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L'X signed partnership agreements with three major universities in Iran

École Polytechnique signed partnership agreements with three major universities in Iran: the University of Tehran, the University of Isfahan and Sharif University of Technology. The aim is for l’X to develop and promote the collaborations in the fields of education and research with these three universities, thus renewing with its tradition of coop

The agreements signed by l’X with the University of Tehran, the University of Isfahan and Sharif University of Technology, aim at promoting student and faculty mobility as well as encouraging scientific and academic cooperation.

In particular, students in the third year of their Bachelor degree in these three universities will have the possibility to take the competitive entrance exam organized in Iran to access the Ingénieur polytechnicien program. Furthermore, Master’s students selected by both École Polytechnique and the partner university will be able to do a co-supervised PhD between the two institutions after having attended a second year of Master’s program operated at l’X. In return, École Polytechnique students can do their research internship in one of the partner universities in Iran, their accommodation and local expenses being covered.

Through those agreements, l’X and its three partner universities in Iran also promote exchanges of professors for short term stays. Moreover, they agree to conjugate their efforts to organize workshops addressing scientific topics of common interest for both the Iranian and French scientific communities, in order to enhance mutual knowledge and collaborations.

ABOUT ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE / École Polytechnique, also known as L’X, is the leading French institution combining top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undergraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor of Science, Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Master’s level program), Master’s, and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 36% of students and 39% of faculty members).

École Polytechnique offers an exceptional education to prepare bright men and women to excel in top-level key positions and lead complex and innovative projects which meet the challenges of 21st century society, all while maintaining a keen sense of their civil and social responsibilities. With its 22 laboratories, 21 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. École Polytechnique is also a pioneer and leading institution of the major scientific and economic cluster, Paris-Saclay, bringing together top French higher education and research institutions, as well as R&D centers of prominent international companies.


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