An elite technological university

IMT Atlantique is one of the top 10 engineering schools in France, and one of the top 400 universities in the world in THE World University Ranking. It is a general engineering grande école financed by the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, and the first Institut Mines Télécom "Mines-Telecom" Technological university, founded on January 1st, 2017 from the merger of Mines Nantes and Télécom Bretagne. 

IMT Atlantique is:

  • a Higher Education Institution with first-rate research potential, internationally recognized for its research (present in 5 disciplines in the Shanghai, QS and THE rankings).
  • a resolutely multi-site institution reflecting the world in which we live. An institution with a strong local presence, and a commitment to contributing to local development
  • an institution which is aware of its environmental and societal responsibility. In 2019 it was awarded the sustainable development & social responsibility accreditation.
  • and finally, an institution that trains executives capable of understanding and mastering the complexity of the highly interconnected systems of the future, by combining their knowledge of the systems with that of the networks that link them.

Contributing to economic development
through training, research and innovation



  • Research potential that places IMT Atlantique among the top 10 in France and the top 400 universities in the world (ranking)
  • IMT Atlantique draws on research excellence in its flagship areas and by linking scientific fields to meet the challenges of tomorrow, focusing on : cyber security, nuclear and interactions, digital transformation, environmental transformation, industrial transformation, energy transformation, health of the future and fundamental research.
  • An exemplary contribution to the development of research in the region through its involvement as a coordinator in 6 joint research units (5 CNRS and 1 Inserm).
  • Recognition of the quality of its research with the funding of 3 ERC (European Research Council grants) projects, 4 academic chairs (French research consortiums) and numerous scientific prizes.

Development and corporate relations

  • A global offer of partnerships with companies
  • 18 industrial, research and teaching chairs (French research consortium)
  • 1 business incubator on 3 sites (40 start-ups)
  • An active contribution to local economic development


  • More than 50 dual degree agreements
  • More than 70 nationalities on our campuses
  • Master's level teaching in both French and English
  • 2 Erasmus Mundus accreditations
  • 5 international training programs (China, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Vietnam, Senegal)

Key Figures

  • 3 campus: Brest - Nantes - Rennes
  • 3 main areas of expertise: digital, energy and the environment
  • 2,198 students, including 1,883 engineers and 314 doctoral students engaged in high-level training courses.
  • 647 graduates/year from the engineering degree to doctorate level
  • 783 staff
  • 251 teacher-researchers and permanent researchers on our campuses, including 121 who are accredited to supervise research
  • 622 publications/year
  • 94,5 M€ budget including 49,3 M€ of own capital including 26,3 M€ from research contracts

The creation of this new Technological university has received the active support of its historical partners, the local authorities: the Regional Council of Brittany and Pays de la Loire, and the metropolitan areas of Brest, Nantes and Rennes. The project has also received ERDF support to the tune of €235 000 for the equipment needed to set up teaching across campuses.

Feder BretagneFeder Pays de la Loire


IMT Atlantique was created from the merger of Mines Nantes and Télécom Bretagne.