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Supélec
École Supérieure d'Électricité
Motto L'École Supérieure d'Électricité, une grande école d'ingénieurs au cœur des sciences de l'information, de l'énergie et des systèmes
Established 1894
Type French Grande École
President Alain Bravo
Students 1850
Location Gif-sur-Yvette, Rennes, Metz, France
Website http://www.supelec.fr

École supérieure d'électricité, commonly known as Supélec, is one of the most prestigious and selective grandes écoles in France, and one of the finest institutions in the field of electric energy and information sciences.

It is a member of Top Industrial Managers for Europe (TIME) network.


Coordinates: 48°42′30″N 2°09′50″E / 48.70833°N 2.16389°E / 48.70833; 2.16389

History

Supélec was founded in 1894 by Eleuthère Mascart, elected: Perpetual Member and Secretary of the "Academie des Sciences" and Foreign Member of the British Royal Society, Professor at the Collège de France, won the Bordin Prize in 1866 and the Grand prix de l'Académie des sciences in 1874.

The historical goal of Supélec was to educate engineers for the then booming electrical industry.

Organization

Supélec was originally based in Rue de Staël, 15th district of Paris. Then it moved to Malakoff, close to Porte de Vanves and to Gif-sur-Yvette in 1975 where the main campus is currently located. A second campus was opened in Rennes in 1972 and a third one in Metz in 1985. Since 2004, the Supélec Director has been Alain Bravo.

Key Numbers (2006):

  • Budget : EUR 35.5 M
  • Alumni Association Budget : EUR 12 M

Students (2006):

  • 460 Engineering Degrees
  • 166 Masters Degrees
  • 48 Doctors Degrees

Faculty and Staff (2006):

  • 150 Professors and Researchers
  • 580 Professors
  • 140 Technicians and Administrative Staff

Alumni

Supélec alumni include: Jean-Luc Lagardère, Thierry Breton, Philippe Morillon and Pierre Schaeffer.

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