L'X represented at the THE Innovation & Impact Summit 2017
Leading figures from the higher education world have gathered in Hong Kong for the inaugural Times Higher Education Innovation & Impact Summit, hosted by THE in partnership with Hong Kong Polytechnic University. École Polytechnique was represented by its President Jacques Biot who gave a talk on the topic "Empowering future leaders"
This internatonal conference looked at the extent to which the role of higher education in societal development could be identified and measured. The three-day summit set the agenda on how universities could innovate towards creating greater impact. Jacques Biot, President of École Polytechnique was invited to talk on the way of empowering future leaders and on the necessity of universities to prepare for ‘Industry 4.0’.
Otherwise, about thirty alumni of École Polytechnique have met Thursday, 1st June, with President Jacques Biot in the residence of the Consul General in Hong Kong.
"It is with great pleasure and great interest that I receive you this evening at the Residence. I think, it is the first time that so many graduate engineers from a large French institution are gathered in Hong Kong. In 20 years, the scientific and academic landscape has deeply evolved. Nowadays, Hong Kong has 8 public universities, which number nearly 100,000 students of all disciplines and levels, most of which are highly reputable in international rankings and are among the very first in Asia," said the Consul General Eric Berti to welcome his guests.
Jacques Biot emphasised the quality of exchanges that l'X maintains with universities of excellence around the world, especially in China and Japan. He also introduced new academic programs of l'X such as Graduate Degree programs or Bachelor program, a highly selective program, designed in accordance with that of major international universities. For this undergraduate program, École Polytechnique recruits top level students with very high potential, looking to study in a competitive international environment. This program, delivered in English, opens in September 2017.