Centrale Lille • Lille, France
Centrale Lille was founded as École des arts industriels et des mines de Lille. The university is a renowned Graduate Engineering school, with roots back to 1854 as the École des arts industriels et des mines de Lille, re-organised in 1872 as Institut industriel du Nord. The university focused more on civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry and manufacturing engineering. In 1892, electrical engineering has been added to the curriculum as well as automobile design which has been taught from 1899 onwards. Later came courses such as aerodynamics in 1930, automatic control and computers in 1957, computer science, supply chain management, materials science, micro-electronics and telecommunications. The students enrolled in the programs they offered have international exposure with opportunities to perform trainings, internships worldwide and study abroad for one year.