Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l'espace

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The Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), translated as "National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space", founded in 1909, is one of the most prestigious and selective (grande école) in France. It was the world's first dedicated aerospace engineering school and is considered to be one of the best in Europe in that field. ISAE-SUPAERO is part of University of Toulouse, ISSAT, PEGASUS, GEA, Toulouse Tech, CESAER[1] and Aerospace Valley.

Historically ISAE results from the merger between SUPAERO and ENSICA[2] in the summer of 2007. The aim of this move was to increase the international visibility of SUPAERO and the ENSICA (both of which depend from the French Ministry of Defense), by sharing their faculty and experimental means.

Since its founding in 1909 ISAE-SUPAERO has produced more than 17,000 graduates; some of them have achieved fame in their field, including: Henri Coandă, the discoverer of the Coanda effect; Henri Ziegler, father of the Airbus program; Frédéric d'Allest, first chairman of Arianespace; and Jean-François Clervoy (class of 1983), astronaut.

ISAE (SUPAERO & ENSICA) Famous alumni[edit]

Here is a list of some notable alumni:

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Coordinates: 43°34′00″N 1°28′30″E / 43.56667°N 1.47500°E / 43.56667; 1.47500