International visite culture

Created in 1997, the ATHENS Network (Advanced Technology Higher Education Network/SOCRATES) is made up of 9 ParisTech institutions and 14 major European Technical universities. ParisTech is the general coordinator of the Network which aims to encourage international mobility of students and faculties.


ATHENS, a success that cannot be denied!

The ATHENS programme is a 7-day scientific and cultural exchange programm offered twice a year to students from all partner institutions. Around  4,000 students participate in the exchanges every year.

In 2017, ATHENS will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Paris! At that occasion, a photocontest on the theme of "What is the best memory of your ATHENS week ?" is launched. More information are available here to participate.



For more information on the programme and selection process, please consult this website and contact your ATHENS local coordinator.


ATHENS Regulations


MARCH 11-18, 2017 session in Paris

  • Arrival date: Friday, March 10th

  • Starting time: Saturday, March 11th at 11:00

  • Termination date: Saturday March 18th (No activity on Saturday)


You are coming for a course in Paris for the upcoming ATHENS Session, congratulations for this (excellent) choice !

All information on housing, transportation and programme are available hre :

The ParisTech Grandes Écoles