Key Institutional Research Partnerships
As part of its research activities, the École Polytechnique has formed partnerships with several public institutions.
All of the École Polytechnique's laboratories are joint research units with the CNRS. Some of the laboratories also work under the auspices of public institutions such as the CEA (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique - commission for atomic energy), Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale - French National Institute for Health and Medical Research), ENSTA ParisTech (École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées - National School for Advanced Technology) and other partner universities.
In order to promote the medical applications of its research programs, the École Polytechnique has also joined forces with the Département de la Recherche Clinique et du Développement de l’Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP - Department of Clinical Research and Public Assistance Development - Paris Hospitals), by signing a scientific partnership agreement. The objective is to strengthen scientific collaboration with research institutes and medical professionals.
The National Center for Scientific Research is a public research organization (public science and technology institution under the supervision of the Ministry for Higher Education and Research). It is a key partner in the École Polytechnique's research as a co-supervisor of all of its laboratories.
A key player in research, development and innovation, the Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy is involved in four major fields: low-carbon energy (nuclear and renewable), information and health technology, Très grandes infrastructures de recherche (TGIR – Large-Scale Research Infrastructures -), and global defense and security. It collaborates with the École Polytechnique in research specific to lasers and materials irradiation. This work is used in particular to understand astrophysics phenomena and the nuclear field.
École Polytechnique laboratories working jointly with the CEA : Irradiated Solids Laboratory (LSI) and Intense Lasers Laboratory (LULI).
The French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) is a public science and technology institute. It is the only public French research organization dedicated entirely to human health. It partners with the École Polytechnique for research conducted on understanding how proteins work and their organization within cells and tissues, which requires expertise in molecular and cell biology, optics and femtosecond dynamics.
École Polytechnique laboratories working jointly with INSERM : Optics and Biosciences Laboratory (LOB).
Inria is a public science and technology research institution (EPST) under the double supervision of the ministries in charge of research and industry. It was formed in 1967 to conduct high-quality research in the computer science and pure mathematics areas of digital science and to ensure the impact of this research. It works with the École Polytechnique on research in the areas of modeling, mathematical analysis, digital simulation, network communications, signal processing, computer security and more.
École Polytechnique laboratories working jointly with Inria : Applied Mathematics Center (CMAP), Computer Science Laboratory (LIX).
The AP-HP, Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (Public Assistance Hospitals of Paris), is the Île-de-France university hospital center (CHU) and the number one CHU in Europe. The seven million people who receive care there each year benefit from state–of-the-art treatment developed from research conducted in all of the medical fields. The AP-HP's Department of Clinical Research and Public Assistance Development works along with the École Polytechnique to strengthen the scientific collaboration between research and medical professionals. It benefits in particular from the École Polytechnique's expertise in imaging, radiation sources, molecular structures for medical applications, modeling and computer science.
École Polytechnique's laboratories working jointly with AP-HP : Biochemistry Laboratory (BIOC), Hydrodynamics Laboratory (LadHyX), Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD), Plasma Physics Laboratory (LPP), Physics of Interfaces Laboratory (PICM), Condensed Matter Physics (PMC).
> ENSTA ParisTech
ENSTA ParisTech is a multidisciplinary grande école that trains engineers who can design, build and manage complex systems. The École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées offers a curriculum of scientific and technological studies complemented with courses in economics, personal development and linguistics. It helps supervise three laboratories with the École Polytechnique. Their fields cover chemistry, optics in bioscience and applied optics.
École Polytechnique laboratories working jointly with ENSTA Paris Tech : Organic Synthesis Laboratory (LSO), Applied Optics Laboratory (LOA), Optics and Biosciences Laboratory (LOB).
The Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (UPMC) specializes in science and medicine. It is the founding member of the Sorbonne Universities with the Université Paris-Sorbonne and the French National Natural History Museum. Its partnership with the École Polytechnique involves laboratories in the areas of dynamic meteorology, lasers and plasmas, located at both facilities.
École Polytechnique's laboratories working jointly with UPMC : Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD), Plasma Physics Laboratory (LPP), Intense Lasers Laboratory (LULI).
> Université Paris Sud
Paris-Sud is a multidisciplinary university with a primary focus on science and health. It is highly-respected internationally for its excellence in research, attractive courses, dynamic student life and multiple partnerships. It shares supervision with the École Polytechnique of a laboratory specializing in the study of laboratory and space plasmas, cold and warm plasmas, and the development of the ITER nuclear fusion reactor.
École Polytechnique's laboratories working jointly with the Université Paris Sud : Plasma Physics Laboratory (LPP).
> MINES ParisTech
MINES ParisTech has been training high-level engineers capable of solving complex problems in a wide variety of fields since it was founded in 1783. The school is a founding member of ParisTech, which encompasses 12 of the most prestigious engineering and management grandes écoles in Paris. It collaborates with the École Polytechnique on research into the mechanics of solids, in particular the behavior of multi-scale material and the behavior and sustainability of structures.
École Polytechnique laboratories working jointly with MINES ParisTech : Solids Mechanics Laboratory (LMS).
> École des Ponts ParisTech
The École des Ponts ParisTech is a French grande école that trains high-potential engineers and future high-level executives with science and technology backgrounds, called to take up the major challenges facing society today and in the future. Open to students and researchers of many nationalities, it is a small school with a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. It partners with the École Polytechnique on research into the mechanics of solids, in particular the behavior of multiscale material and the behavior and sustainability of structures.
École Polytechnique laboratories working jointly with the École des Ponts ParisTech : Solids Mechanics Laboratory (LMS).
The École normale supérieure (ENS) is an elite higher education institution (graduate school) for undergraduate and graduate studies and a prestigious French research center. It has fourteen academic and research departments spanning primary fundamental literature and scientific fields. It works on research conducted within the École Polytechnique in the fields of climate change and anthropogenic effects, as well as the study of dynamic and physical processes in fluid envelopes and the surface.
École Polytechnique laboratories working jointly with ENS: Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD).