Presentation of the school

  • The École Centrale de Lyon was founded in 1857 and has been located in Écully since 1967.
  • With 160 years of experience, École Centrale de Lyon’s mission is to train general engineers and apprentices as well as multidisciplinary doctors.
  • The school has 6 research units, located on campus and all CNRS accredited.
  • Aware of globalization and the resulting competitiveness, École Centrale de Lyon has been developing agreements with universities around the world for over 45 years, either in the form of double degrees or partnerships.
  • It also maintains permanent contacts with leading industrial groups, which are regularly present on campus and welcome you during your immersion periods in a company, enabling students to gain up to 18 months of professional experience. In a world of constant change, École Centrale Lyon – through the partnerships it has established and constantly renews – ensures that the training of Centrale engineers is constantly aligned with the expectations of companies so that they can meet the scientific and societal challenges of tomorrow.
  • Finally, in addition to the undeniable scientific and technical skills it teaches, École Centrale de Lyon offers its students an openness to the world and an approach to the human and social sciences, which are the added value of Centrale engineers in Lyon today.

Some numbers

  • More than 1400 students, 25% of whom are international, representing 50 nationalities.
  • 2 student residences, 1 university restaurant, 30 sports offered
  • One of the best Engineering Schools