École Polytechnique

WORLD RANK

2012-13
62

Paris, France

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    65.7
  • Teaching
    56.5
  • International outlook
    83.0
  • Industry income
    75.8
  • Research
    54.7
  • Citations
    80.7

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.