Ecole Centrale de Nantes

In keeping with the traditions of French Engineering schools (grandes écoles d’ingénieurs), Ecole Centrale de Nantes 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.

A member of the Ecoles Centrales Group (Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Paris), Ecole Centrale de Nantes delivers a teaching programme of the highest quality to rigorously selected students.

Our 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.

*The university reserves the right not to run new classes based on the number of enrolled students.



Research


With the support of numerous strong institutional and industrial partnerships Ecole Centrale de Nantes produces world-class academic and applied research. At Ecole Centrale de Nantes you will be in tune with the economic world, at the very heart of innovation. 

With six renowned research laboratories on campus, Ecole Centrale de Nantes draws on exceptional research facilities. We have developed advanced technological platforms such as a marine test site, which allows the testing of energy recovery systems via floating wind turbines and wave energy. Such unique facilities give our students direct exposure to innovative research activities.



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International openness is key to the Ecole Centrale de Nantes vision. 30% of the student population on campus are foreign students from over 70 different nationalities, pursuing double degree or Erasmus Mundus programs, as well as PhDs. Our exceptional and ever-expanding network of international partners includes over a hundred universities in more than 60 countries across the globe. 

We work with an extensive group of valuable partners among whom Altran, EADS, EDF, GDF Suez, Orange, SNCF to name a few.



Faculty contacts


Erwan VERRON

Erwan VERRON

Full Professor - Solid Mechanics
Francisco CHINESTA

Francisco CHINESTA

Full Professor - Computational Mechanics
Guillaume MOREAU

Guillaume MOREAU

Full Professor - Computer Science
Marie Billaud

Marie Billaud

Professor of Mathematics
Patrice CARTRAUD

Patrice CARTRAUD

Full Professor - Solid Mechanics
Pierre FERRANT

Pierre FERRANT

Full Professor - Fluid Mechanics