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Visit of the President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University at l’X

On the occasion of the 12th Joint Meeting Board of SPEIT, President of École Polytechnique Jacques Biot welcomed his counterpart from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), President Lin Zhongqin, at l’X

A delegation from SJTU, led by its President Lin Zhongqin, visited l’X on Monday, December 11th, 2017, after attending the Joint Board Meeting of SPEIT and visiting ENSTA ParisTech. SJTU has been an important partner of École Polytechnique since 2011, with the creation of SJTU ParisTech Elite Institute of Technology (SPEIT). This institute gathers SJTU and four French Grandes Écoles (École Polytechnique, ENSTA ParisTech, Mines ParisTech and Télécom ParisTech).

The delegation was welcomed by President Jacques Biot. After a general presentation of École Polytechnique, the exchanges focused on research. Indeed, École Polytechnique and SJTU both emphasize on key study fields such as renewable energies, data science and mechanical engineering. Both presidents expressed their will to implement collaborations between the two universities, through the laboratories and their researchers.

The delegation also met with students from l’X and ENSTA ParisTech. Every year, École Polytechnique welcomes students from SPEIT involved either in the academic exchange program or in the double degree program signed between l’X and SPEIT. In the other direction, l'Xsends four Ingénieur Polytechnicien students to SPEIT for a Personal Development and Leadership Training internship.