In1968, it was on the initiative of our students that Centrale Lyon signed the first agreement between a French and a German university - TH Darmstadt, now renamed T.U. D. Under the aegis of His Excellency Herr von Braun, the German Ambassador, and our Director Paul Comparat, a relationship that has now become a model of its kind thus first began.
Since then, nearly 500 French and German students have spent at least one academic year in the partner establishment. In September 2003, with sponsorship from the French and German Education Ministries, leading figures from the worlds of politics, business and academia came to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this agreement, confirming the interest of the double-degree courses that began in the late 80s. Presidents Boehm (1994) and Woerner (2003) both received honorary doctorates from Centrale Lyon.
Over and above training as such, laboratory teamwork continues to develop in the fields of fluid mechanics and electronics, with many new projects in the pipeline.
Since 1989, we have also been working with the Technical University of Berlin. And in 2000, a new agreement was signed with the Munich TU.
Many of our French graduates have worked in Germany, either at the start of their careers, thanks to their living knowledge of the two cultures, or also later on, shouldering responsibilities at the highest levels. And many German firms likewise work with us, and welcome our interns.
UFA funds students willing to study in Germany. Find out more information on the UFA website: