The sixth edition of the Bachelors speech contest took place on February 13, 2024. Open to 2nd-year students, this competition illustrates the openness and multidisciplinarity of this post-baccalaureate program, which is taught entirely in English and is now recognized worldwide.
Led by Céline Guivarch, an economist, climate change specialist at École des Ponts and writer for the IPCC, this 40-hour course is aimed at 2nd-year students of the Cycle ingénieur polytechnicien program. Its aim is to give them a systemic vision of the major challenges of sustainability, and to equip them with the knowledge they need to tackle them. Launched at the start of the 2024 academic year, it is part of École Polytechnique's Climate Plan.
The two École Polytechnique’s teams ended 3rd and 4th in the prestigious SWERC 2023 programming contest (Southwestern Europe Regional Contest) of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which took place in Paris. The best of the two will take part in the European EUC 2024 contest in March, followed by the ICPC world final in September.
Building on the success of its "Studying in France" online course, the École Polytechnique’s academic team behind it is launching a new advanced MOOC. Entitled "Understanding France, Advanced French Language and Culture", this online course focuses on French and Francophone cultures.
École polytechnique remains at the top of the 2024 ranking of French Engineering Schools published by the French magazine L'Étudiant, ahead of ENSTA Paris (2nd) and École des Mines Paris Tech (3rd). The ranking covers 170 Schools.
École Polytechnique's Executive Education division is launching five new programs for executives and managers of private and public organizations, focusing on technological innovation, cybersecurity, cloud, data and artificial intelligence, and sustainable performance and governance.
Located in the heart of the École polytechnique district on the Saclay plateau, this architecturally unique building will house the teaching and learning facilities of seven higher education and research establishments, including École polytechnique, which have spearheaded this ambitious collective project.
Ranked at the top of French engineering Schools of excellence, Ecole Polytechnique provides its engineering new graduates with an average first employment gross salary that is almost 45% higher than that of other engineering French Schools. Almost a third the Cycle Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program graduates go into research, making a major contribution to France's scientific and technological influence.
The Institut Polytechnique de Paris, of which the École Polytechnique is a founding member, has moved up 24 places in THE 2024 ranking of the world's top universities. Three other French higher education and research establishments are in the Top 75 of this ranking.
As part of the Erasmus Days, organized across Europe and celebrated by IP Paris, École Polytechnique's International Affairs office brought together students and staff on October 9, 2023, to take a closer look at the many opportunities for international mobility offered at l'X and to share experiences.
École Polytechnique and the University of California, Berkeley signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reinforce their international cooperation. The Polytechnique-Berkeley Research Fellowship program is one of the academic and scientific initiatives the two institutions plan to develop further. It enables École Polytechnique’s engineering students to enroll in a research internship within the laboratory of Berkeley’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department and hence immerse themselves in the research environment in the United States.