In keeping with the traditions of French Engineering schools (grandes écoles d'ingénieurs), Ecole Centrale Nantes, founded in 1919, trains versatile engineers to a very high scientific and technical level. Equipped with a strong managerial culture, they are capable of placing scientific subjects into a global context incorporating environmental and societal issues. As a member of the Ecoles Centrales Group (Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Paris), Centrale Nantes delivers a teaching programme of the highest quality to rigorously selected students. Over 2000 students are present on the Nantes campus. Research and education have always gone hand in hand at the school. The scientific courses fall within the research areas of the school's teaching staff and they conduct their research in the school laboratories. This osmosis between education and research will be valuable, beneficial and a guarantee of quality in your studies at Centrale Nantes.
The school belongs to one of the most exclusive networks, which is ever expanding, particularly towards India, Japan, Brazil and Russia. With the support of numerous strong institutional and industrial partnerships Centrale Nantes produces world-class academic and applied research. At Centrale Nantes you will be in tune with the economic world, at the very heart of innovation. Since an engineer develops products for society, you will learn how companies work and develop your ability to create, develop and manage them. For those of you who wish to start your own company, the Centrale Audencia ensa Nantes Business Incubator is there to help.
Research at Centrale Nantes is carried out in highly competitive internationally recognized laboratories. Centrale Nantes believes in an interdisciplinary approach and encourages a spirit of adventure to solve tomorrow's major challenges: Manufacturing, Energy transition and Health. All fields of investigation are related to the science of engineering, i.e. automatic control, robotics, telecommunication, ocean engineering, mechanics of materials and calculation of structures and civil engineering. Centrale Nantes is committed to ensuring that industry benefits directly or indirectly from our research through technology transfer. This transfer can take the form of patents and licences, research partnerships, bilateral collaboration, and joint teams and facilities. Our research facilities allow us to forge strong links with industry through the shared use of very large scale equipment. Researchers from the national and European academic community can benefit from those facilities as well as industry players in order to conduct experiments on prototypes of relevant size.