IMT and Lycée Louis Le Grand seal a partnership deal


For the benefit of IMT’s schools, IMT and Lycée Louis Le Grand signed a partnership on November 13th, 2017 in order to make current students and future preparatory class students aware of the realities and new challenges faced in engineering and managerial careers. This innovative agreement was signed during a conference about the engineering profession held by Lycée Louis Le Grand and hosted by Paul Friedel and Anne Beauval, respectively the Dean and Managing Director of IMT Atlantique, the IMT school selected for this partnership.

 Now more than ever, engineers are on the frontline in responding to the challenges posed by the major transitions that the world is facing – energy transition, industrial transition, and digital transition –which will lead to unprecedented technological advances, all at high speed. Driven by the need for innovation and the emergence of new technologies at the very heart of business organization, the engineering and managerial professions are also evolving at high speed. Through this partnership, IMT – the no.1 group of engineering and management graduate schools in France – and Lycée Louis Le Grand are looking to offer an up-to-the-minute view of these professions and their evolution to high-school science pupils, undergraduates, and students in preparatory classes for entry into Grandes Ecoles.

The partnership aims to help high-school students discover and better understand the reality of the professions that IMT’s schools are preparing them for. They will do this by sharing experiences between teaching staff at the two institutions, as well as through exchanges and dialogue on the professions of tomorrow and meetings between students of Lycée Louis Le Grand and business founders that have been supported by IMT incubators. Entrepreneurship occupies a growing position in training courses at IMT schools.

Inspired by a passion for science and excellence

These institutions share the same vision of excellence and the same demanding outlook. For decades the Paris-based high school has hosted dozens of preparatory classes for admission to some of the highest-performing graduate schools in France. The outstanding results achieved in the admission exams are the product of the ongoing work that precedes preparatory classes. The high school combines teaching Engineering Science with standard Science studies, where the options aim to explore the realities of modern engineering, through an approach focused on engineering methods and constraints. The course content is taught through projects and lessons are geared towards higher scientific studies.

IMT is a key player in higher education and research, training over 13,000 engineers, managers and PhD students every year in order to support businesses in their transformation and to help build the Industry of the Future. Chosen as the IMT Group’s reference school for the partnership with Lycée Louis Le Grand, IMT Atlantique was founded from the merger between Mines Nantes and Télécom Bretagne on January 1st, 2017. This new school now supports 2,300 students spread over three campuses in Brest, Nantes and Rennes, as well as on their site in Toulouse. This new synergy is highly beneficial to research activities and to the 290 permanent researchers and professor-researchers, as well as the incubator that supports, funds and backs 45 innovative projects. These synergies have already been initiated by IMT Atlantique and will also be implemented at IMT’s engineering schools: IMT Lille Douai, IMT Mines Albi, IMT Mines Alès, Mines St Etienne, Télécom Paris, Télécom SudParis and Télécom Ecole de Management.