« The Fédération Gay-Lussac (FGL) is necessary more than ever! It is a unique organization in the higher education system because it is the largest network representing 10% of the engineering schools in France with a great diversity in our statutes (Public and private schools, EPA (public establishment of an administrative nature), etc.) and networks (INSA, INP, IMT, ParisTech, and Centrale, etc.)
The FGL enables exchange and discussion in terms of chemistry careers, research and specificities in teaching and recruitment. We are not a corporate network, but in fact a very diverse and open one, with a strong unique identity which is the sum of our differences. The FGL forges its identity in order to address the public we are interested in: French and foreign students who want to work in chemistry, as well as companies.
The FGL is growing. Different Ecoles have joined us because we are very dynamic, well-known and have a good reputation.
The focus of our future actions is in three domains:
- International development – increasing the influence and recognition of the FGL seal of excellence and also the worldwide deployment of the French model for educating engineers.
- Diversification of the public we want to attract – the FGL has already revealed its capacity to diversify its recruitment and the integrated preparatory classes (CPI) are a perfect illustration. The FGL is today thinking of developing other ways to reach a wider audience but also to offer a pre-diploma or complementary diploma course, with an FGL seal of excellence.
- Company relations – we cover all the chemical engineering courses in France and should therefore be their preferred and key contact »
Frédéric Fotiadu, Président of the Fédération Gay-Lussac
Director of Ecole Centrale de Marseille