A mission: building the worlds of tomorrow. Tackling major societal challenges has been essential to the School’s history and continues to guide it. So building a future in a world that is becoming aware that resources are limited and that human activities affect the environment at planetary scale, is a formidable challenge that the young generations graduating from the School will need to take on.

An aspiration: to be a leading international player

In a fast changing environment of globalized education and research, with growing international competition, École des Ponts ParisTech maintains its aspiration to be a leading international player in higher education and research.

Working on big societal challenges:

- City and mobility systems
- The industries of the future 
- Economics, practices, and society.
- Management of risks, resources, and environments.

With influence in three major academic domains:

- Civil engineering, Environment, Transportation, Cities
- Economics, Finance, Industrial Engineering
- Mathematics, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Sciences

Four major priorities

The quest for interdisciplinary and partnership-based excellence

Through an enhanced scientific positioning, the School is developing research focused on innovation and knowledge transfer in support of business competitiveness.

Renewed educational programs
  • The engineering education program has been reformed, new Masters programs have been created in response to the new societal priorities and to the needs of companies.
  • Three primary orientations drive the development of education at École des Ponts ParisTech: lifelong learning, training in innovation and entrepreneurship, a graduate school program for education through research.
A strong international presence and influence
  • International mobility and language learning are at the heart of the engineering program, with 52 partner universities in 32 countries on 4 continents, and 9 languages taught at the School.
  • The School’s teaching programs are open to the best students from partner universities, who now account for 25% of engineering graduates.
  • Finally, the School is a member of prestigious networks (T.I.M.E., IDEA League), which confirms the international reputation of its educational programs.
Enhanced special relationships with businesses 

The School has close relations with more than 400 companies and organizations. This web of rich, long-term relationships feeds into both teaching and research, fostering innovation and professional adaptability in our graduates.