PhD graduation ceremony
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ParisTech graduate engineering schools are among the best in France. They cover a wide range of disciplines, from agricultural science to physics, from mathematics to chemistry, from mechanics to computer science as well as economics and management.
Some of ParisTech schools exist since the 18th century, they offer a training in science and engineering that is renow internationally recognized, particularly because it’s backed by cutting-edge research.
ParisTech graduate engineering schools have a special place in the French and international higher education system. They are constantly improving the training they provide, in close contact with the business world and adapting to institutional changes.
As a result, all ParisTech engineering schools are no longer ranked on their own in international rankings (Shanghai, QS, THE). This is still the case for École des Ponts ParisTech and Arts et Métiers. However three schools - Chimie ParisTech, ESPCI Paris and Mines Paris - have been contributing to PSL's international reputation since 2020 and AgroParisTech and Institut d'Optique also contribute to the reputation of Université Paris-Saclay in the international rankings.
ParisTech schools share five commun values:
ParisTech has earned strong international recognition over the past 30 years, thanks to its privileged links with numerous international universities and companies.
They welcome small classes (average supervision rate of 5 staff for 1 student) allowing strong interaction between students and with the academic staff.
ParisTech schools host many student associations that contribute to student life and students’ training.
Almost all schools have a foundation that supports their activities.
Finally, alumni are present in a lot of companies and administration in France and worldwide.
ParisTech schools are located in the heart center of Paris, in the Latin Quarter, on the campuses of Marne-la-Vallée and Saclay, all great places where you can enjoy campus life as much as city life.
Several ParisTech schools have also campuses in different French regions where labs focus on different specialties.