École Centrale Paris

The maps and aerial photographs on this page illustrate data about École Centrale Paris. École Centrale Paris is a French university-level institution (grande école) in the field of engineering. It is also known by its original name École centrale des arts et manufactures, or ECP. Founded in 1829, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering schools in France and has the special status of Grand établissement. École Centrale Paris offers graduate degree programs as well as PhD opportunities.

École Centrale Paris is one of the Centrale Graduate Schools associated as the Groupe Centrale network with its sister institutions (Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Beijing).

It was the founding party in 1988 of the TIME (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) network, that enables student exchanges among leading European engineering schools. It is also a member of the UniverSud Paris and the CESAER association of European engineering schools.

The school, reputed for its international orientation, has partnerships with the best universities all over the world, such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University, ETH Zurich, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Seoul National University, and University of Peking

Location

École Centrale Paris is located in Châtenay-Malabry, Hauts-de-Seine, a southern suburb of Paris, France (in the Île-de-France region), next to the Parc de Sceaux and its Château de Sceaux.

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History

The École was founded in 1829 on a private initiative by Alphonse Lavallée, who became its first president, and three scientist associates: Eugène Peclet, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, and Théodore Olivier. The founding vision was to educate multidisciplinary engineers for the emerging industrial sector. The institution was offered to the French state in 1857 by its creator, Alphonse Lavallée.

Initially located in the Hôtel de Juigné (now Hôtel Salé and home to the Musée Picasso), it was transferred to rue Montgolfier in 1884, where it stayed until 1969. Its current location neighbours the Parc de Sceaux.

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Close places of interest

Agglomeration community of Hauts de Bièvre (0.49 km)

The Communauté d'agglomération des Hauts de Bièvre, in France, covers seven communes, five in the Hauts-de-Seine and two in the Essonne département. Antony is the seat of the Communauté d'agglomération.

Gare de La Croix de Berny (1.25 km)

La Croix de Berny is a station of Paris RER, localised in Antony, not far from Sceaux, and the beautiful park of Colbert Castle. Bus line connection Since 2007, a bus line, the TVM (Trans Val de Marne) from Rungis is connected to the RER B at this station.

Château de Sceaux (1.29 km)

The Château de Sceaux is a grand country house in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, not far from Paris, France. Located in a park laid out by André Le Nôtre, it houses the Musée de l’Île-de-France, a museum of local history. The former château was built for Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV's minister of finance, who purchased the domaine in 1670. The present château, designed to evoke the style of Louis XIII, dates from the Second Empire. Some of Colbert's outbuildings remain, and the bones of the garden layout.

Arboretum de la Vallée-aux-Loups (1.65 km)

The Arboretum de la Vallée-aux-Loups (13.5 hectares) is a notable arboretum located at 102 rue de Chateaubriand, near the Maison de Chateaubriand, in Châtenay-Malabry, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France. It is open daily except Monday, but closed in January; an admission fee is charged. The park was created circa 1777 by the Chevalier François-Louis Durant du Bignon. It was confiscated during the French Revolution, changed hands several times, and then acquired in 1804 by Louis Cadet de Gassicourt, pharmacist to Napoleon, who collected and maintained rare plants on the property.

Lycée Lakanal (1.65 km)

Lycée Lakanal is a secondary public school (enrollment 3,000) in Sceaux, France. It was named after Joseph Lakanal, a French politician, and an original member of the Institut de France. The school also offers a middle school and highly ranked "classes préparatoires" undergraduate training. Famous French scientists and writers have graduated from lycée Lakanal, such as Jean Giraudoux, Alain-Fournier and Frédéric Joliot-Curie. The school includes a science building, a large park, a track, and dormitories for the Pôle Espoir Rugby and the boarding students.

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