Today, with its campuses in the Paris region, Metz and Rennes, CentraleSupélec has:
• 4300 students 370 teachers and researcher-teachers interacting with its international network
• 3 schools abroad (China, India and Morocco) and 5 associated international laboratories (Brazil, Canada, United States and China).
• The School is in partnership with 176 foreign universities and 140 companies.

It develops its academic excellence and research through fruitful cooperation with major national organizations such as CNRS, CEA, INRIA, INSERM and ONERA.
Ranked among the best universities in the world (164th by QS and in THE’s TOP 250), and for the employability of its graduates (28th by QS; 35th by THE), CentraleSupélec enjoys a network of 35,000 active graduates, in all industries and on all five continents.

CentraleSupélec is a founding member of the l’Paris-Saclay Université , the T.I.M.E. network, the 4Tech alliance, strategic partner of ESSEC Business School and chairs the École Centrale Group.
Ranked among the world’s top 200 universities by QS, CentraleSupélec boasts a network of 176 partner universities in 45 countries, 80 double-degree agreements, 30% foreign students, 20% foreign professors, and an alumni network of 35,000 active men and women on every continent.



Romain Soubeyran
CentraleSupélec Director

Since September 1st, 2018 Romain Soubeyran has replaced Hervé Biausser as general manager of Ecole CentraleSupélec.

Having worked both in the public and private sectors, Romain Soubeyran has a rich and broad experience in the world of engineering and research in France and abroad.

Having graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Mines ParisTech, he first held the position of Director of Mines and Energy in New Caledonia. He was then appointed Director of Development and Industrial Relations, and then Deputy Director of Research from 1995 to 1997.

His career in the public sector has always been linked to teaching. Indeed, from 2004 to 2007, Romain Soubeyran held various positions within the Ministry of Higher Education and Research as scientific technical advisor to the Minister’s office, assistant to the director of research and finally assistant to the general director of research and innovation. Then, as Chief Engineer in the Corps des Mines, he directed the Ecole des Mines ParisTech from 2012 to 2016.

Romain Soubeyran also gained experience from working in the private sector. In 2000, he was a project manager and then director of technology for the seismic processing branch at Compagnie générale de géophysique (CGG). In 2007, he joined CGG Veritas in Houston, where he was appointed Chief Technology Officer, before becoming Group Chief Scientific Officer in 2010.

Finally, he was CEO of INPI (Institut national de la propriété industrielle) from 2016 to 2018.

Appointed for five years as director, Romain Soubeyran joined Ecole CentraleSupélec at the same time as the first class of students in the new engineering program.

The Foundation and the School are working closely together to affirm the international positioning of the institution while guaranteeing its excellence in the areas of Research and Education.

Following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Romain Soubeyran is committed to establishing CentraleSupélec as one of the world’s leading engineering schools and to continuing the development and structuring of the Paris-Saclay Université :

« One of the consequences of globalization is that the education of the world’s elites tends to be concentrated in a smaller and smaller number of universities, which attract the best students and the best professors from all over the world at an increasingly early age. To be one of these clusters requires a very strong international brand backed by powerful research at the highest level of excellence.

To face this reality, CentraleSupélec involved itself for several years, under the impetus of Hervé Biausser, in the structuring of the Paris-Saclay Université. Since my arrival, […] I have continued this commitment because I am deeply convinced that CentraleSupélec can become one of the world’s leading engineering schools. » Romain Soubeyran´s letter to the Foundation’s donors on July 30th, 2019.