In keeping with the traditions of French Engineering schools (grandes écoles d’ingénieurs), Centrale Nantes, founded in 1919, trains versatile engineers to a very high scientific and technical level. Equipped with a strong managerial culture, they are capable of placing scientific subjects into a global context incorporating environmental and societal issues.
As a member of the Ecoles Centrales Group (Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Paris), Centrale Nantes delivers a teaching programme of the highest quality to rigorously selected students. Over 2000 students are present on the Nantes campus.
Its extensive links with the world’s top universities opens up international study opportunities. The school belongs to one of the most exclusive networks, which is ever expanding, particularly towards India, Japan, Brazil and Russia.
Beyond this renowned training, with the support of numerous strong institutional and industrial partnerships Centrale Nantes produces world-class academic and applied research. Research and education have always gone hand in hand at the school. The scientific courses fall within the research areas of the school’s teaching staff and they conduct their research in the school laboratories. This osmosis between education and research will be valuable, beneficial and a guarantee of quality in studies at Centrale Nantes.
At Centrale Nantes students are in tune with the economic world, at the very heart of innovation. In a spirit of innovative exploration, entrepreneurship and practical application, its training confront students with the major challenges of the 21st century, combining theory and “doing”.
Centrale Nantes has two major tools for innovation and creation: unrivaled research platforms (ocean test facilities, dynamic and static testing, rapid manufacturing, engine test benchs etc) and an incubator with 20 years of experience in supporting startup projects. Since an engineer develops products for society, students learn how companies work and develop their ability to create, develop and manage them. For those who wish to start their own company, the Centrale Audencia ensa Nantes Business Incubator is there to help.
What matters most to the school, beyond imparting knowledge, is to support students in their personal and career development plans, whether they be already well-defined or yet to be broached. For this reason, each training program is different, and the coaching that students benefit from enhances their personal growth and career development.
There is no student association focused on welcoming international students yet.
The alumni association is Centrale Nantes Alumni.