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 on to complete a thesis and earn their PhD. The School’s teaching faculty and researchers are building tomorrow’s knowledge base, publishing an article a day in top international scientific journals ; inventing the industry of the future, filing for a patent every single week.
A model of excellence and an illustration of the "French exception", ESPCI Paris is a founding member of ParisTech, the Paris Institute of Science and Technology.
To learn more: our Annual Report (2009) (in French - PDF - 4.7 MB)