The characteristics of the Grandes Écoles are born out of tradition. Since the Middle Ages, French universities have trained managers for every area of society, spreading academic knowledge and developing our literary, artistic and scientific intellectual heritage.
In the 18th century, with the central government in need of managers capable of handling technical and > Find out more
One of the founding characteristics of the Grandes Écoles is their connection to the needs of the economy and the State.
They were created in the 18th century in response to the need for engineers to build roads and bridges to extract minerals and, at the start of the 19th century, to cope with the development of trade.
All the schools offer a consistent pathway from admission to integratio > Find out more
In addition to the Grandes Écoles themselves, the CGE offers entities interested in higher education and research the possibility of becoming full members.
Their participation contributes to the consistency of its work, broadens its discussions to all higher education in France and thereby covers the continuum: access to the Grandes Écoles - training - employability.
The members of the CGE > Find out more