Portrait de Pascal Longuemare

Dear alumni,

It is a great honor for me to sign for the first time the editorial of this newsletter.

On September 1st, I started this new school year at IFP School as Dean, succeeding Christine Travers who is retiring. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank her for all the energy she has put in, especially over the last 6 years as Dean of IFP School. She has carried out her projects with conviction, ensuring that our/your School, a particularly fine school may I add, shines throughout the industry, and is recognized by all for its openness to the world and the future.

As Dean, I had the great pleasure of welcoming on September 4th, the Class of 2024: 243 students from over 40 countries joined our engineering programs. Amongst them, 31% of the young women have opted to specialize in the Energy and Powertrains sectors. We will continue to work to increase the number of women in our workforce, as we believe they are a source of diversity and richness. Our corporate partners have chosen to renew their confidence in us and have financed the studies of over 80% of this year's intake. I'd also like to say a quick word about the Master's and Advanced-master degrees - Mastère Spécialisé® programs, which have started off strong. And on that note, I would like to thank all our administrative and teaching teams for their hard work.

Two new colleagues, both IFP School alumni, have returned to supervise two of our programs, one in Economics and one in Geosciences. Let me introduce you to Magy Avedissian and Zita Kasparian, who talk about their career paths and ambitions as they return to the School.

Finally, I'd like to share with you my vision for the School and unveil a few of our upcoming projects.

Enjoy your reading!

Pascal Longuemare
IFP School