Centrale Nantes, France - Coordinating Institution

Centrale Nantes (ECN) was founded in 1919 and stands among the top Higher Education & Research Institutions in France in Science, Technology & Engineering. ECN's role is to train top level scientists and engineers in multidisciplinary and specific fields, and to deliver Bachelor, Master Degrees and PhDs.

International development is at the heart of the ECN strategic policies: 42% of the campus population is international. ECN’s international policy extends to research & corporate projects: its research laboratories have strong connections with industry and enjoy a world reputation for excellence, especially in Naval Hydrodynamics, Civil Engineering, Composite & Advanced Materials, and Robotics. ECN is currently involved in European projects as coordinator or partner, and is an active member of international networks of excellence.

The Robotics research activities of the ECN take place in the “Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes / Laboratory of Digital Sciences of Nantes” (LS2N). The laboratory has been linked to the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS- National Center for Scientific Research) since 1968. LS2N is one of the main laboratories in its area in France.

Published on July 18, 2019 Updated on November 4, 2019