Networks and partnerships

Academic partners

Academic partnerships allow Centrale Lyon to expand its offers to students and fulfil their ambitions.

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École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon (ENSAL), emlyon business school, ENS Lyon, Lyon 1 University and CHU Lyon, École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique (ENSA), Institut Paul Bocuse, and Chambre des métiers et de l’Artisanat du Rhône (CMA).

Objective: offer students a multi-disciplinary education of the highest quality.

For more information: visit ‘Expanded programmes’

Écoles Centrale Group (GEC)

Comprising the Écoles Centrale of Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and CentraleSupélec, the GEC encourages the harmonisation of educational curricula, the pooling of experience and the use of synergies within international relations. The GEC also includes three international graduate schools: Centrale Pékin, Centrale Casablanca and Mahindra École Centrale.

Objective: Mould students into engineers recognised as archetypes at all levels.

For more information: visit ‘International campuses’

COMUE Université de Lyon

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Centrale Lyon was a founding member of the Lyon Higher Education and Research Hub. Today, the institute is part of the COMUE (University and Institute Community), an umbrella organisation of 12 member institutes and 24 associate institutes from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Objective: enhance our visibility and attractiveness around the world.

For more information: visit the Université de Lyon website

T.I.M.E. (Top Industrial Managers for Europe)

École Centrale de Lyon forms part of the 50 top-quality universities and institutes that make up the TIME network.

Objective: train bilingual engineers who can quickly adapt to global businesses.

For more information: visit the TIME network website

UFA (Franco-German University)

Centrale Lyon is a member of this 194-institute strong network

Objective: improve Franco-German cooperation in higher education and research

For further information: visit the UFA website

Carnot Institute

In partnership with other higher education and research institutes in the Lyon area, Centrale Lyon has created a Carnot-labelled facility: the Carnot Institute.

Objective: to promote and organise partnership projects directed at applied research and businesses.

For more information: visit ‘Carnot Institute’

Collège des Hautes Études Lyon - Science[s] 

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Six higher education institutes from Lyon and Saint-Étienne have joined forces to create a network combining their specialities for the betterment of their students’ skills and knowledge. Centrale de Lyon, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Sciences Po Lyon, VetAgro Sup, Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon and Ecole des Mines form the Collège des Hautes Études – Lyon Science[s] (CHEL[s]). This network provides the opportunity to pool expertise for the benefit of joint initiatives.

Objective: provide an expanded offer of education and research – joint courses, shared modules, MOOCs, CHEL[s] initiatives, Ideas Festival

For more information: visit the CHEL[s] website

Higher education networks

Centrale Lyon actively participates in several eminent associations, such as the Conference of Grandes Écoles (CGE), the Conference of Deans of Schools of Engineering (CDEFI), the Conference of University Presidents (CPU) and the Rhône-Alpes Alliance of Grandes Écoles (AGERA).

Objective: promote all our teaching models

Universities around the world

Centrale Lyon is a partner to 100 universities based across some 40 countries.

Objective: open up to the world through mobility programmes (internships, exchanges, semesters abroad, double degrees, etc.)

For more information: visit the ‘Partnership map’

Industrial and business partnerships

These collaborations allow the institute to enhance its scientific and technical expertise.

École Centrale de Lyon maintains partnerships with numerous companies involved in industries such as aeronautics, energy, the environment, computer science, transportation, vehicles and electronics.

For more information: visit ‘Research and innovation partnerships’