Centrale Nantes celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. Here are some of the key dates in its foundation and development over the last century. The transformation in 1991 to Ecole Centrale de Nantes reflected a broadening of the curriculum - the school today trains versatile engineers equipped with a strong scientific and technical culture.
Centrale Nantes has a mindset and a mode of operation oriented towards exploration, entrepreneurial spirit and practical application, from theory to the design of solutions adapted to economic challenges and industrial players. Our programmes prompt students to reflect on the major societal challenges of the 21st century. Among these, the three major growth and innovation challenges of energy transition, manufacturing and healthcare emerge and structure the curriculum.
Hotbeds of innovation and open-mindedness, the 6 research laboratories of the school and its 500+ researchers provide strong links with the local and international industrial fabric. They enjoy a reputation for excellence in the world, particularly in naval hydrodynamic, civil engineering, composite materials, robotics and big data analysis. 12 industrial chairs were created and more than 100 contracts are processed annually, in accordance with public bodies, large groups and small to medium sized businesses.
The Student Affairs Office supports the Academic Affairs Department. It deals with the administrative educational matters for the entire student body, from enrolment to graduation.
The International Relations Department is here to welcome students to Centrale Nantes and help with all the administrative aspects on arrival.
Each year Centrale Nantes signs a cooperation agreement with "CROUS" (French national organization) to book accommodations in university residences near the campus.Through this agreement, the International Relations Department proposes international students accommodation in five CROUS residences which offer independent rooms from 9m2 to 20m2. Depending on the residence, there can be shared or independent toilets, bathrooms and kitchens. The monthly cost is different depending on the comfort you choose.
The Centrale Nantes Multimedia Library strives to provide students, teachers, researchers, research engineers and doctoral students with the documentary resources that meet their needs.
It is part of the network with the university library of Nantes.
The Ecole Centrale wireless network: WIFI-ECN
Medicals, vaccinations, minor ailments ... the school nurse is on hand and will be your main contact point for preventative medecine and first aid.
All the Centrale Nantes buldings are located in the Campus North of Nantes. Downtown is located 10 min away by tramway.
Students, staff, teachers - for a coffee break, lunch or an event, the cafeteria space of
Building E is versatile and open to everyone. Microwaves are available to heat up your food.
Outside the campus few restaurants are available and a university restaurant.
A very lively and dynamic associative activity, thanks to student commitment and the active support of the school.