Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar

Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar (ESP) is a professional training school located in Dakar, Senegal.

The ESP's story starts in May 1964, when it was established as the "Institut Polytechnique (IP)" under the vision of fostering skilled professionals in critical technical fields. This marked a crucial step in Senegal's pursuit of post-independence development, recognizing the need for homegrown expertise in engineering and applied sciences. In November 1967, the IP underwent its first metamorphosis, transitioning into the "Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT)." This shift aligned the institution with a broader focus on practical, job-oriented education within the Senegalese university system.

The year 1994 witnessed another significant milestone with the passage of Law N° 94-78. This legislation officially transformed the IUT into the present-day "Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique (ESP)" and laid the groundwork for its further expansion. The ESP absorbed the "Ecole Nationale Supérieure Universitaire de Technologie (ENSUT)," the "Ecole Polytechnique de Thiès (EPT)," and the industrial section of the "Ecole Normale Supérieure d'Enseignement Technique et Professionnel (ENSETP)." This consolidation solidified the ESP's position as a comprehensive institution encompassing a diverse range of engineering and technological disciplines.

Today, the ESP stands tall as a leading institution of higher learning in Senegal, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields. Renowned for its rigorous academic standards and commitment to cutting-edge research, the ESP attracts talented students from across Senegal and beyond. The ESP's legacy extends far beyond its academic walls. Its graduates have played pivotal roles in numerous sectors, contributing to Senegal's progress in infrastructure development, industrialization, and technological advancement. The ESP's unwavering dedication to excellence and its focus on real-world problem-solving continue to propel Senegal's journey towards a brighter future driven by knowledge and innovation.

Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar is ranked as the #3 top university in Senegal during 2024.

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2024 Ranking #3
University Name Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar
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