Education Partnerships

In an increasingly competitive world, partnerships between schools and companies has become a key factor to success.

The involvement of companies is essential to the quality and the development of educational projects at the Ecole.

Ecole Centrale de Lyon offers companies the possibility to hold conferences with Centraliens or to offer projects to groups of students.


Conferences are held throughout the academic year at Centrale Lyon. They aim to reinforce the visibility and name of companies while bringing in expert views on an identified subject as well as to meet Engineering students interested by the subject and/or the company. The subject of these conferences are defined together with the department for professional course units (UEPro) of the Ecole and can be related to various domains.

Submission of Projects

The Engineering students of Ecole Centrale de Lyon get exposed to project management in a practical manner throughout their course of study in order to be well-prepared for their responsibilities in the working environment:

  • the Projet d'Etudes (PE) during the 1st year, to learn about the fundamentals of project management
  • the Projet d'Application Industrielle (PAI) during the 2nd year, technical studies on a real-world problem
  • the Projet d'Option (PO) in the 3rd year, during which the students work on specific projects in their area of specialisation (Energy, Aeronautics, Transport and Traffic, Micro-Nano-Biotechnologies, Civil Engineering and Environment, Informatics and Communication, Mathematics and Decision)