École Polytechnique

WORLD RANK

2011-12
63

Paris, France

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    61.5
  • Teaching
    50.4
  • International outlook
    86.1
  • Industry income
    63.0
  • Research
    38.8
  • Citations
    89.1

Nicknamed "X", France's leading engineering school is sited in the suburbs some 10 miles south of the centre of Paris. Founded by Napoleon, there are still vestiges of its military past, although for most of its 2,000 undergraduates, 700 postgraduates and 660 lecturers, it offers a path to the higher plains of French civil society.