Accreditations & Networks

 ESILV benefits from French and international accreditations and recognitions (EUR-ACE, CTI). ESILV is also a member of recognised organisations responsible for promoting engineering schools and higher education in general (CGE, UGEI, CDEFI, Campus France). It is a member of the post-bac (Concours Avenir) and post-prepa (Concours e3a-Polytech, Banque PT) entrance examinations.


The EUR-ACE label is awarded to engineering education programmes that meet recognised European quality criteria.

It provides a European label for students of accredited programmes, improves the quality of engineering education programmes, facilitates transnational recognition by competent authorities and facilitates mutual recognition agreements.

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The CTI is an independent body, charged by French law since 1934 with evaluating all engineering courses, developing the quality of courses, and promoting the title and profession of engineer in France and abroad.

The CTI is a full member of the European bodies in charge of quality assurance in higher education, accreditation of training courses, and in particular the accreditation of engineering courses.

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The Conférence des grandes écoles is an association (under the 1901 law) of engineering, management and multiple or specific higher education schools, all recognised by the State, awarding a national diploma sanctioning at least five years of study after the baccalauréat and conferring the grade of master.

Its members also include companies, alumni associations and organisations.

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This label awarded by Campus France was introduced as part of the “Welcome to France” programme aimed at attracting more foreign students to France. It highlights higher education institutions that have developed facilities for welcoming international students.

The “Bienvenue en France” label describes concrete measures and actions that directly concern the daily life of international students in France and will help them manage their arrival and administrative procedures.

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The main mission of the Campus France centres is to promote French higher education to students in the countries where they are located. In particular, they can provide information on the courses available in France and help them to draw up their study plans and complete the administrative procedures required for their departure.

In addition, the Campus France centres are responsible for implementing the Études en France procedure in the countries concerned.

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The Concours Avenir is a post-bac competition that opens the doors to six engineering schools on 10 separate campuses in Ile de France and the provinces. This competition represents only one of the twelve possible choices on the admission-postbac portal, in the “engineering training” category.

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If you are in the 2nd year of a CPGE MP, PC, PSI, the e3a-Polytech bank gives you access to more than 2600 places in engineering schools.

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The label is based on a labelling reference framework, the development of which was piloted by ANSSI with the contribution of industrialists, schools, the Cyber Excellence Pole (PEC) and the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research. It is awarded for a renewable period of 3 years and enables the training course to be listed in the ANSSI’s SecNumedu catalogue.

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An institutional conference constituted as an association recognised as being of public utility, the CDEFI represents all the directors of public and private establishments, or components of establishments, authorised by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI) to award the title of graduate engineer.

In this capacity and on behalf of the engineering schools, it formulates wishes, builds projects and gives reasoned opinions on questions relating to higher education and research. Its primary vocation is to promote engineering in France, in Europe and in the world.

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PEPITE PON: Pôle Etudiants Pour l’Innovation, le Transfert et l’Entrepreneuriat de Paris Ouest Nord.

The PEPITE PON provides support by a teacher and an external referent of the PEPITE network (entrepreneur, support and financing networks). Students and young graduates come here to concretise their business creation projects within an incubator.

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An original player and reliable partner in higher education for over twenty years, UGEI bases its existence on a philosophy – independence – and values – excellence, innovation, humanism, secularism -.

This philosophy and these values are expressed daily on the 64 campuses and with the public and partners of our 31 members, including engineering and management schools.

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The UN Global Compact’s PRME initiative provides a platform for higher education institutions to learn from each other and engage in a process of continuous improvement.  Since its official launch in 2007 by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, the PRME initiative brings together more than 800 leading business schools and management-related academic institutions in over 80 countries around the world.

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The Pole Léonard de Vinci is a member of the Cyber Campus, a totem of cybersecurity that brings together the main national and international players in the field, in particular companies (large groups, SMEs), government departments, training organisations, research players and associations.

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