The Polytechnic Institute of Paris (French: Institut polytechnique de Paris, abbreviated IP Paris) is a public higher education and research institution encompassing 5 prestigious French Engineering Schools: École Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris, Télécom SudParis. Established on May 2019, Institut Polytechnique de Paris capitalizes on the 200 years of expertise in science and technology of its 5 founding Schools. The Schools have contributed to major industrial and technological innovations and discoveries.
The Polytechnic Institute of Paris develops multidisciplinary education and research programs drawing on a community of 1,000 faculty members in ten disciplinary departments. This multidisciplinary approach creates new synergies between different fields, for example by promoting the application of new technologies to traditional engineering fields such as physics or transportation. Knowledge transfer to the economy and society is at the heart of IP Paris' mission and its network of incubators and dynamic ecosystem helps drive cutting-edge innovation and cultivate students' inventiveness.
The IP Paris and its Schools offer a wide array of educational programs to meet the needs of students as well as professionals. Students are admitted through an extremely selective recruitment process and receive a high-quality education from faculty members and experts who are renowned in their fields. The programs offered at IP Paris allow future graduates to acquire the skills they need to adapt to an increasingly competitive job market, whatever their desired field may be.
The IP Paris offers three-year PhD programs in a wide range of disciplinary fields. Doctoral research is carried out at 30 laboratories in a world-class scientific environment. Students are encouraged to develop their own projects and have access to entrepreneurship training and innovation learning facilities such as fabLab, e-lab, design studios and incubators. Students also benefit from close links with companies and research centers.
Set in a unique 200-hectare site, the campus is located in one of the eight leading innovation clusters in the world. It offers students free and unrestricted access to the large resources of its 6 libraries. It provides places to eat, numerous indoor and outdoor sporting facilities and student associations. The campus is easily accessible by public transportation, allowing students to take advantage of the economic dynamism and rich cultural life of the French capital.
École Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis have contributed to major industrial and technological breakthroughs over the last two centuries. Their alumni include Nobel prize-winners and prominent figures in the worlds of politics, business and research. Among its alumni are three Nobel prize winners, one Fields Medalist, three Presidents of France and many CEOs of French and international companies.