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ParisTech consortium brings together 12 of France’s most prestigious grandes écoles.

In 2009 Institut d’Optique Graduate School became a founding member of ParisTech, a world-class consortium that offers degree programmes in all fields of science and technology.

About ParisTech

ParisTech is a Research and Higher Education Cluster (Pôle de Recherche et d’Enseignement Supérieur, or PRES) that was created in 2007 under the status of a public establishment for scientific cooperation (EPCS).

ParisTech is made up of 12 founding member schools:


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

Each member school is recognised as being the finest in France in its field and offers interlinked courses that cover virtually all disciplines of engineering sciences.
The combined number of faculty members and the full range of scientific disciplines taught in each member school place ParisTech in the same calibre as the world’s top scientific and technical universities. With 90 partnership agreements already signed with universities around the world, ParisTech is a partner of choice for inter-university programmes. The key strength of its member schools is their ability to work together to set up international projects.

ParisTech’s aims are to attract and train top talent, develop world-class education and research programmes, and contribute to the creation of a responsible society that cares about the welfare of its members and the planet.

ParisTech Review

Launch of ParisTech Review on 19 April 2010: written for an international audience, this ambitious French magazine will cover the economic and social ramifications of the tech revolution.

ParisTech Insight

Each week the French-language website hosts video discussions on the issues of business and innovation.

16 September 2010: Alternative energies in a post-fossil fuel world
Fossil fuels account for 85% of the world’s energy consumption. However, the supply will dry up within the next 40 years. Energy corporations must take strategic decisions today to ensure the future of France’s energy policy tomorrow. (video clip in French only)

1 September 2010: Can Europe stay competitive in the space race?

With Arianespace, the leader in commercial space transportation, and Thales Alenia Space, Europe’s largest satellite manufacturer, France holds a prime position in the aerospace market. However, the commercial opportunities in the market are drawing new competition. (video clip in French only)

2 July 2010: Mitigating the risks related to the extraction of our natural resources: a possibility or a pipe dream?

In April, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig operated by BP sunk into the Gulf of Mexico, causing the largest offshore oil spill ever recorded in US history. Should oil companies revise their drilling policies? And how can they reduce the risks of environmental pollution to a minimum? (video clip in French only)

17 June 2010: Will Renault change the public’s view of electric vehicles?

With the loss of momentum of the green wave, emblemised by the scrapping of the carbon tax in France, and competition from hybrid vehicles, will Renault succeed in asserting its vision of the electric vehicle market and overcome consumer reticence? (video clip in French only)

10 June 2010: Will climate change sceptics bring the green wave to a crashing halt?

The failure of the Copenhagen Summit and the jettisoning of the carbon tax are just two examples of how governments have fallen out of love with sustainable development. Will this spell the end of green business? (video clip in French only)

31 May 2010: Are the Internet and social networks threatening our privacy?

With 400 million members, Facebook has become the centre of the online world. People reveal private information about themselves without a care for how that information may subsequently be used? (video clip in French only)

19 May 2010: Generic drugs market soars

Faced with competition from generic drugs and the boom in counterfeit drugs, pharmaceutical laboratories must adapt to stay in business? (video clip in French only)

12 May 2010: Can France maintain its lead in the European railway industry?


Laurence  Franchiset
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