L'X and Zhejiang University launch a new joint program in Math
École Polytechnique and Zhejiang University (ZJU) announced the creation of a new Double Degree Program in Math. Starting in fall 2020, the program will allow top-notch students to earn both French and Chinese degrees in five to six years’ time.
Students benefitting from this new joint program will learn to analyze complex problems in mathematical sciences, develop global competence and earn academic degrees in France and China.
French students enrolled in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program will spend three years at École Polytechnique in France and two years at Zhejiang University in China. After completing the entire program, they will be awarded the Engineering Degree from École Polytechnique and the Master of Science degree from Zhejiang University. For Chinese students, they will spend three years at each university and earn the Bachelor of Science degree from Zhejiang University and the Engineering Degree from École Polytechnique.
The driving force behind the Double Degree Program in Math stems from a shared commitment to international collaboration in fundamental sciences. École Polytechnique and Zhejiang University both hold reputations as top higher education institutions in their respective countries and worldwide. Previously, the two institutions have collaborated to offer joint programs in innovation and entrepreneurship and renewable energies.
The official kick-off of the program took place on September 25, during a Sino-French workshop run by the Zhejiang University School of Mathematical Sciences, where scholars from École Polytechnique, Zhejiang University and other French institutions met to explore education and research collaborations.