Centrale supélec

CentraleSupélec has a research center that every year hosts more than 500 doctoral students on the three campuses (Gif-sur-Yvette, Metz and Rennes) in its 16 research units (independent and joint research units, including a collaboration with the CNRS) and through a mathematics federation.

Within these research units, which represent 1,100 research employees, subjects of research are explored within complex systems:

  • Materials and Processes
  • Mechanics, Energetics and Combustion
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Technology and IT Systems
  • Signal Processing, Automation
  • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
  • Industrial Engineering, Economics and Management

To navigate the complexities of systems and address the following seven societal issues:

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health and biotechnology
  • Information and knowledge
  • Sustainable buildings and regions
  • Transport and mobility
  • Economic mutations


The research policy of CentraleSupélec and the research laboratories is focused on adopting an interdisciplinary approach with the aim of encouraging synergies between laboratories, while maintaining a continuum between upstream research and research in association with industries and services. CentraleSupélec provides its doctoral students with both a high-level scientific education and a guarantee of professional insertion through its strong ties with companies.