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Presentation MINES ParisTech

  1. 1. Overview * 2088 people : - 888 permanent staff including 264 research academics - 444 student researchers - 869 other students * 15 research centers * 4 sites : - Paris - Fontainebleau - Evry - Sophia Antipolis Figures : 2009
  2. 2. A Parisian School * The School and the Maison des Mines (students’ residence) are located in the heart of the Latin Quarter and are linked to all train stations and airports * Dynamic extra-scholastic activities provided by a wide range of associations: students’ union, sports association, junior enterprise club, forum and various cultural clubs...
  3. 3. 6 Training Programs * Corps des Mines (16 students): top-ranking graduates from the École Polytechnique, the École des Mines and the École Normale Supérieure * Ingénieurs civils des Mines (146 students): admitted to the first year from the «classes préparatoires» and to the second year from the École Polytechnique and French and foreign universities * Masters programmes (46 students): Bachelor’s degree * Specialized training courses/Mastères (174 students): graduate engineers or equivalent * Doctorate students (97): Master’s degree or equivalent * Institut Supérieur des Techniques (13 students): high-grade technicians with five years of professional experienceFigures : 2009
  4. 4. Strong Links with Industry * 30 million euros of research contracts annually (approximately 1,000 contracts) * Some 30 companies set up thanks to the School during the last 5 years: Exalead, Intempora… * 5 million euros annually in licences * 70 patents managed by ARMINES * 2006 Carnot LabelFigures : 2009
  5. 5. Academic Excellence * 90 theses, 400 articles or books published annually * Laboratories run jointly with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), École Polytechnique, École des Ponts et Chaussées, École de Techniques Avancées, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA)… * Partnerships with foreign universities * Scientific evaluation and guidance committeesFigures : 2009
  6. 6. Broad, Non-Specialized Training * Through its range of pluridisciplinary courses, the School trains non- specialized engineers who are able to deal with every aspect - whether technical, scientific, sociological, economic or ethical - of a complex problem or an industrial project * The training program brings into play on 15 research centers, ranging from applied mathematics to the social sciences, and including energy studies, earth sciences and the environment, and materials * Considerable attention is given to economics and the social sciences in combination with industry and the highest academic achievement (the Nobel Prize for Economics awarded in 1988 to Maurice Allais, a graduate of and former professor at the École des Mines)Figures : 2009
  7. 7. A Partnership with Industry Unique of Its Kind * Ranking first among the higher institutes of engineering and management and the universities for research under contract with companies (30 million euros) * 1,000 contracts with 200 companies, including 30% with foreign partners * The School is under the supervision of the Ministry in charge of industry * A substantial number of research academics and contributors from the business world * Participation of companies in the School’s decision-making bodies * Approximately 60% of postgraduate students enter a company after completion of their thesisFigures : 2009
  8. 8. Limited students per yearQuality student counceling* Individual supervision of students is provided inall the training programs* All faculty members are actively engaged inresearch in order to adapt their teaching to theadvance of knowledege and new techniques in theirfield of specialization
  9. 9. Creative Thinking* The Acte d’entreprendre enables all studentengineers to carry out a project which theythemselves have initially defined.* Thanks to two company incubators, a studentplanning a start-up can achieve the practicalrealization of his project in the most favorableconditions.* The School inspired the creation of the SophiaAntipolis center and has contributed to setting upsome 30 companies over the last 5 years.
  10. 10. An International Outlook * Nearly 36% of all our students come from abroad * A placement with a company outside France and a sound command of two foreign languages are compulsory requirements * As a member of ParisTech, the School participates in networks which bring together the leading higher education institutions in Europe (Leuven network, Cesaer) * Of the 30 million euros of research contracts, 30% involve institutions and industrial enterprises outside FranceFigures : 2009
  11. 11. Varied Professionnal Opportunities * Out of the last two classes of graduates: - 24% are pursuing their career abroad - 54% in industry - 43% in the service sector * Former graduates have become the CEO’s of major conglomerates such as Renault, PSA, EADS, Lafarge, Sagem, Thales, Alstom, Rhodia, Saint-Gobain, Total… * Des Directors of Research Institutes: IFP, Onera, CNES, LNE, Ademe, Andra, IRSN * Two Nobel Prizewinners: - Maurice Allais, Economics, 1988 - Georges Charpak, Physics, 1992Figures : 2009