About ECL

Ecole Centrale de Lyon as described by its principal:

Pascal Ray

Centrale Lyon is one of the leading scientific graduate schools in France. Steeped in history, Ecole Centrale de Lyon is evolving while continuing to preserve the qualities that fortify its strengths, bolster its prestige and reinforce its appeal.

Our mission: ‘To instil general engineers with a solid scientific and technical background along with a broad world view and the ability to adapt to changing and multi-cultural environments’. Our students will excel in the sciences. They will put them into practice through an open education approach (directed study in labs, practical work, study projects, skills-based approach, internships) and through the teaching of human and social sciences, which are essential for personal development and workplace life.

The energy to embark on new ventures, the strength to act boldly and the courage and desire to always strive to go further guide our students in their journey to become curious engineers, trained in other fields and active participants in their own futures.

This is made possible thanks to the many partnershipswe have developed with schools and universities in France and abroad. ENISE, which will become our institute’s first internal school, is also part of this openness. New opportunities arise every year: from architecture to management, from cooking to craftsmanship, from pure research to medicine, students have many ways to expand their knowledge.

Businesses are involved at every level of education, ensuring that teaching is tailored as closely as possible to their expectations and to the scientific and societal challenges ahead.

In the wings, the lecturer-researchers and staff contribute to Ecole Centrale de Lyon’s transformation by bringing projects to life. This collaborative dynamic drives us to redesign the institute to offer our students an advantageous environment for these projects, meeting the highest international standards.

New spaces for education, meetings and research, with an emphasis on intercultural exchanges, easier access to new technologies and the preservation of our exceptional living environment are just some of the challenges to which we are rising.

Pascal Ray