The Network "n+i" is a consortium of over 50 French Grandes Ecoles d'Ingénieurs. For 20 years it has been the biggest network in France.

These schools have elected to combine their international cooperation operations so as to offer a better service to foreign students.

The Network "n+i" Engineering Institutes is a not for profit public benefit association (french law 1901).

The Network "n+i" is managed by a board of governors made up of 12 school directors elected by the member schools. This board itself elects a committee, consisting of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a secretary, a treasurer and a vice-treasurer.

In 2018 the Network "n+i" Board of Governors had the following members:


  • Chairman: Mr Jean-Michel NICOLLE Director of EPF Sceaux
  • Vice-Chairman: Mr Laurent CHAMPANEY Director General of Arts et Métiers ParisTech
  • Secretary: Mr Laurent BIGUE Director of ENSISA
  • Treasurer: Mrs Sophie COMMEREUC Director of SIGMA Clermont
  • Vice-Treasurer: Mr Nesim FINZ Director of EISTI


  • Mr Jean-Louis ALLARD Director of EI-CESI
  • Mr Hervé BIAUSSER Director General of CentraleSupélec
  • Mr Bernard CRETIN Director of ENSMM Besançon
  • Mr Patrick LEPRAT Director of ENSI Limoges
  • Mrs Brigitte LINDET Director of ENSTBB (INP Bordeaux)
  • Mr Bertrand RAQUET Director of INSA Toulouse
  • Mr Yves BERNARD Director of Polytech Paris Sud

The Network "n+i" has created a complete programme (known as path to success) to help science and engineering students and young engineers wishing to study for a Masters or a PhD in France.

The Network "n+i" is for students or young engineers with a degree in engineering science (BTech, BEng, BSc, BPhil, Licenciatura etc. or equivalent). The network offers training for engineers aiming for an international career.

The Network "n+i" is a unique meeting point for:

  • Students,
  • Young engineers and professionals,
  • Schools and engineering courses and foreign universities,
  • Companies who recruit engineers with this sort of training,
  • Regional authorities,
  • Governments etc.  

….that are seeking to be more international.

Whether you are a student, a young engineer or a partner (school, university, company, region, diplomat), please consult the website where you are sure to find the answers to your questions. If you have any other questions, contact-us


The members of the "n+i" team

SANTINI Georges, Executive Director, Prof.
TROTIGNON Jean Pierre, Counsellor to Executive Director, Dr. Prof.
LUCE Aude, Head of student affairs,
PICARD Guillaume, Head of information system and communication,
GRAND-PERRET Benjamin, software engineer,
GUERIN Stéphanie, Administrative assistant,
BINDER Laura Alexia, Versatile assistant,

WANG WeiWei, "n+i" Correspondent for China,
MALHOTRA Golda, "n+i" Correspondent in India,

The Executive Director is appointed by the board of administration of the network "n+i"

He is responsible for ensuring the smooth running, promotion, recruitment and welcome of students according to the principles laid down by the network partners. He manages the team and the budgets.