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Institut Polytechnique de Paris signs agreement with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

23 Feb. 2021
The Double Master’s degree program in High Energy Physics will allow students to benefit from academic education at both partner institutions and to gain research practice during the two-year program.
Institut Polytechnique de Paris signs agreement with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

Founded in 1854, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) is renowned internationally for the quality of its education and research programs. Ranked 6th in QS World University Rankings 2021 and 8th in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2020, ETHZ clearly represents a strategic academic partner of excellence for Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

An attractive Double Master’s degree program renewed with Institut Polytechnique de Paris

The Double Master’s degree program in High Energy Physics, run jointly by École Polytechnique and ETH Zurich since 2011, has been attractive to brilliant students from both institutions. Since its inception, around 15 to 20 students participate in each edition of the program, starting in France and Switzerland likewise. 

Program structure and outlook

The students enrolled in the two-year Double Master’s degree program spend the first year at their home institution and the second year at the respective partner institution. The curriculum of this specialized Master’s degree is steered by the departments of Physics at the two partner institutions. Research professor Stéphane Munier and research professor Pascal Paganini are directing the program at Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

As this Master’s degree in High Energy Physics is highly research-oriented, many of its graduates have pursued a PhD program at Institut Polytechnique de Paris, ETHZ, or other prestigious universities across the world afterwards.

Who can apply

Students who would like to apply to this selective program need to hold a Bachelor’s of Science degree or an equivalent university qualification in physics. They must possess a very good level in quantum mechanics, special relativity, particle physics, and electrodynamics. A selection process determines which students are admitted to this specialized Master’s degree program.

Applications are open until April 30th: https://www.ip-paris.fr/en/education/admissions