A product of the French Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment, École Polytechnique has a rich history that spans over 220 years. Since its inception, the school has borne a tradition of scientific excellence and commitment to serving the common good.
All École Polytechnique courses are highly selective, apply a multidisciplinary scientific approach, and are closely involved with research.
The following fields cover all research currently being conducted at École Polytechnique:
On campus, École Polytechnique has around 1,500 student apartments and a hotel with around fifty rooms.
Located in the heart of the campus, the central library provides lecturers, students and researchers with the documents they need for their work and offers all members the means to pursue an individual or group cultural activity.
Health and Counseling Services
École Polytechnique has its own medical center staffed with a team of health care and preventive care professionals, psychologists and social workers.
The École Polytechnique site offers students, researchers, staff and visitors a whole range of services, facilities and activities which create a lively and active campus life.
The École Polytechnique's vibrant student life can be attributed to the wide range of associations available to students. In total, polytechnicians take part in almost 250 associations in a great variety of cultural, artistic, social, scientific, religious and sporting activities.These associations, known as "binets" in polytechnician jargon punctuate campus life, enabling like-minded students to get together and share their passions. This involvement in the associations is unique with over three quarters of École Polytechnique students taking part.
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