Ecoles Centrale Group

Published on December 16, 2016 Updated on March 16, 2023

The five Ecoles Centrale - Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Supélec (Paris) and Méditerranée - 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 complementarity
  • broaden their industrial collaboration
  • develop their international relations policies
  • promote the Ecoles 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).

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.

Centrale Casablanca

Founded in 2013, this establishment is built on the Centrale model. Successful completion of the three-year Centrale Casablanca engineering programme - coming after two years of post-secondary study - confers the Moroccan state diploma. Centrale Casablanca is the first engineering school in Morocco whose innovative teaching programme aims to train engineers of high scientific level, with a multidisciplinary culture and a international openness.

Published on December 16, 2016 Updated on March 16, 2023