Immersing the students in the heart of economic realities, familiarizing them with the business world and encouraging entrepreneurship are essential components of the Centralian pedagogical model. The School naturally involves businesses fully as permanent contributors to its training thanks to various forms of partnership.
Through the sponsorship of options and different professional courses, and the Premium Partnership, companies participate at many levels, from contributing to the School’s strategy on the Board of Administration to accepting students for internships.Over 80 companies participate actively in the practical elaboration of programmes (case studies, practical experiences, project supervision, etc).
It should also be noted that speakers from companies represent over 50% of third-year instructors.
In the context of the profound change that affects the whole of higher education, companies also represent a source of private financing for the School that is essential to its operation and development. The Department for Development thus has the mission to innovate by offering companies new forms of partnership like the Premium Partnership and company Chairs which are now increasing rapidly.
Finally, developing the vocation of students to become entrepreneurs also means accompanying the more promising projects towards their fulfillment. Our company incubator is becoming increasingly important and its further reinforcement is one of our priorities.
Gilles Gleyze, Direcor of Development
89 partner companies for 3rd year Options / Career Tracks
15 TIME PLUS Club partner companies for international activities
12 Premium Partners:
AREVA, BNP PARIBAS, EADS, EDF, GDF SUEZ, GENERALI, GROUPE SAFRAN, MCKINSEY&COMPANY, PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN, SAP BUSINESSOBJECTS, SOCIETE GENERALE and VALLOUREC.
8 Corporate Chairs:
- Sustainable construction Chair with Bouygues Construction;
- BNP Paribas Chair of Quantitative Finance;
- Center of Excellence for ‘Clean Biotechnologies’ with the Champagne-Ardenne Region and the Picardie Region;
- CEISAR (Center of Excellence in Information Systems Architecture) supported by Air France, Axa, Total;
- SAP BusinessObjects Chair of Business Intelligence;
- Systems Sciences and Energy Challenges Chair (EDF);
- System Modelling & Design Chair (EADS Innovation Works)
- Chair of Supply Chain Management supported by Carrefour, Danone, DHL, Gefco, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Vallourec.
List of Partner Companies :
- PREMIUM Partners
- Chair Partners
- Partner Companies
- Sponsoring Committees
- TIME Plus Club
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