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Centrale Nantes confirms its standing in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Centrale Nantes maintains its place in the 401-500 grouping of the world’s top universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, which are published today. On industry income Centrale Nantes is ranked 93rd globally.

on September 11, 2019

Out of the 1396 institutions ranked worldwide by Times Higher Education, Centrale Nantes is positioned in the top 500 globally, 14th in France and in the top five French engineering schools.

To join this elite circle, five major performance indicators are used evaluate institutions: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

Centrale Nantes performed particularly well on two of the indicators:
  • Industry income: second French institution and 93 rd globally
  • International outlook: second French institution


Arnaud Poitou, Director of Centrale Nantes, expressed his satisifaction: Centrale Nantes confirms its standing in this prestigious ranking, marking our continued progress on the international stage. Our performance on industry income underlines the quality of the industrial partnerships in which we are involved. This is welcome recognition for all our teams and their hard work. Enhancing this excellence remains our objective in order to maintain the highest teaching standards and to pave the way for ever more innovative research projects.

Published on September 6, 2019 Updated on October 1, 2019