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France’s leading university of Science and Technology

École Polytechnique

Founded in 1794, École Polytechnique, also known as l’X, is France’s leading institution of excellence in Science and Technology which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its range of academic programs include undergraduate, Ingénieur Polytechnicien, Master’s and PhD programs, which all promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions.

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École Polytechnique ensures that students graduate with not only an excellent scientific education, but also a strong multidisciplinary background. The curriculum focuses mainly on science: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, economics, computer science, mechanics, etc., but also includes a variety of subjects like foreign languages, sports, humanities, social sciences, arts, and literature.

It’s also a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris, an institute of excellence that brings together five prestigious French engineering schools around a common ambition: create a world-class institute for cutting-edge research and training programs of excellence.

École Polytechnique’s unique environment, combined with the high-level of the students who go through a very selective process to access École Polytechnique attracts some of the most distinguished faculty in the world.

Most of our programs’ curriculum are anchored in research. In order to provide its outstanding education, École Polytechnique relies on a world-class research center, where 23 laboratories are operated in cooperation with CNRS (the French National Center for Research), CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), INRIA, INSERM and several other institutions. Students have access to all our laboratories through the different projects, courses and research internships they are required to complete during their studies.

France’s leading university of Science and Technology

Academic rankings demonstrate the competitiveness of École Polytechnique in France and abroad. Leader of scientific and technological institutes in France, l'X was ranked N°2 World's best small universities (Times Higher Education 2019) thanks to our emphasis on innovative teaching methods and our continued presence at the forefront of French research. L'X was also ranked N°18 World's Best university in terms of student employability (QS 2020). Our renowned Alumni, including numerous current CEOs of French and international companies, visit frequently and you will reap the benefits of having them share their knowledge in special seminars and conferences.

Personal development is also a key feature of education at École Polytechnique. Our objective is to instil students with the strong values and skills in communication, interpersonal relations and management that are essential for their future career.

Student life at École Polytechnique extends far beyond academic courses. Sports, performing arts, student clubs and activities not only enrich students’ time on campus, but also offer wonderful opportunities for learning, networking and developing important skills outside of the classroom.

France’s leading university of Science and Technology