Renewal of the cooperation with Tongji University

Partners since 1994, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and Tongji University in Shanghai signed a framework agreement on 6 April 2022, which succeeds the ten-year agreement linking the two institutions in the Franco-Chinese Institute of Engineering and Management signed in 1998.  This framework agreement takes up the existing cooperation agreements, and provides for new axes.

Mr CHEN Jie, President of TONGJI University, and Ms Sophie Mougard, Director of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées,
sign the framework cooperation agreement and the office exchange agreement.

  • Continue the cooperation started in 2008, building on the experience of the first double master in transport in 2002. The aim is to maintain and develop cooperation in the field of student exchanges and double degree programmes, which could be extended to other themes and other levels of training, bearing in mind that to date 53 students hold an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a master's degree in engineering from Tongji University.
  • Co-supervision of theses, to encourage cooperation on the doctorate, and to simplify the specific co-supervision agreements that will result. This agreement also provides for the exchange of professors and their financing, with a view to promoting the development of research cooperation.
  • To cooperate in the organisation of student study trips, in particular within the framework of the Ingénieurs d'excellence programme, which has been active since 2015 in France and in French-speaking countries and regions, such as the African continent.
  • Cooperate in the scientific organisation of the annual High Service Level Transport Forum, organised by Tongji University since 2008.
  • Develop innovation services that meet the needs of French and Chinese companies in the fields of transport and sustainable cities,
  • To develop Franco-Chinese continuing education for executives and engineers, managers of companies and private and public organisations.
  • To develop more generally other projects in the field of continuing education and research and innovation in China, France and in third countries.


Tongji University, represented by its president, Chen Jie, and École des Ponts ParisTech, represented by its director, Sophie Mougard, signed this agreement on Wednesday 6 April for a period of five years. This event, organised as part of the celebration of Tongji University's 115th anniversary, was the occasion for the unveiling of the plaques of the École des Ponts ParisTech office in Shanghai and the Tongji University office in Paris by the Consul General of France in Shanghai.


On the occasion of the signing of the agreements, the Talent and Scientific Cooperation Forum took place, around 8 themes (civil engineering, environment, transport, mechanics, environment, design, industrial engineering, economy), with the participation of about fifty teachers and researchers, and led by Marie-Christine Bert, Director of International Relations and Corporate Partnerships and Yujun CUI, researcher at the Navier laboratory, correspondent for academic and scientific cooperation with China.  

At the Forum of Talents and Scientific Cooperation: the Directors of Education of the two universities,
as well as the Presidents and academic heads of departments, Deans of Colleges and Presidents of institutes.