Co-organised by the University of Lille (1st French university and in the top 100 European most innovative universities of the Times Higher Education ranking), and the International Academy (summer university for international students in Hauts-de-France), the France Excellence Summer School ACES 2020 is a strong 120-hour training programme focusing on the fundamental aspects of control, observation and electrical systems in line with top-tier research centres and leading innovative computer science, power electronics and automation clusters.


Midway between Paris, London and Brussels, at the heart of a high-performance academic and economic hub that makes innovation a priority, ACES 2020 will provide, on forward-looking and lively campuses, high-standard English-taught classes, scientific and industrial immersion in the field, as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project.


Broadening your international experience under enjoyable and comfortable conditions with fellow students from pre-PhD France Excellence summer schools, ACES 2020 will offer lively social and festive events, full welcome services (incl. accommodation and catering), consistent French language and culture classes, as well as visits of remarkable historical and natural sites in France and Belgium, opening access to a European region always on the move.


ACES 2020 will build upon the successful ACES 2018 France Excellence Summer School.





As a research-oriented Summer School, ACES 2020 is a springboard for your enrolment in a PhD programme in France in the fields of automation and power electronics.





Up to 6 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits pertaining to the completed assessments and a personalised Certificate of Completion will be awarded to the students to  authenticate their participation.