5 good reasons to choose ParisTech
ParisTech, the Institute of Science and Technology in Paris, is a network of 12 of the most prestigious School in the Ile-de-France region:
Arts et Métiers ParisTech
École des Ponts ParisTech
Institut d’Optique Graduate School
It is working to develop joint educational, research, and innovation projects in the fields of science, technology and management.
The complementary nature of the areas of excellence of the ParisTech Grandes Écoles provides students, researchers, and all partners with an outstanding pool which allows for a unique transdisciplinarity.
The ParisTech activities are based on three main areas:
the promotion of education based on the French Grande École model in France and abroad
multi-disciplinarity in education and research for the benefit of business
increasing commitment to promote diversity
ParisTech has gained strong public recognition over the years, due to its close ties with major foreign universities and its many partnerships with international companies. The Grandes Écoles can benefit from international recognition through the ParisTech brand name.
A formative and unifying impact
ParisTech’s best successes include:
the implementation of joint Masters
the doubling of foreign student recruitment
the institution of common chairs and the ability to raise funds
the "engineer-manager" dual-degree agreements
the Villebon-Georges Charpak Institute
the Institute of Sustainable Mobility
the École d'ingénieurs ParisTech Shanghai Jiao Tong
the ParisTech Entrepreneurs Incubator
European successes (KIC Climat)
Did you know that?
Several of the ParisTech Grandes Écoles were founded at the beginning of the 18th century with the aim of training the technical managers and military officers of the great state bodies (Army, Mines, Civil Engineering, etc.)
The French higher education system is embedded in the European model and is organised in three programmes: Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral.
In France the top qualifications in Engineering or Management are delivered by the Grandes Écoles.
These Grandes Écoles offer courses leading to the diplôme Grande École d’ingénieurs (MSc in engineering) and the diplôme Grande École de Management (MSc in Management).
Excellent education which attracts the best students
ParisTech brings together 12 of these engineering and management Grandes Écoles in the Ile-de-France region, which are acknowledged as the best in their fields, and are characterised by their high standard of education and the excellence of their teaching staff and laboratories.
They offer a wide range of academic programmes:
Diplôme d'Ingénieur (MSc in Engineering)
Diplôme Grande École in Management (MSc in Management)
The Diplômes Grandes Écoles deliver high-quality education which is distinguished by:
a competitive and selective environment on admission and throughout the course.
innovative teaching methods which combine theory and practice
strong scientific potential
close partnerships with business and the world of research
an international presence
ParisTech is also deeply committed to promoting the value of the doctoral programmes of its Grandes Écoles. High-quality research, international collaboration and technical innovation are at the heart of doctoral curricula.
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Grant & scholarships
Top students can apply for a number of excellence scholarships from:
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Associations and foundations supporting the French Grandes Écoles
The ParisTech Foundation
- BioMedical Engineering (BME)
- Clean and Renewable Energy (CARE)
- Gestion et traitement des eaux, des sols et des déchets (GTESD)
- Materials and Engineering Sciences in Paris (MAGIS)
- Priority is given to international students
- They must provide proof of insufficient financial resources
- Their academic performance must be of an excellent standard
International co-operation is inherent in the education and research activities developed at ParisTech
Beyond the individual actions carried out by its member Grandes Écoles, ParisTech's international commitment is shown through bilateral partnership agreements with prestigious foreign institutions and its incorporation in the co-operation networks dedicated to teaching and research.
The institute is a preferred French partner for major foreign universities in the scientific, technical, and managerial fields.
International partnerships are a key area for ParisTech and the success of the co-operation programmes initiated confirms this international mission. ParisTech co-ordinates recruitment of the best international students in some countries for all of its Grandes Écoles. Due to this operation, more than a hundred students come to study in the member Grandes Écoles each year.
ParisTech has chosen to focus its efforts on three priority areas:
Asia, with China
South America, with Brazil
- Europe, with Russia
ParisTech offers numerous opportunities for international mobility through:
ParisTech is a leading actor in supporting and promoting the world of business.
ParisTech has permanent partnerships with companies, natural allies with which it shares the same key priorities:
- creating added value
ParisTech maintains close links with companies in every area to accompany its growth and ensure that training delivered by the ParisTech Grandes Écoles matches economic and social needs. ParisTech now has 100 major industrial partners, representative of its close links with the business world.
The company is a player in its own right in education in the Grandes Écoles:
- Teaching: many actors in partner companies are invited to give lectures
- Training: all the courses include internships and study projects with the partner companies
- Business creation: courses on entrepreneurship were created to develop the students' entrepreneurial spirit.
- Research: many teaching and research chairs have been created in partnership with companies
Partner companies and the Grandes Écoles pursue shared ambitions:
- to stimulate new dynamics
- to promote innovative methods
- to ensure the transfer of technology
- to train high-potential experts and executives
- to contribute to the evolution of society
Mobility allows you to develop open-mindedness to an international environment and to be trained in a multicultural context.
France offers the combination of high technology, innovation and tradition, but also history, tourism, quality of life and excellence in higher education.
Vibrant social and cultural life
ParisTech students are very active, and the Grandes Écoles are bustling with associations and networks to get in touch with each other. They are also involved in countless social and cultural projects and initiatives.
And the choice of cultural attractions in and around Paris that you can enjoy while studying at ParisTech is virtually endless.
Three campuses, one amazing place
ParisTech Sud in Saclay, ParisTech Est in Marne-la-Vallée and ParisTech Centre in the heat and heart of the Latin Quarter are all great places where you can enjoy campus life as much as city life.
A warm welcome
Most Grandes Écoles have world-class accommodation, restaurants and other facilities, and help new students with their administrative formalities. They also organise language courses for students who come here without the required proficiency in French.
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