Lyon Polytechnic Institute was created in 1992 and gathers 4 higher education institutions in Lyon offering masters of science and Engineering: CPE, ECAM-Lasalle-Lyon, ISARA and ITECH. The history of some of these schools date back to the 1880’s.
IPL schools offer cross-disciplinary education combining high-level scientific and technical knowledge with management skills while supporting students’ personal, professional and social development. The teaching is deeply rooted in the industrial reality, thanks the long-term partnerships of the schools with companies and industries. Courses are taught by researchers as well as professionals, several “real-life” hands-on projects, internships and work placements are proposed throughout the curriculum, with a very high employment rate within six-months after students’ graduation.
IPL schools provide applied research activities to respond to industrial issues and support socio-economic development. They also develop vocational training programs for companies’ staff. Industrial research projects are an integral part of students’ curriculum.
Our graduates hold a variety of positions (R&D, production management, quality and safety, consulting and expertise, sales and marketing, logistics and supply chain) in a wide-range of industries and sectors of activities:
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All international students have a full access to student offices on each campus. International relation departments in each school are dedicated to provide them with all services adapted to their needs (administration, visa, residence permits, housing, academic mentoring and tutoring, medical care…). Moreover, dedicated student associations are also there to help international students integrate in their school and make the most of their international experience in France. The services offered to international students include:
- Host families
- Welcome Service (pick up at the airport, help with the bureaucracy upon arrival, etc.)
- French language learning support
- Integration Weekends
Library services are fully accessible in each school. The libraries offer a quiet place to study and work, and a large variety of printed and digitized resources in the specialty areas of each school.
IPL schools give international students an access to both LAN and WIFI connection on campus. Free-access computers are also available in the dedicated IT rooms and in the libraries.
Fulfillment and well-being are a priority for us therefore we provide services, and resources to accompany students on their quest for better health and working conditions. We offer a wide variety of holistic services to accompany students on their journey towards their optimal health and wellness including:
Each school is located on a separate campus, with cafeteria and restaurants on site or in a walking distance. They offer quiet places to work, co-working spaces, libraries, labs and technological platforms.
International students have full access to a vibrant student life animated by several clubs, including all types of sports, culture, theatre, music, literature, gaming, humanitarian actions, and many others according to their passion. All IPL schools encourage their students to get involved in these activities, which contribute to personal and professional development and provide a healthy counterbalance to the hard-working student life.
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