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Centrale Nantes tops the first ever ranking of engineering schools to change the world, compiled by Les Echos START and ChangeNOW

This top spot confirms the school's commitment and leadership in terms of sustainable development, with regard to its own impact, its research and training activities, and its relationships with its partners.

on October 25, 2021

Les Echos START and ChangeNOW have joined forces to produce a new ranking of schools and universities with a focus on environmental and social transition issues. Centrale Nantes is ranked first across all categories.

This new independent ranking is designed to measure and evaluate - over time - the efforts made by schools and universities in terms of ecological and social transition.

It is based on 6 criteria:
  • integration of impact issues into the curriculum
  • strength of the alumni network in the impact sector
  • the strategy and exemplarity of the institution
  • diversity and equal opportunities
  • involvement of student associations in impact issues
  • Academic excellence and employability

Sustainable development and social responsibility at Centrale Nantes

Sustainable development and social responsibility are an integral part of Centrale Nantes' strategy. 

From the outset [of my mandate], the issue of sustainable development was identified as a major challenge in the school's strategic orientation for the coming years.

- Jean-Baptiste Avrillier, Director of Centrale Nantes

In 2021, the school adopted a Sustainable Development Action Plan, drawn up in conjunction with staff, students and graduates, and which places ecological, social and societal transition at the heart of its teaching and research activities. The school’s commitment was confirmed in July 2021 with the signing of the Grenoble Agreement. 2021 also marked the implementation of an action plan for gender equality produced by the Equality Diversity Committee created in 2020.
Published on October 22, 2021 Updated on November 9, 2022