Networks & Partners

Strengthened by an active, supportive community of more than 6500 graduate engineers, all proud to share the « ECAM spirit » all over the world, ECAM Lyon is:

  • a member of several higher education institution networks – notably the LaSalle network, the largest network of private universities in the world (450 000 students in 82 countries)
  • constantly strengthening its links with industry and with professional organisations and regional authorities,
  • developing its academic partnerships in France and worldwide in order to offer its students the best career opportunities

Actively participating in Higher Education Networks

 The Université de Lyon : The Further Education and Research Pole (PRES) unites 20 establishments (universities, ‘grandes écoles and research centres in Lyon and St Etienne) and therefore represents the biggest French university site outside of the Paris region. Learn more.

The ‘Grandes Ecoles’ Conference (CGEconférence des grandes ecoles) : An association regrouping state-recognised Engineering, Management and Higher Education ‘Grandes Ecoles’. Notably, the CGE issues the accreditation for the ECAM Specialist Master’s degrees

Federation des Etablissements d’enseignement Supérieurs d’Intérêt Collectif (FESIC) : A group of 25 French Engineering and Human and Social Science Management ‘Grandes Ecoles’. Their mission is to share their experience and practices, to promote all the schools and to represent them in their dealings with public authorities. The members of the FESIC share common educational standards: academic excellence, internationalisation of their programmes, research development, cooperation with companies and with the different players in higher education, and the social and humanist education of all the students.

AGERA-LOGOThe Rhône-Alpes ‘Grandes Ecoles’ Alliance (AGERA) : This association brings together 34 ‘Grandes Ecoles’ in the region that focus on the Education/Research/Innovation trio to strengthen synergy and exchange between the members.


ECAM Group : Created in 2004 by ECAM Lyon and ECAM Rennes Louis de Broglie, the group has since expanded with the addition of ECAM Strasbourg Europe and EPMI Cergy and more recently with ECAM Brussels. These 5 schools work together to develop synergies in Research and teaching methods.

logo_iplPolytechnic Institute of Lyon (IPL) : This Institute unites the 4 private Engineering ‘Grandes Ecoles’ in Lyon (ECAM Lyon, CPE, ISARA and ITECH). Their shared aims are to meet their development objectives, promote their position in the Lyon landscape and work together, notably on humanist training methods.

itii_logo_lyonInstitute of Industry Engineering Techniques (ITII de Lyon) : ECAM Lyon has created a partnership with this Institute to develop sandwich course programmes for Specialist Engineers.

Alliance of Engineering Schools Lyon-Saint-Etienne (AEILYS) : 16 Engineering Schools from Lyon and Saint Étienne, approved by the Engineering Education Commission (‘la Commission des titres d’ingénieurs’), are working together on the coordination of projects at the heart of the new Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.

Member of the international network of LaSalle universities


About IALU

The International Association of La Salle Universities (IALU) is a worldwide network. It includes 72 Lasallian higher education institutions. Inspired by the charisma and teachings of Saint John the Baptist de La Salle, the IALU offers innovative opportunities for collaboration, research, exchange and development in its member institutions.

More than 500 000 students study in Lasallian schools everyday benefiting from international mobility and educational and developmental projects.

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More than 60 partner universities worldwide

To encourage student mobility and develop the international outlook of its programs, ECAM Lyon works together with an extensive network of partners including other universities and institutes of technology worlwilde.

Close cooperation with companies

As it develops, ECAM Lyon can count on many professional organisations to help it to become a solid part of the economic landscape and to consolidate its relationship with companies.

In order to train Engineers for and with businesses, ECAM Lyon has already worked with more than 900 companies including Amazon, Total, Hermès, Safran, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Bosch.