Type : Engineering school
Location : Route de Saclay 91128 Palaiseau
Degrees delivered : Bachelor, master, doctorate
École Polytechnique (also known by the nickname “X”) is a French public institution of higher education and research in Palaiseau, a suburb located south from Paris. It is one of the leading prestigious French ‘Grandes Écoles’ in engineering, especially known for its polytechnicien engineering program.
The school was established in 1794 by the mathematician Gaspard Monge during the French Revolution, and was once previously a military academy under Napoleon I in 1804. However, Polytechnique is no longer a military academy, although the institution is still supervised by the French ministry of Defence. Initially located in the Latin Quarter of central Paris, the establishment main buildings was moved in 1976 to Palaiseau on the Saclay Plateau, southwest of Paris. (read more on wikipedia)