and Engineer Sciences
           Computing Laboratory
           Condensed Matter
           Condensed Matter Physics
           Condensed State, Atoms and Molecules
           Dynamical Meteorology
           Economy and Social Sciences
           Fluid, Automatic and Technical System
           Heteroelements and Coordination
           Higher Scientific Studies
           Irradiated Solids L
           Laurent Schwartz Mathematics
           National Institute For Computing Research
           Optics and Biosciences
           Optics and Biosciences
           Organic Synthesis
           Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films
           Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films
           Physics of Plasmas
           Reactive Mechanisms
           Research Department For Condensed State, Atoms and Molecules
           Solid Mechanics
           Theoretical Physics
           Theoretical Physics
           Use of Intense Laser

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