ParisTech - Paris Institute of Technology

Paris, France
ParisTech is a consortium of prestigious higher education institutions which collaborate on joint training, research and innovation projects in the fields of science, technology and management. ParisTech is driven by its two core values: commitment to the French higher education model represented by the Grandes Ecoles, in France and abroad, and to a multidisciplinary approach to business-centred education and research. Comprising 12 Grandes Ecoles based in the Greater Paris area, each of which is a leader in its field : AgroParisTech, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Chimie ParisTech, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech, ESPCI ParisTech, HEC Paris, Institut d’Optique Graduate School, MINES ParisTech, Télécom ParisTech. ParisTech works in close collaboration with education and research centres worldwide, and has entered into numerous partnership agreements.



ParisTech was founded in 1991 under the name of the Paris Engineering Grandes Écoles through the voluntary association of nine Parisian engineering Grandes Écoles. Joint actions were developed throughout the nineties, especially in the international field. The name ParisTech, which was easier to understand abroad, was adopted in 1999.


ParisTech is a cluster of excellence that brings together 12 of Frances leading Engineering and Business Schools (Grandes Ecoles): AgroParisTech, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Chimie ParisTech, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech, ESPCI ParisTech, HEC Paris, Institut dOptique Graduate School, MINES ParisTech, Télécom ParisTech.ParisTech covers the whole spectrum of science, technology and management, and constitutes an international university. The complementary nature of ParisTechs fields of excellence means that researchers, students and all of our institutional partners and companies get access to an exceptional pool of talent cutting across a full range of subjects.


In a constantly changing economic fabric, the graduates and lecturer-researchers of the Grandes Écoles are developing a culture of entrepreneurial innovation in all its forms. The ParisTech Grandes Écoles work with their Comue (Communautés d'universités et d'établissements Universities and Institutions Communities) on the issues of innovation and participate in PEPITE type programmes. In addition to these training programmes, the Grandes Écoles have a large variety of tools and methods for educating entrepreneurship:ParisTeach Innovation: an annual day dedicated to innovation which aims to promote the dynamism of the ParisTech Grandes Écoles in terms of training for innovation and entrepreneurship.


Each Grande École supports you in the orientation of your plans :

  • AgroParisTech
  • Arts et Métiers ParisTech
  • Chimie ParisTech
  • École des Ponts ParisTech
  • École Polytechnique
  • ENSAE ParisTech
  • ENSTA ParisTech
  • ESPCI ParisTech
  • HEC Paris
  • Institut d'Optique Graduate School
  • MINES ParisTech
  • Telecom ParisTech

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (4)
Business & Management (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Social Sciences (1)


Student services

  • Personal support
Each ParisTech college advises students on their administrative procedures (registration, health insurance, visas, etc.) and offers specific services to international students, including French for foreigners.
  • International student card
The ParisTech international student card opens up numerous facilities within ParisTech, like access to libraries in all ParisTech colleges. It also includes advantages like sales discounts in several countries round the world.

Student Life

Campus life

ParisTech Grandes Ecoles are grouped on three large campuses in and around Paris (Saclay, Marne-la-Vallée and ParisTech Centre in the heart of the Quartier Latin), benefitting from an exceptional location that combines campus life and city life.

Student clubs

ParisTech students are active in setting up and running original events, proving both their enthusiasm and business spirit. These include festive events (Nuit ParisTech), culture (Arts en scène), sport (ParisTech sports tournament, Idea League sports tournament, ParisTech sailing challenge) and associations. Student life at ParisTech is marked by openness to others and a taste for competition. The student community at ParisTech also centres round the Union ParisTech association, which gathers the 12 ParisTech college students unions.


ParisTech courses are recognized by the state. They are regularly evaluated by French and international organizations (e.g. AERES, AQUIS, AACSB, AMBA, etc.).