ParisTech - Paris Institute of Technology

Paris, France

No. Students: 20,000 (7,000 int'l)* No. of Academic staff: 5,400
Funding type: Public
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* Academic excellence

- The scientific and teaching standards of our courses are recognized by French and international assessment organizations (e.g. AERES, AACSB.) as well as independent international bodies (HEC Paris ranked No. 1 European business school by the Financial Times)

- Innovative teaching models combine theory, practice and project work, involve input from professionals and researchers, and offer outstanding teacher-pupil ratios (one teacher for 5 students)

- Courses draw from ParisTech college laboratories and benefit from the latest scientific and technical advances

- Expertise is highly complementary between the 12 colleges, ensuring a wide range of themes of study and facilitating interdisciplinarity

* Research excellence

- Exceptional research potential: 125 laboratories, nearly 3,000 doctoral students, over 3,000 scientific publications per year

- Major names, Nobel Prize winners (Maurice Allais, Georges Charpak, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes), Fields Medal (Pierre-Louis Lions), CNRS Gold Medal (Alain Aspect), etc.

- Research focused on innovation and supported by companies (65 teaching and research chairs)

* International courses

- Network comprising universities from all over the world: exchange programmes, double diplomas, etc.

- Numerous programmes taught in English

-35% international students

- Experience in hosting international students

* Close to companies

- Support, participation and recognition from top companies (Renault, Total, Veolia, EDF, Safran, etc.): scholarship programmes, teaching and research chairs, teaching participation, skills sponsorship, etc.

- Courses that respond to the actual needs of economic and research spheres

- Programmes that encourage business creation: 200 start-ups created in 10 years

- A network of 200,000 alumni located throughout the world

* Full, dynamic student life

- Essential services: administrative advice, international student card, etc.

- Melting-pot of different cultures and nationalities

- Cultural and sporting activities: sports tournaments, drama, etc.

- Parisian social life


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.

12 prestigious Grandes Ecoles, 3 exceptional campuses

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.

International high level programmes

ParisTech offers a comprehensive and unique set of internationally recognised programmes:

* 38 Masters with 82 specialties
* 11 MSc in Engineering
* 1 MSc in Management
* a vast range of PhD programmes
* 90 Advanced Masters (Mastères Spécialisés)
* 7 MBA programmes
* a complete set of professional development seminars


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


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.

ParisTech colleges are grouped on 3 campuses (Saclay, Marne-la-Vallée and Paris), in privileged locations that make it possible to offer students a range of services, e.g. accommodation, sports facilities, canteens, leisure facilities, etc. Each college is furnished with state-of-the-art computer equipment.

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

ParisTech life
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.

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