École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussés (ENPC) - the National school of civil engineering

SUEZ is a partner of the City Chair, created by Sciences Po in 2008 and transferred to the ENPC in 2011.

A research centre for urban issues

The City Chair is supervised by Dominique Lorrain, researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Its ambition is to build a network of researchers on urban issues based on an existing research centre. The research programmes are structured around topics such as governing major urban centres in emerging countries, urban services, key private players in urban construction, and urban technologies.

The City Chair also aims to:

  • promote urban research and help forge long-term partnerships with public institutions and private businesses,
  • participate in public debates on urban issues,
  • strengthen continuous training options via a programme at ENPC.


SUEZ employees also regularly contribute to ENPC courses.

About the ENPC

Created in 1747 as École royale des Ponts et Chaussées, ENPC is one of France’s oldest schools of engineering. Every year ENPC trains top-level executives in the scientific and technical worlds. Located in Marne la-Vallée (77), the school is supervised by the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing.