Grandes écoles

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The grandes écoles of France are higher education establishments that are separate and parallel, but often connected to, the main framework of the French public university system.wikipedia
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Arts et Métiers ParisTech

École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiersÉcole des Arts et MétiersENSAM
Arts et Métiers ParisTech has the largest student population, with 6,000 students. Their forerunners were schools aimed at graduating civil servants, such as technical officers (Ecole d'Arts et Métiers, renamed Arts et Métiers ParisTech, established in 1780), mine supervisors (École des mines de Paris established in 1783), bridge and road engineers (École royale des ponts et chaussées established in 1747), and shipbuilding engineers (École des ingénieurs-constructeurs des vaisseaux royaux established in 1741).
Arts et Métiers ParisTech is a French engineering and research graduate school (Grande École).

École des ponts ParisTech

École Nationale des Ponts et ChausséesÉcole des Ponts et ChausséesEcole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
Their forerunners were schools aimed at graduating civil servants, such as technical officers (Ecole d'Arts et Métiers, renamed Arts et Métiers ParisTech, established in 1780), mine supervisors (École des mines de Paris established in 1783), bridge and road engineers (École royale des ponts et chaussées established in 1747), and shipbuilding engineers (École des ingénieurs-constructeurs des vaisseaux royaux established in 1741). Some grandes écoles (CentraleSupélec, MINES ParisTech, ENA, ENS, Ecole Polytechnique, SUPAERO, École nationale des ponts et chaussées, EDHEC, ESSEC, HEC Paris, EMLYON Business School, ESCP Europe, Paris Dauphine University) are renowned in France for their selectivity and the complexity of their curriculum.
Founded in 1747 by Daniel-Charles Trudaine, it is one of the oldest and one of the most prestigious French Grandes Écoles.

École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne

École des Mines de Saint-ÉtienneMines Saint-ÉtienneSaint-Étienne
During the 19th century, a number of higher-education grandes écoles were established to support industry and commerce, such as École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne in 1816, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (today ESCP Europe, founded in 1819), L'institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l'environnement (Agro ParisTech) in 1826, and École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures (École Centrale Paris) in 1829.
École nationale supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, also called École des Mines de Saint-Étienne (literally meaning "Saint-Étienne school of mines") or simply Mines Saint-Étienne and commonly abbreviated EMSE is one of the French graduate engineering schools (grandes écoles) training engineers and carrying out industry-oriented research.

Supélec

École supérieure d'électricitéSupelecEcole Superieure d'Electricite
During the latter part of the 19th century and in the 20th century, more grandes écoles were established for education in businesses as well as newer fields of science and technology, including Rouen Business School (NEOMA Business School) in 1871, Sciences Po Paris in 1872, École nationale supérieure des télécommunications in 1878, Hautes Études Commerciales in 1881, École supérieure d'électricité in 1894, Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales in 1907, and Supaero in 1909.
It was the top grande école in France in the field of Electrical engineering, Energy and Information sciences.

ENSTA ParisTech

ENSTAÉcole nationale supérieure de techniques avancéesENSTA Paris
Their forerunners were schools aimed at graduating civil servants, such as technical officers (Ecole d'Arts et Métiers, renamed Arts et Métiers ParisTech, established in 1780), mine supervisors (École des mines de Paris established in 1783), bridge and road engineers (École royale des ponts et chaussées established in 1747), and shipbuilding engineers (École des ingénieurs-constructeurs des vaisseaux royaux established in 1741).
Founded in 1741, it is the oldest "grande école" in France.

ESCP Europe

ESCPEcole Supérieure de Commerce de ParisESCP-EAP
During the 19th century, a number of higher-education grandes écoles were established to support industry and commerce, such as École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne in 1816, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (today ESCP Europe, founded in 1819), L'institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l'environnement (Agro ParisTech) in 1826, and École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures (École Centrale Paris) in 1829. Some grandes écoles (CentraleSupélec, MINES ParisTech, ENA, ENS, Ecole Polytechnique, SUPAERO, École nationale des ponts et chaussées, EDHEC, ESSEC, HEC Paris, EMLYON Business School, ESCP Europe, Paris Dauphine University) are renowned in France for their selectivity and the complexity of their curriculum.
ESCP is one of the most selective French Grandes écoles and referred to in France as one of the "trois Parisiennes" (three Parisians), together with HEC Paris and ESSEC Business School.

HEC Paris

HEC School of ManagementHECÉcole des Hautes Études Commerciales
During the latter part of the 19th century and in the 20th century, more grandes écoles were established for education in businesses as well as newer fields of science and technology, including Rouen Business School (NEOMA Business School) in 1871, Sciences Po Paris in 1872, École nationale supérieure des télécommunications in 1878, Hautes Études Commerciales in 1881, École supérieure d'électricité in 1894, Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales in 1907, and Supaero in 1909. Some grandes écoles (CentraleSupélec, MINES ParisTech, ENA, ENS, Ecole Polytechnique, SUPAERO, École nationale des ponts et chaussées, EDHEC, ESSEC, HEC Paris, EMLYON Business School, ESCP Europe, Paris Dauphine University) are renowned in France for their selectivity and the complexity of their curriculum.
Among the most selective French grandes écoles, HEC Paris offers its flagship Master in Management, MBA and EMBA programs, specialized MSc programs, a PhD program, and executive education offerings.

École normale supérieure (Paris)

École Normale SupérieureÉcole NormaleEcole Normale Superieure
It is one of the French grandes écoles (higher education establishment outside the framework of the public university system) and a member of PSL University, currently an association of public universities and colleges, since 2010.

École Nationale des Chartes

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The École Nationale des Chartes (École nationale des chartes, literally National School of Charters) is a French grande école and a constituent college of PSL Research University specialised in historical sciences.

Polytech Group (France)

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For example, in engineering, there are the six schools of the INSA network, the three Universités de Technologie, the three schools of the ISEN group, and the thirteen schools of Polytech Group.
The Polytech Group (Réseau des écoles Polytech, or Écoles polytechniques universitaires, in French) is a French network of 15 public graduate schools of engineering (Grandes Écoles) within France's leading technological universities.

Classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles

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While open for anyone to register (for a small fee), candidates for the national exams have almost always completed two or three years of dedicated preparatory classes for admission.
They consist of two years of study (extendable to three or exceptionally four years) which act as a preparatory course (or cram school) with the main goal of training students for enrolment in one of the grandes écoles.

ParisTech

Paris Institute of TechnologyParisTech Schools
In 1991, a number of engineering Grandes Écoles set up a coordinating voluntary association, called "Grandes écoles d'ingénieurs de Paris", to foster closer collaboration in areas of common interest and thereby acquire international recognition as an entity of sufficient size and importance.

Universities of technology

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For example, in engineering, there are the six schools of the INSA network, the three Universités de Technologie, the three schools of the ISEN group, and the thirteen schools of Polytech Group.
They possess the advantage of combining all the assets of the engineering Grandes Écoles and those of universities as they develop simultaneously and coherently three missions:

Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon

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The top five of these engineering grandes écoles, according to the French magazine l'Usine nouvelle, are in 2014 UTC, INSA Lyon, ESTACA, UTT, and EPITA. 6. Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) network is the largest engineer training group in France and has grandes écoles of applied technology within regional universities: in Lyon, Rennes, Toulouse, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Val-de-Loire.
The Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon or INSA Lyon is a Grande École d'Ingénieurs.

École Centrale Paris

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During the 19th century, a number of higher-education grandes écoles were established to support industry and commerce, such as École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne in 1816, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (today ESCP Europe, founded in 1819), L'institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l'environnement (Agro ParisTech) in 1826, and École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures (École Centrale Paris) in 1829.
Founded in 1829, it was among the most prestigious and selective grandes écoles.

Institut national des sciences appliquées de Rennes

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6. Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) network is the largest engineer training group in France and has grandes écoles of applied technology within regional universities: in Lyon, Rennes, Toulouse, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Val-de-Loire.
The Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes or INSA de Rennes is a Grande École d'Ingénieurs, a School of Engineering, under the authority of the French Ministry of Education and Research and part of the INSA's group.

Institut Mines-Télécom

Institut Mines-TelecomInstitut TélécomGroupe des Écoles des Télécommunications
The schools (Grandes Écoles) are accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur (CTI) to deliver the French Diplôme d'Ingénieur.

École normale supérieure de Rennes

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The École normale supérieure de Rennes, also called ENS Rennes is a French scientific grande école, belonging to the network of écoles normales supérieures established according to the model of the École normale supérieure in Paris.

CentraleSupélec

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Some grandes écoles (CentraleSupélec, MINES ParisTech, ENA, ENS, Ecole Polytechnique, SUPAERO, École nationale des ponts et chaussées, EDHEC, ESSEC, HEC Paris, EMLYON Business School, ESCP Europe, Paris Dauphine University) are renowned in France for their selectivity and the complexity of their curriculum.
It was established on 1 January 2015 as a result of a strategic merger between two leading grandes écoles in France, École Centrale Paris and Supélec.

École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay

École Normale Supérieure de CachanENS CachanENS Paris-Saclay
ENS Paris-Saclay is one of the most prestigious and selective French grandes écoles.

ENSAE ParisTech

ENSAEÉcole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration ÉconomiqueEcole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique
ENSAE Paris (officially École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique Paris) is a French grande école of engineering and a member of ParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology).

Conservatoire national des arts et métiers

Conservatoire des Arts et MétiersCNAMConservatoire des Arts et Metiers
The phrase grande école originated in 1794 after the French Revolution, when the National Convention created the École normale supérieure, the mathematician Gaspard Monge and Lazare Carnot created the École centrale des travaux publics (later École polytechnique)', and the abbot Henri Grégoire created the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers.
The Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM) is a doctoral degree-granting higher education establishment (or grand établissement) and Grande école in engineering, operated by the French government, dedicated to providing education and conducting research for the promotion of science and industry.

Institut national des sciences appliquées de Rouen

INSA RouenRouenINSA de Rouen
6. Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) network is the largest engineer training group in France and has grandes écoles of applied technology within regional universities: in Lyon, Rennes, Toulouse, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Val-de-Loire.
The Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rouen Normandie or INSA Rouen Normandie is a French Grande école, that is to say a five-year curriculum which aims to train highly skilled engineers who possess humane qualities and are well versed in the primary areas of science and engineering.

École centrale de Marseille

Ecole Centrale de MarseilleCentrale MarseilleInstitut Méditerranéen de Technologie
The École Centrale de Marseille is a leading graduate school of engineering (or Grande école of engineering) located in Marseille, the second largest city in France.

École centrale de Lyon

Ecole Centrale de LyonCentrale LyonLyon
The university is part of the Grandes Écoles, a prestigious group of French institutions dedicated to engineering, scientific research, and business education.