ENSTA ParisTech is a member of many regional, national and international networks. Participation in these networks is a key strategic factor: it enhances the institute's educational resources by calling upon those of the partner institutions, reinforces collaboration in research and strenghtens the prestige of the institute.


ParisTech brings together twelve of the foremost French institutes of education and research. Covering nearly the whole spectrum of science, engineering and management, it forms an entity of comparable status to the most famous universities of technology around the world.

The École des Ponts ParisTech

Out of the partner schools within ParisTech, ENSTA enjoys particularly close ties with the École des Ponts. Cooperation between the two, in many fields, has already led to setting up a bridge between the two schools at the end of the first year of the engineering cycle, allowing students to study at the partner institute during the following years.

Site of the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

Engineering schools under the supervision of the Ministry of Defense

While not being a military school, ENSTA ParisTech operates nonetheless under the supervision of the Ministry of Defense. This is due to history, and to the fact that it trains government engineers for the Ministry.

ENSTA ParisTech maintains a close relationship with the other engineering institutes also placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Defense: the École Polytechnique, ISAE and ENSTA Bretagne.

ENSTA ParisTech is one of the institutes agreed to offer final year training to Ecole Polytechnique students (both civilians and Arms engineers). Numerous exchanges in teaching staff offer mutual benefits. ENSTA's laboratories give their doctoral students access to École Polytechnique's doctoral teaching programme.

ENSTA and ISAE recruit undergraduate students through the same competitive examination. Moreover, an agreement provides for exchanges of last year engineering students between ENSTA and ISAE.

The Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE)

The national association of engineering and business schools in France.

Site of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles

International partnerships

ENSTA parisTech maintains a number of partnerships with leading universities abroad.

International partnerships

Local and intellectual environment

ENSTA ParisTech's geographical location and its activities place it in direct contact with local authorities, institutional associations, learned societies, and so on.