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What is a chair?

The chairs developed by ParisTech and its member Grandes Écoles represent fields of expertise in teaching and research on specific topics in partnership with a company. These chairs make it possible to combine research activities at the highest level of excellence and the dissemination of knowledge among students.

The teaching and research chairs combine the lecturers-researchers with about a hundred industry partners. They create a connection between the Grandes Écoles, the partner universities, and major research organisations.

The multi-disciplinary chairs

ParisTech relies on the wide range of skills covered by its Grandes Écoles to develop projects which bring a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental and social issues.

To sum up, about ten chairs were developed with two or three Grandes Écoles in partnership with prestigious companies, such as Vinci, Éco-systèmes or Total.

The ParisTech Grandes Écoles chairs

The Grandes Écoles have expanded an extensive network of teaching and research chairs with the financial support of about a hundred partner companies.

ParisTech Foundation supports 5 chairs:

BiomeCAM : Gathering Arts & Métiers ParisTech, ESPCI Paris, Mines ParisTech and also l’Ecole Polytechnique, this chair is supported by Société générale, Foundation Yves Cotrel, PROTEOR and COVEA

Eco-design of buildings and infrastructures : Agro ParisTech, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and Mines ParisTech are supported by Vinci.

Nuclear engineering : The chair that joins Chimie ParisTech and ENSTA ParisTech is supported by Orano and Framatome.

Complex systems engineering : ENSTA ParisTech, Mines ParisTech, Télécom ParisTech work with Ecole Polytechnique and are supported by Direction générale des armées, DCNS, Thales, Dassault Aviation.

Urban mining for future things : Arts & Métiers ParisTech, Chimie ParisTech and Mines ParisTech work with Eco-systèmes.


See more on Grandes Écoles ParisTech websites :


The ParisTech Grandes Écoles