“4+4” programme with China
In 1996, the 4 Écoles Centrale of Lille, Lyon, Paris and Nantes signed a partnership agreement with Tsinghua University, Shanghai JiaoTong University, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Southwest JiaoTong University in China. In 2002, they were joined by École Centrale Marseille, which had just been created, and later in 2011 came Zhejiang University and Beijing JiaoTong University. It developed along the same lines as the T.I.M.E. network and trains around 50 double degree students every year.