Ten reasons to choose Centrale Nantes

  • Top 250 in the world for engineering - The World University Rankings by Subject 2022
  • Top 5 in France for civil engineering, mechanics, aeronautics and manufacturing - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
  • 8th global performer on student mobility - U-Multirank 2022
  • 13 Unrivalled platforms
  • 5 laboratories
  • CNRS silver and bronze medals
  • 1 Member of the National Academy of Technologies of France
  • 1 Member of the French Académie des Sciences

 
  • 43% international students and 87 nationalities on campus
  • 196 academic partners in 51 countries
  • 93 double degree agreements
  • 2/3 of students follow a double degree
  • 20 000 alumni in 44 countries

 
  • A compulsory civic engagement for students
  • Signatory of the Grenoble COP21 agreement
  • Member of the Autre Cercle LGBTQI+ (association)
  • Equality/Diversity Committee
  • Signatory of the #StOpE Initiative against everyday sexism


 
  • 12 months work experience in 3 years
  • +4000 projects/year 250 speakers from industry
  • 15 industrial research and training chairs
  • Between 18 and 20 million euros in research contracts per year
  • A joint business incubator with Audencia and Ensa Nantes
  • 24 incubated projects and more than 100 companies created

 
  • 80% of graduates are in post within 2 months of graduation
  • 96% hold a management position, 87% have a permanent contract
  • 65% choose companies committed to sustainable development
  • 45% choose mid-size companies
  • 20% take up their first post abroad
  • 15% of engineering programme students pursue a PhD
Reason 7
  • +400 course combinations
  • 23 specialisations in years 2 & 3
  • 11 professional options in year 3
  • Gap Year opportunities
  • Double-degree abroad
  • Double-degree programmes - management/architecture/naval studies
  • Mobility in France (Nantes Université, Groupe des Ecoles Centrale, IMT Atlantique, INSTN)
  • In top 5 French cities for student life
  • European Innovation Capital in 2019
  • 2nd greenest city
  • +60 000 students
  • Near the ocean
  • 2 hours to Paris by train

  • 40 acres on the banks of the River Erdre
  • 22 sheep
  • 5 hives and 1,000,000 bees
  • Halls of residence 

  • +110 clubs and associations
  • 27 sports
  • International student association
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Published on May 20, 2022 Updated on June 23, 2022