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L’X signs a double-degree agreement with Belgium

On April 20th, 2016, École Polytechnique and École Polytechnique of Université libre de Bruxelles (EPB) signed a double-degree agreement. Student exchanges and research partnerships will be facilitated between two institutions.

This is the 32nd double-degree agreement that École Polytechnique signs with an international institution. L’X has indeed signed agreements with prominent universities from all around the world: North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Already benefiting from double-degree agreements in eight European countries, l’X has now established such a partnership in Belgium as well.

This agreement will notably enable engineering students from EPB to undertake the international examination of École Polytechnique. They will study two years and a half at l’X before doing their final year at the EPB, thus graduating from both institutions. The selected students will get both a civil engineer Master's degree from École Polytechnique of Université libre de Bruxelles and an Ingénieur Polytechnicien degree from École Polytechnique.

The agreement will also allow Ingénieur Polytechnicien students to specialize at the end of their studies at École Polytechnique of Université libre de Bruxelles, possibly after a research internship in that institution, to get the same double-degree.

The agreement, that covers an initial period of five years and may be renewed thereafter at the convenience of both partners, also facilitates non-degree student exchanges and encourages research partnerships between both institutions.

"École Polytechnique is one of the most prestigious institutions in the field of engineering sciences; the ULB is delighted to be the only Belgian university to offer a double-degree with l’X", said Didier Viviers, Rector of Université libre de Bruxelles.

Yves Demay, the Director-General of École Polytechnique, added: "We welcome this agreement that strengthens our collaboration with the ULB, one of the most multicultural universities in Europe, with over a third of international students and researchers."