Polytechnique Montréal international (POINT)

Networks

Polytechnique Montréal is a member of multiple international networks within which strategic partnerships are developed, through the sharing of common values and interests. POINT, in partnership with Polytechnique Montréal's Office of the President, actively participates in the maintainance of these networks and links. 

Alliance internationale

Created in 2015, Alliance internationale is an innovative international cooperation initiative that stems from the Programme Avenir Lyon Saint-Étienne, sponsored by the Université de Lyon. Comprising roughly a dozen partner universities - including Polytechnique Montréal - spread across five targeted geographic zones, Alliance internationale's goal is to help build an integrated training and research space.

Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research (CLUSTER)

The Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research (CLUSTER) is a consortium of 12 elite European universities focused on science, engineering, and architecture. There are member institutions from across the globe, and Polytechnique is proud to be one of them. CLUSTER comprises numerous European science and technology universities, including: roughly 3 000 professors, 11 000 academic staff members, 14 000 doctoral students, and a total of over 140 000 students. Focused on strategic actions and communicating its goals to the world, CLUSTER seeks to become the preeminent network for technology, research and innovation in European universities, as well as becoming a central figure in the development of communities of knowledge and innovation in Europe, and finally, a partner of choice for industry partnerships throughout Europe.

Réseau d’Excellence des Sciences de l’Ingénieur de la Francophonie (RESCIF)

The notion of creating a Francophone engineering network took root during the Conférence des chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement de la Francophonie, organized by Switzerland, and held in Montreux in October 2010. The idea transformed into reality as an EPFL initiative, supported by the Swiss government. The RESCIF comprises 14 Francophone universities from 11 different countries, ranging from locations such as Africa, the Americas (Polytechnique Montréal), Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Research is focused on three themes, central to the future: water, energy (power), and food (nutrition). To date, Polytechnique Montréal has mainly be involved in the establishment of the Centre Asiatique de Recherche sur l’Eau (CARE) and the Centre Universitaire de Recherche sur l’Énergie pour la Santé (CURES).