ESPCI Paris is a major institution of higher education (a French "Grande École d’ingénieurs"), an internationally renowned research center, and a fertile ground of innovation for industry.
Founded by the City of Paris in 1882, for over a century the School has attracted leading scientific innovators like Nobel Prize laureates Pierre and Marie Curie, Paul Langevin, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, and Georges Charpak, who continue to contribute to the institution’s international reputation.
The School’s culture of excellence remains as vibrant as ever. Fully 60% of graduates go (...)
The overall four-year program leading to the ESPCI degree (ingénieur ESPCI) combines multidisciplinary scientific education with a strong research orientation, and an openness to industry and international experience.
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ESPCI Paris is responsible for 11 Research Masters degree programs in collaboration with other institutions of higher education in the Paris region.
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The 9 pioneering research units at ESPCI Paris host over one hundred PhD students enrolled in doctoral programs at Schools and Universities in the Paris region. (...)
ESPCI Paris is home to 9 research laboratories (all of them being endorsed and jointly sponsored by CNRS) operating at the frontiers of scientific knowledge and experimental know-how, extending from fundamental research to innovation, and covering areas ranging from polymers to telecommunications, from nanobiophysics to organic synthesis, from environmental science to biomedical imaging, from neurobiology to microfluidics, from soft matter to quantum physics, and from colloids to prototyping for industry.
ESPCI researchers publish more than one article per day in leading peer-reviewed (...)
ESPCI: generating innovation and jobs
ESPCI is also known for its capacity to encourage major innovations. Did you know that as well as radium, polonium, actinium and lutecium, many other objects from our everyday lives were fi rst discovered or created at ESPCI, like the neon tube, the black box, the quartz watch, sonar, wireless technology, self-healing rubber or even ultrafast ultrasound imagery?
An entrepreneurial culture
More and more graduates create their own companies after graduation or after their PhD. This capacity to innovation is highly valued today. ESPCI courses (...)
ESPCI ParisTech has long-standing relations in the areas of research and education with many of the world’s top universities. The School’s research laboratories have established close ties under European Union contracts and, more broadly, with leading research groups in major academic centers.
The City of Paris provides active support, including funding, for international researchers invited through two Invited Chair programs: the Joliot Chair and the Paris Sciences Chair. In 2009, the Joliot Chair hosted 30 researchers for a total of 65 months, and the Paris Sciences Chair hosted six (...)
ESPCI Paris is at the center of a large network of partnering agreements. These are three-way institutional partnerships - notably with the City of Paris, PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres) and ParisTech -, as well as academic, scientific and industrial partnerships enriched by the School’s energy, expertise and creativity.
The commitment to transdisciplinarity extends beyond the School’s Paris campus. Today’s complex scientific and technological issues often demand a broader view and collaboration, with the deployment of complementary, hybrid approaches and the sharing of best practices in (...)