President of École Polytechnique and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris since 2018, Eric Labaye will step down as head of both institutions on September 16th. He takes stock of the many progress made during his five years in office.
Nearly three hundred students of the X2022 class were involved in the in the Bastille Day parade, while Ecole Polytechnique's link with the Armed Forces, established in 1804, remains as strong as ever. In 2022-2023, 80% of the ingénieur polytechnicien program’s students will have completed their human and military training in the Army, Air Force, Navy, the French Gendarmerie and the Paris Fire Brigade.
École Polytechnique’s presidency of the alliance spurs a unanimous commitment to accelerate sustainable development. EuroTech Universities Alliance president since June 2022, Éric Labaye, the Chairman and President of École Polytechnique and of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, welcomed the presidents of the EuroTech partner institutions at École Polytechnique for their annual meeting on June 7th, 2023.
On June 9, the second REFLEXIONS International conference, organized by the Institut Polytechnique de Paris at Ecole Polytechnique, brought together numerous academic and scientific experts, public and private sector leaders and civil society stakholders to contribute to understanding and resolving regulatory issues in the fight against global warming.
Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), discussed with students of École Polytechnique and of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. She underlined three key challenges for the coming years : the ongoing transformation of globalization, the consequences, including for monetary policy, of digital technologies and global warming.
Presiding the EuroTech Universities Alliance in 2022-2023, École Polytechnique organized the "EuroTech Universities: An alliance working for global sustainability" symposium on March 28, 2023. The event brought together researchers, professors, and the leadership from the EuroTech Alliance's six European partner universities.
Roland Lescure (X87), the French Minister in charge of Industry, came to meet École Polytechnique’s students and start-ups of its ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation supported by its incubator, the Drahi X-Novation Center. He pleaded for École Polytechnique’graduates to fully support the new industrial zero carbon revolution.
The French Prime Minister, Élisabeth Borne (X81), closed the event organized by École Polytechnique to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the admission of women to the School. The event brought together many alumni and representatives of the Polytechnic community as well as 50 high school female students who aspire to pursue scientific studies.
As Erasmus Days are organized throughout the world from October 13 to 15, École Polytechnique highlighted the many opportunities for international exchange and mobility offered to students, PhD candidates, faculty, and administrative staff to support their projects during an event on campus on October 14.
École Polytechnique and the Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science are joining forces to offer a joint Bachelor's and Master's degree in Engineering. This dual degree program, to be launched next year, will accept its first cohort of students in autumn 2024.