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The EFREI is a French private engineering school located in Villejuif, Île-de-France, at the south of Paris. Its courses, specializing in computer science and management, are taught with support from the state. Students who graduate earn an engineering degree accredited by the CTI . The degree is equivalent to a master's degree in the European higher education area. Today, there are more than 6,500 EFREI graduates working in companies dealing with many different activities: education, human resources development, business/marketing, company management, legal advice and so on.HistoryEFREI was founded in 1936 as the École Française de Radioélectricité . The school's facilities were located at 10, Rue Amyot in the 5th arrondissement of Paris.In 1945 an agreement with the government allowed students to receive financial assistance for the first time. In 1947 an engineering department was created and in 1957 the EFR qualification was certified by the commission for engineering qualifications. The teaching of computer science was introduced in 1969 and networking also became part of the syllabus. In 1987, EFREI was the only faculty for those wanting to become engineers. That year, a second site in Villejuif was opened; student numbers increased from 70 to 160. More extension projects have taken place since, and in September 2001, EFREI was moved, the entire campus being situated at 30, Avenue de la République, Villejuif. The faculty of Information Technology and Systems Management numbered more than 300 students for the first time.