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SZTU partners with 3 French universities

Edited by:Release Time:2024/05/15

2024 is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France. Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) has been working hard to enhance cooperation with French universities. In April 2024, SZTU established cooperative partnerships with Audencia, ESME and Efrei. Refer to the following to find out more about SZTU’s three new French partners.

01 Audencia Business School (Audencia)

Founded in 1900 in Nantes, Audencia is a top Business School recognized by the French Ministry of Education. As a member of International Admissions Service (SAI) and prestigious “Conference des Grandes Ecoles” (CGE), which is a French network of top business and engineering schools, Audencia is also one of the 100 business schools worldwide to receive triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. In 2023, it was ranked 25th globally and 7th in France in the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking.



Audencia [Photo/Audencia]


SZTU and Audencia will collaborate to introduce the 3+2 and 4+1 programmes. The 4+1 programme allows SZTU students with a science and engineering background to study the one-year Management-Engineering master programme in France after graduation at SZTU. The 3+2 programme allows students from SZTU with a business background to pursue a two-year Science in Business master programme in France at the end of their junior year.


Founded in 1905, ESME has four campuses in Paris, Bordeaux, Lille, and Lyon, which fostered nearly 17,000 engineers. It grants a Master degree of Engineering certified by Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI). ESME is also a member of Conference des Grandes Ecoles (CGE), the Union of Independent Grandes Écoles (UGEI) and EduFrance.





In the 2024 L’Usine Nouvelle ranking of French engineering schools, ESME was ranked 16th. It has also been recognized in the recent Speak & Act ranking of the Best School Experience, enabling the school to receive the label of “Best School Experience – Happiness Barometer.”


ESME aims to train engineers in three fields: digitization, artificial intelligence, as well as robotics and energy. It is committed to cultivating talents in emerging industries such as energy transition, transport and mobility, robotics, smart cities, biotechnology and health, and future transportation and technologies.


SZTU and ESME will cooperate in teaching and research and send exchange students to the other side.

03 Ecole d’Ingénieur Informatique et Technologies duNumérique (Efrei)

Founded in 1936, Efrei has kept pace with mainstream technological developments and has become one of the iconic schools for cultivating information and digital engineers over the past 80 years. Since 1957, Efrei has become the member of “Conference des Grandes Ecoles” (CGE), and is fully accredited by the “Commission des Titres d’ Ingénieur” (CTI), which is the only official accreditation body to award Master of Engineering degrees in France. With about 5,000 students and 200 faculty members, the school boasts a remarkable 97% employment rate for its graduates.



Efrei [Photo/Efrei]


SZTU will cooperate with Efrei in teaching and research, and will provide application guidance for graduates from SZTU who are interested in pursuing further studies at Efrei.


SZTU has always adhered to the running philosophy of internationalization and provided students with many overseas exchange programmes. In 2024, SZTU has offered summer exchange programmes in many partner universities including Nuremberg Institute of Technology, OTH Regensburg, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. In addition, SZTU also plans to select students to participate in the 2024-2025 autumn and winter semester exchange programmes, who will head for 14 German universities, including Aalen University of Applied Sciences, Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences, HTWG Konstanz University of Applied Sciences and other universities such as Management Center Innsbruck, Chiba University, Macau University of Science and Technology, and Chinese Culture University.




Drafted by Christine(黄昭萱)/ International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office

Revised by International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office

Edited by International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office