International partner universities and networks

International partner universities and networks

Here below you will find the list of our partner universities, as well as the international networks CPE Lyon is involved in.

International partner universities

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International networks

CPE Lyon actively participates in several European networks and organisations:

European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTN):

Since 1996 Anthony SMITH, director of International Relations at CPE Lyon, has been the co-ordinator of the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTN), which is a network with 160 members in around thirty European countries that aims to promote chemistry education and assessment in Europe.



CPE Lyon co-ordinates a working group of 12 European higher education chemistry and process engineering institutions. This group developed CHEMEPASS, since 1987an institutional contract, Erasmus Charter for 2007-2013.

Erasmus placement programme:

A mobility contract was signed with the Institut Polytechnique de Lyon in 1995.

Leonardo da Vinci programme, Erasmus contract:

"English for Special Purposes : Chemistry",since 2003.

Programme TransAtlantic Science Student Exchange Program (TASSEP):

This programme has promoted student exchanges between Europe and North America since 2004.

Francophone course in Saint-Petersburg via the Institut Polytechnique de Lyon:

CPE Lyon participates in a project with three other schools in the Institut Polytechnique de Lyon (ECAM, ISARA, ITECH) on Francophone courses in Saint Petersburg.

In the framework of this project, after 3 or 4 years of being taught in French in Saint Petersburg Russian students come to CPE Lyon for 2 or 3 years to obtain an engineer diploma.

Réseau n+i:

It has around fifty French school of engineering members.

The objective is to attract high potential international students that have obtained a Bachelor in their home country to take an engineer diploma (Master) in 2 years (including a transitional semester).

Every year there are usually over 200 applicants. The Director of CPE Lyon, Gérard PIGNAULT, is a member of the network’s governing body.

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