CentraleSupélec (Ecole Supérieure d’Électricité)


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Prof. Hervé BIAUSSER
Supélec has a very special position among the leading engineering institutes. It is the reference in its field - electric energy and information sciences Internationally, with classes of 460 engineers graduating each year, Supelec is on a par with the best departments of electrical and computer engineering of the top American or European universities. SUPELEC'S MISSIONS Supélec has a threefold mission : degree courses, research & development, continuing education. The organization of the Institute enables the teams focusing in specific fields within the three sectors of activity to work together in close synergy. Highly sophisticated equipment is made avalaible to them. Training and instruction for degree courses allow students to reach a high scientific and technical level while developing their general cultural background. Supélec has traditionally sought to strike a fair balance between abstract concepts and their concrete applications. Laboratory work, projects and internships all provide the students with a sense of reality and a taste for the concrete. Students' conceptive abilities, analytical, and communicative skills are developed to enable them to acquire the methodology needed to master complex systems and to adapt to the corporate environment. Creativity, initiative, discernment, a sense of responsibility are the major characteristics of the Supélec spirit. Active participation in associations is thus strongly encouraged. An essential feature of research at Supélec, whether fundamental or applied, is that it is based on the actual needs encountered in industry. It is carried out in close cooperation with industrial partners, in particular through research contracts, by the departments of education and research and by the research laboratories associated with Supélec. The close links between research and teaching make it possible to incorporate the latest scientific and tecnological advances into the student lectures, tutorials and practicals. Research thus guarantees top quality education. Continuing education, on the other hand, allows engineers engaged in professional activities to adapt to new techniques or to increase their overall competence. The programs offered have been drawn up with and for industry. The involvement of faculty members and research personnel in these programs ensures real technology transfer between the Institute and its industrial partners.