Ecoles Centrale Group

Published on December 16, 2016 Updated on November 14, 2017

The five Ecoles Centrale - Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Supélec (Paris) and Marseille - share the same vision of excellence in general engineering higher education.

The members of the group, which came into being in 1990, pursue a number of joint objectives:
  • harmonise their pedagogical projects and recruitment at home and abroad
  • increase exchanges between final year engineering students
  • co-ordinate their research policies and ensure their complimentarity
  • broaden their industrial collaboration
  • develop their international relations policies
  • promote the Ecole Centrale image at home and abroad through increased visibility at institution level, but also in the business world.
The Ecoles Centrale share the same practices for recruiting French and international students and for the engineering training programme. Their complementarity allows students to complete their final year in another of the group's schools.


In terms of its size and potential, the Ecoles Centrale Group is on a par with MIT, Technische Universität Berlin or other major European or American universities.
The group is expanding, notably with the opening of schools internationally.

Centrale Beijing

Centrale Beijing has welcomed around 100 Chinese engineering students per year since it opened its doors in September 2005. After one year of intensive study of French, each student follows a five-year programme to obtain a double diploma (French and Chinese).
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Mahindra Ecole Centrale

MEC was founded in September 2013, officially opening its doors in August 2014. It is the fruit of collaboration between Tech Mahindra, an Indian company, Centrale Paris and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad. The school is based on the same model as the Ecoles Centrales in France.
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Centrale Casablanca

The École Centrale Casablanca was inspired by a strategic partnership between École Centrale Paris (now Centrale Supélec) and the Ministry for Industry, Commerce and New Technologies in the Kingdom of Morocco. The agreement relating to the creation of the École Centrale Casablanca was signed on April 3, 2013 in the presence of His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, and the President of the French Republic, François Hollande. The École Centrale Casablanca opened its doors in September 2015 with a post-preparatory thee-year Engineering program and a Specialized Masters degree.
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Centrale Nantes - Mauritius Campus

With the opening of a Bachelor Programme on its new Mauritius Campus in autumn 2016, Centrale Nantes will respond to the increasing demand for engineering education in Africa and the Indian Ocean, and extend its own international presence.

Course information here
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Published on December 16, 2016 Updated on November 14, 2017