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The Board of Directors of l'X approves the "NewUni" project

The Board of Directors of École Polytechnique approved the participation of l'X in founding an alliance comparable to international universities of science and technology, grouping several higher education institutions during its meeting on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

The Board of Directors approved the guidelines of the project nominated temporarily (by convention) "NewUni", and approved the participation of École Polytechnique in its foundation.

The Board gave a mandate to the President of l'X to concretize the implementation of the "NewUni" project in connection with the trusteeship and with the institutions wishing to participate in its foundation or to be associated to it, and to initiate the negotiations with the founding members of Paris-Saclay University in order to maintain academic and scientific cooperation with it for the benefit of students and scientific projects.

This vote follows the visit of the President of the French Republic to Plateau de Saclay on October 25, 2017, during which Emmanuel Macron officially created a university of excellence composed of two poles: Paris-Saclay University on one side, and a cluster of institutions situated in the École Polytechnique area on the other side.

Jacques Biot welcomes this favorable vote which confirms the dynamic initiated since the visit of the President of the French Republic: "We intend to implement collectively the orientations approved by the President Emmanuel Macron with diligence and determination. This vote is a first step and we are delighted by the adherence to the project, and the fruitful exchanges maintained by all the institutions that are ready to join forces with us in this ambitious project. "