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Academic and Research Departments of École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique Academic and Research Departments bring together professors and researchers from the Research Center laboratories, combining academic studies and research for each given discipline.

The departments are supervised by a director and a department committee. The departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mechanics, and Physics organize and manage student practical workshops and labs.

> Department of Biology
École Polytechnique was the first French general engineering school to introduce biology into its curriculum.

> Departement of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry welcomes students who would like to familiarize themselves with the subject, as well as those who seek future careers in chemistry.

> Department of Economics
The Department of Economics offers courses in Economic Science which are designed to prepare engineers entering the domains of industry and research.

> Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
A special feature of École Polytechnique which sets it apart from other leading French engineering schools, the courses taught in the HSS Department provide a unique and enriching experience for students.

> Department of Computer Science
The goal of the Department of Computer Science is to equip students with fundamental skills in computer science for their future careers.

> Department of Languages and Cultures
The goal of the Department of Languages and Cultures is to equip Polytechnicians with a solid international profile, enabling them to confront the challenges of the multicultural world in which they are to evolve.

> Department of Pure Mathematics
The professors in the Department of Pure Mathematics pursue advanced mathematical research at the highest international level. Their expertise is a valuable resource for Polytechnician, Master's and PhD students.

> Department of Applied Mathematics
École Polytechnique is the only leading French university to possess separate Departments for both Pure and Applied Mathematics.

> Department of Mechanics
The Department of Mechanics offers future engineers and doctors multidisciplinary courses focused on the major areas of mechanics, namely fluid and solid mechanics.

> Department of Physics
Due to its interdisciplinary reach, physics plays a leading role among the other scientific subjects.

> Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
To face the evolutions of the business world and the needs of large industrial groups, École Polytechnique concentrates its academic and research programs on management in this Department.