National Polytechnic Institutes (France)

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The National Polytechnic Institutes (Instituts Nationaux Polytechniques or INPs) in France are three consortiums of grandes écoles that offer engineering degrees.

Description[edit]

They were established in 1970. They are classed together with French universities by Article 24 of the law regarding the organization of higher education in France (law 84-52 of 26 January 1984, the loi Savary).

However, they are quite different from the public universities, both in their organization and in the fact that they have competitive admissions.

Institutions[edit]

The three institutions in the National Polytechnic Institutes are: