Network "n+i", a non-profit making organization recognized by general interest, was created in 1997 under the initiative of the French Conférence des Directeurs des Ecoles Françaises d'Ingénieurs (CDEFI). It is led by an elected board
of 12 engineering institutions directors.
Network "n+i" brings together about 60 French Engineering institutions of higher education (Arts et Métiers Paristech, Supélec, INSA (S), Polytech (s), etc.) who have chosen to mutualize their international cooperation efforts to attract and welcome high–caliber foreign students, who will be the future top executives of French and foreign companies over the world.
In the current context of globalization where competition is fierce, engineering education is a challenge for French businesses who are hoping to grow internationally.
Network "n+i" supports them by offering solutions to train and gain loyalty of their future bicultural and trilingual engineers, the tomorrow's economic decision-makers.
Since 20 years, Network "n+i" has trained around 3 000 international engineers of 80 different nationalities.
Closely with the relevant Ministries and its representatives and with the support of institutions promoting French interests abroad (Campus France, French Alliances, Chambers of commerce, etc.), Network "n+i" has trained nearly 3 000 engineers coming from the best universities of more than 80 countries, out of which 35% are women.