EuroTech Universities Alliance
Since 2018, École Polytechnique has been part of the EuroTech Universities Alliance, a strategic partnership of six leading European science and technology universities. The alliance allows combining the complementary expertise of the six partner institutions to jointly achieve multi-scale initiatives with a positive impact on society and the industry. EuroTech engages with all societal actors to raise awareness of the opportunities offered by science and technology. The six EuroTech universities are: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and l’X.
EuroTeQ Engineering University
École Polytechnique is one of the founders of the EuroTeQ Engineering University, a European university project, which has been selected and supported by the European Union to foster collaboration between higher education institutions across Europe. The ambitious project aims to train tomorrow's engineers in Europe and has been developed by the EuroTech Alliance partner universities and two additional institutions (Tallinn University of Technology and Czech Technical University in Prague). EuroTeQ Engineering University proposes a new academic approach and enriches the curriculum with a catalog of shared courses, innovative and challenge-based learning formats, and joint events. Thus, it equips students with critical competencies, enabling them to develop and implement processes and solutions in line with European values and encouraging them to become actors for a collaborative and sustainable future in Europe.
The EuroTeQ Engineering University project is supported by the European Commission and the French National Research Agency (Investments for the Future program).
Created in 2002, the Alliance program rallies Columbia University, École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in transatlantic cooperation dedicated to research and education. In addition to conferences and joint events, the Alliance program facilitates academic and scientific long-term collaborations between the four partner institutions. It also offers faculty members the opportunity to benefit from Visiting Professorship grants, enabling them to teach at one of the Alliance member institutions during one or several semesters.
U7+ Alliance of World Universities
Bringing together university presidents from over 20 countries, the U7+ Alliance defines commitments and actions higher education institutions can take to address the most pressing global challenges collectively, and in coordination with government leaders in G7 countries and beyond. Emphasizing the crucial role universities play as global actors, the U7+ Alliance has adopted six principles, which establish a solid framework for collective action on the global agenda to tackle major challenges such as the fight against global warming, the preservation of biodiversity, and the promotion of shared values. Students, faculty, and administrators of the member universities are also instrumental in defining and implementing U7+ actions.
Created in 2010, the Network of Excellence in Engineering Sciences of the French-speaking Community RESCIF includes universities from 13 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. By implementing an innovative, focused, and sustainable cooperation between 17 technological universities, RESCIF aims to address major challenges of emerging and developing countries. The international collaboration focuses on critical issues such as water, energy, nutrition, urban planning, and big data while promoting young engineers' training in the most advanced technologies and research to foster sustainable development. The presidency and management of RESCIF's General Secretariat is currently driven by the Catholic University of Leuven.
SJTU Paris Elite Institute of Technology (SPEIT)
The SJTU Paris Elite Institute of Technology brings together four French leading higher education institutions (École Polytechnique, Mines ParisTech, Télécom Paris, ENSTA Paris) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University to provide highly qualified Chinese and international students with an academic education that will enable them to become industrial leaders and innovators. The SPEIT master's degree has been accredited by the CTI (Commission des Titres d'Ingénieurs), an independent body attesting to the quality of Engineering education programs. A double degree agreement with École Polytechnique permits up to eight students from SPEIT per year to study in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien program.
EIT InnoEnergy, in collaboration with the École Polytechnique, offers a Master's degree in Renewable Energy. The MSc RENE (Master's in Renewable Energy) is a two-year program, one of which takes place within the STEEM master's program at X and the second in one of the following partner universities :
- IST: Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
- KTH: Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
- UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Barcelona, Spain