École Centrale de Lyon has established partnerships with international networks based across Europe, the Mediterranean and the world.
Europe: T.I.M.E. (Top Industrial Managers for Europe)
École Centrale de Lyon is a member of the T.I.M.E. network that includes 50 internationally renowned universities. The network’s common goal is to train bilingual and bicultural engineers who will possess indispensable qualities, such as the ability to adapt and work in multicultural environments, which are often very different to the two countries in which they had studied. This network was originally European based but has now opened up to the world: Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Russia.
Find out more: TIME network website
China: The 5+4 network*
Ever since the first partnership agreement signed between École Centrale de Lyon and Tsinghua University in 1990, such collaborations have extended to the Jiaotong universities of Shanghai, the Southwest and Xi’an.
A 4+4 agreement was signed in 1996. Its objective was to educate highly skilled, bicultural engineers in likeness to the T.I.M.E. network. This agreement has since expanded to include five Écoles Centrales and the Chinese universities.
The 5+4 network has allowed the mutual interests of the students to be vigorously advanced.
Graduates enter their professional careers in China or France within multinational groups or Chinese companies.
This network comprises:
- 5 Écoles Centrales
- Tsinghua University
- Xi’an Jiaotong University
- Shanghai Jiaotong University
- Southwest Jiaotong University
* This 5+4 network could become the 5+6 network if the partnership currently being formed with the Jiaotong universities of Beijing and Zhejiang are formalised.
Brazil: The 5+6 network
Following on from the bilateral research collaborations established between École Centrale de Lyon and several Brazilian universities, a Franco-Brazilian network has emerged to offer a framework for academic exchanges. This network comprises:
- 5 Écoles Centrales
- Polytechnical School of the University of Sao Paulo (EP-USP)
- State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
- Federal University of Ceara (UFC)
- Polytechnical School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (EP-UFRJ)
- Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
- Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC Rio)
This dynamic network allows scores of Brazilian students to come to France and offers French students opportunities to study in Brazil, whether for a double degree, a year-long exchange or for a laboratory placement.
Mediterranean area: RMEI network
The Mediterranean Network of Engineering Schools (RMEI) is a network of over 70 technical universities and engineering graduate schools from 16 Mediterranean countries. These institutions have worked together for over a decade in the education of sustainable development as it pertains to the moulding of engineers in Mediterranean countries.
Under this network, students from École Centrale de Lyon, with other young people of the region, carry out joint projects every year on topics presenting the key assets of the Mediterranean.
Find out more: RMEI website