SUPAERO historical background
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An overview of the main stages in the creation and development of SUPAERO from 1909 to the present day.
Since 1 October 2007, the SUPAERO and ENSICA "Grandes Ecoles" have merged to form a Public Scientific, Cultural and Professional Institution: the "InstitutSupérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace".
The SUPAERO MS Graduate Program has retained its specific teachingand professional approach as also its enrolment procedure (Mines-Ponts admission).
In 2009, ISAE and the Amicale celebrated the SUPAERO centenary.
A school with a history
Created in 1909, SUPAERO is one of the oldest "Grande Ecole" inaeronautics and space.
Back in 1909, engineer officer Colonel Roche founded the Ecole Supérieured’Aéronautique et de Constructions in Paris. This became an Ecole Nationale in1930 and then went on to take the name of École Nationale Supérieure del’Aéronautique, then in 1972 that of École Nationale Supérieure del’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, better known simply as SUPAERO.
Since 1968, SUPAERO has been located at the Toulouse-Lespinet aerospacecomplex, at the heart of a scientific and industrial environment on a Europeanscale.
Huge research laboratories were set up at that time in the immediate vicinityand brought together under the name Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche de TOULOUSE(CERT). This centre, associated with the School, has become the Toulouse centrefor ONERA (Office national d'études et de recherches aérospatiales).
In 1994, SUPAERO became a public body (établissement public à caractèreadministratif) under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence governed by its ownBoard of Governors.
SUPAERO is also a school of application of the Ecole Polytechnique and since1975 has been entitled to award the corresponding doctoral diploma.
Since 1October 2007
Creation of the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace from the merger between the SUPAERO and ENSICA schools.
In 2009, the centenary
In 2009, ISAE celebrated the SUPAERO centenary.