Les Echos START and ChangeNOW publish the third edition of their ranking of the engineering schools most committed to the ecological and social transition. Centrale Lyon retains its 2nd position, reaffirming its commitment to sustainable development.
ChangeNOW x Les Echos START ranking: schools for changing the world
For the third year running, Les Echos START and ChangeNOW have teamed up to rank the "schools most committed to transition", which assesses schools in terms of their response to environmental and societal issues.
The ranking is structured around six main areas:
- Integration of sustainable development issues into training : specific courses on sustainable development, research projects, internships or pedagogical initiatives focused on sustainability.
- The establishment's strategy and governance : clear sustainability policy, concrete actions to reduce its environmental impact and integration of sustainability principles into its governance.
- Academic excellence and employability : the institution's academic quality and its link with students' employability in the field of sustainability.
- Diversity and inclusion : initiatives to promote equal opportunities, encourage cultural diversity and create an inclusive environment for all students.
- Associative life : student activities and initiatives linked to sustainability.
- Involvement of the alumni network in impact : collaboration between alumni and students, encouraging alumni to get involved in actions that have a positive impact on society.
Centrale Lyon was ranked 1st in terms of involvement of the alumni network in impact, and moved up 8 places in terms of involvement of student associations, and 9 places in terms of diversity and inclusion.
Centrale Lyon pursues its commitment to major transitions
This result reflects the School's commitment to ecological, energy, digital and societal transitions, which it integrates into its overall policy across all its components:
- A strategy built around major transitions, with a dedicated department;
- Training programs that include the complex issues linked to major transitions: collaboration with Carbone 4 to raise students' awareness of how to calculate their own carbon footprint, the construction of modules and a year of initial training specifically dedicated to the challenges of ecological transition through its involvement in CHELS.
- Cutting-edge research in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the member states of the United Nations;
- Responsible and exemplary eco-campuses;
- Accelerated digital transformation.