Franco-Chinese Institute Chimie Pékin (BUCT-Paris Curie Engineering School) is an engineering school that was set up in 2017 as a partnership between the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) and a consortium of French graduate schools belonging to the Fédération Gay-Lussac (Chimie ParisTech – the consortium coordinator, CPE Lyon, ENSCL, ENSGTI Pau and Toulouse INP-ENSIACET).
The school offers a three-year preparatory programme run along the same lines as the integrated preparatory programmes of the Fédération Gay-Lussac, followed by a French-style graduate engineering course leading to dual qualification under both the Chinese and French systems. For the engineering part of the course, students choose to major in one of the following fields:
- Materials science
- Chemical engineering
Around 30% of the science classes are taught in French, and some students are given the opportunity to do an exchange or internship in France. Engineering students from the FGL schools are also able to undertake academic exchanges (one or more semesters) in Beijing. A minimum level of English is required.
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Chimie Pékin currently has 212 students, 77 of whom are in their first year. Girls account for 35% of the student population. Admission to the programme is based on the results of the Gaokao examination (standardised Chinese National College Entrance Examination).
Chimie Pékin has opened a Twitter account: @Chimiepekin.