What is Arts et Metiers ParisTech?

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A French "Grande Ecole" or elite school for engineers, with 1,000 graduates a year.
The École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers is a leading French engineering school in the fields of mechanics and industrialization. The school has trained over 85,000 engineers since its foundation in 1780 by the Duke of La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt.

It is a "Public Scientific, Cultural, and Professional Institution" under the authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. A unique institution led by a single management team, Arts et Métiers ParisTech consists of 8 Teaching and Research Campus and 3 Institutes spread across France.

(the Arts et Métiers ParisTech General Presentation leaflet is coming soon)

Arts et Métiers is also a founding member of the ParisTech network, which consists of 10 of France's most prestigious "grandes écoles" or elite higher-education institutions.


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Primary missions: teaching and research

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The primary goal of Arts et Métiers ParisTech is to provide an initial foundation in general engineering principles for the disciplines of mechanical engineering, power engineering, and industrial engineering. Arts et Métiers ParisTech also offers continuing training for engineers and industry executives.

With 14 research laboratories and a PhD program, Arts et Métiers ParisTech develops teaching and research acivities in three main fields: 

  • Mechanics, materials, processes
  • Fluids and energy systems
  • Design, industrialization, risk management, and decision-making

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The school's training programs are completed by:

  • more than 20 research-based Master's concentrations
  • 15 specialist Master's programs
  • PhD studies

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A research structure certified by the Institut Carnot

Arts et Métiers ParisTech has its own Contractual Research Structure - AMVALOR. AMVALOR provides technical liaison and logistical support in relations with companies and the business world, and manages research in collaboration with the school's partners and the subsequent technology transfer.

In 2006, Arts et Métiers ParisTech and the AMVALOR (previously ART) were awarded joint approval from the Institut Carnot for their ARTS (Research Activities for Technology and Society) research structure.

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Close contacts with the business environment

Scientific research is essential for the development of the most efficient and innovative technologies. At Arts et Métiers ParisTech, the shared goals of business people and academics come together to develop projects and skills that promote the emergence of new ideas in response to rapid technological change. This approach enables the school to maintain the highest levels of expertise. Its constantly updated knowledge guarantees the highest quality of teaching and technological excellence.


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International openness

Arts et Métiers ParisTech has established partnerships with over 100 institutions and universities worldwide. This network offers a wide range of international study options.

It is to mention that Texas A&M is one of the strategic partners of Arts et Métiers ParisTech in the United States. For 20 years, the LEM3 laboratory in Metz has been collaborating with researchers from Texas A&M. On November 30, 2017, the MOU on creation of "Joint Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Research, Innovation and Education Cluster ("JAMMRIEC") between Arts et Metiers ParisTech and Texas A&M was signed. To know more about this partnership, please read AFAM decade report.

International Masters Program since 2011  
(the Arts et Métiers ParisTech General Presentation leaflet in English is coming soon)

Set up in September 2011 to foster international exchanges, Arts et Metiers ParisTech offers a unique standard of excellence in engineering education : the Master of Science for foreign students. In this new program, most of the courses are taught in English.

The students will :

  • earn a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from one of the foremost French engineering schools
  • choose from a wide selection (20+) of specializations in science and technology
  • practice their French
  • visit Paris: Arts et Metiers ParisTech is located in the center of Paris
  • live on the Arts et Métiers ParisTech campus

With many partner institutions (laboratories, companies, universities) worldwide, this Master of Science is an unique opportunity for students.

For more informations about programs for International Students:

International Students at Arts et Metiers ParisTech