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L’X and the Polytechnic University of Milan strengthen their partnership
Convinced of the substantial value their double degree in mathematics and physics has provided for students at both institutions since its launch in 2011, École Polytechnique and the Polytechnic of Milan renewed the agreement for another five years. What’s more, in response to the request from the students, the double-degree program has been extended to the Faculty of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan, enabling students to also specialize in this field, which accounts considerably for the Italian institution’s excellent reputation.
University Presidents of the U7+ Alliance campaign for Inclusive Education
The Presidential Summit of the international alliance U7+, in which École Polytechnique is a founding member, took place at Bocconi University in Italy from April 11 to 12, 2024. Laura Chaubard, Director General and Acting President of École Polytechnique, attended the conference, which brought together the presidents and executives of over 80 universities worldwide to focus on this year’s theme "Inclusive Education for Inclusive Societies". The summit concluded with a formal statement on Global Access to Higher Education, also calling on the G7 to collaborate in four key areas.
Preparatory training for non-French-speaking students of the Ingénieur Polytechnicien program
Designed specifically for non-French-speaking students as an integral part of their first year in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien program, the preparatory training combines French culture and language classes, scientific courses, sports, and cultural activities. This preparatory program has been developed to help non-French-speaking students become familiar with the academic and social campus environment at École Polytechnique. It takes place while the French and French-speaking international students of the class complete their human and military training. In April 2024, all students of class X2023 will get together for the first academic period of the Ingénieur Polytechnicien program and pursue their engineering studies together.
Graduation of the first class of the Specialized Master's program ETRE in Ivory Coast
The first class of the specialized Master's program "Renewable Energies: Technology and Entrepreneurship" (ETRE), launched by École Polytechnique and Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny in September 2021 to train executives specialized in renewable energy in Ivory Coast, successfully completed the curriculum. The graduation ceremony took place at the French embassy in Abidjan, on 1st March 2024, in the presence of the French Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire Jean-Christophe Belliard.
New partnership with the University of Waterloo
École Polytechnique and the University of Waterloo in Canada have elaborated an agreement allowing students from both institutions to study at the respective partner university across the Atlantic for an exchange semester. The new student mobility agreement between the two institutions contributes to reinforcing the dialogue and partnership between France and Canada.
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École Polytechnique launches the season 2 of its acclaimed MOOC in French language and culture
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.
Researchers of l’X co-organize a conference on AI at the European Parliament
Co-organized by Juan-Antonio Cordero-Fuertes, associate professor in Computer Science at École Polytechnique, the conference “AIvolution - Transforming the European Union´s Economy and Society” brought together academics from several European universities, members of the European Parliament, and experts from the private sector on November 16, 2023.
RESCIF, the Network of Excellence in Engineering Sciences of the French-speaking Community, meets at l’X
École Polytechnique welcomed the delegates from its partners within the alliance RESCIF (Network of Excellence in Engineering Sciences of the French-speaking Community) on campus from October 12 to 14, 2023. The agenda of the meeting included the results of the entrepreneurship summer school, organized by the University Saint Joseph of Beirut in Lebanon in July 2023, as also the results of the call for projects to establish joint laboratories within the RESCIF network.