IMT Atlantique is a member of the Institut Mines-Télécom

Institut Mines-Télécom: the number one group of engineering and management schools in France

11 engineering and management schools[1] form Institut Mines-Télécom. The group's strength lies in the complementarity of its Higher education institutions and their cohesion, founded on a common vision:

  • to prepare students for the business world;
  • to develop the economy and regions;
  • to contribute to innovation and entrepreneurship.

These activities are carried out as students take on the issues of the major transitions in digital technology, energy, industry and education.

Excellence in Training and Research

  • 11 engineering and management universities under the supervision of the French Minister of Economy and Industry
  • 13,400 students, numbers which are comparable to those of major American universities such as MIT and Stanford.
  • 4,420 degrees awarded.  90% of graduates recruited directly on open-ended work contracts
  • A network of 60,000 alumni present in every economic sector.
  • 2,080 Grade A research publications contributing to scientific and technological progress, which also guarantee cutting-edge education.
  • 9,070 business partnerships with local ecosystems as well as national stakeholders through Institut Mines-Télécom's vast regional network.

Geared towards businesses, Institut Mines-Télécom's partnership-based research feeds the economy: it is recognized by 2 Carnot Institute certifications (Carnot M.I.N.E.S and Carnot Télécom & société numérique) which were awarded in 2006 and renewed in 2011.
Institut Mines-Télécom’s academic excellence is widely recognized. Our professor-researchers have received extensive awards and recognition.

In the 3rd year of studies, there are 11 Higher Education institutions to choose from.

Engineering or management students at Institut Mines-Télécom institutions can carry out six months of their studies in another institution in the group, exploring topics in greater depth that aren’t offered by their campus, while remaining enrolled at their original institution.


Institut Mines-Télécom, French leader in training through work-study contracts

For over 25 years, Institut Mines-Télécom and its Higher education institutions have developed apprenticeships in management and engineering sciences, using these programs to train 10% of French engineers each year.

Innovation and entrepreneurship: part of Institut Mines-Télécom’s DNA

The Institut Mines-Télécom Higher Education institutions were established by public authorities to support economic and industrial development in France as early as the 18th century. Our institutions promote entrepreneurship and encourage the incubation of technology projects: every year nearly 100 startups receive support at our business incubators.

The institutions offer a wide range of tools that help students gain an understanding of and experience in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Students benefit from the extensive partnerships between Institut Mines-Télécom Higher Education institutions and local and national innovation centers. 

Beyond entrepreneurship, these programs train engineers and managers with an awareness of value creation and innovation, enabling them to offer the creativity companies are looking for.

IMT Atlantique an important link in the Institut Mines-Télécom chain, responding to the major transformations of the 21st century

Together, through their complementarity, Institut Mines-Télécom Higher Education institutions offer a wide range of expertise. IMT Atlantique plays an integral part in this group dynamic, which systematically responds to the issues of the major transformations of the 21st century:

  • digital technology,
  • industry,
  • energy,
  • education

The institution brings its expertise to Institut Mines-Télécom research in the areas of smart cities, health and personal autonomy, and the industry of the future.

Institut Mines-Télécom is a founding member of the  Alliance for the Industry of the Future, which brings together trade federations, research organizations and higher education institutions. Its objective is to make France a leader in the new global industrial generation. Institut Mines-Télécom also founded the Franco-German Academy for the Industry of the Future with the Technische Universität München.

Educational Transition: a cooperative approach between Institut Mines-Télécom Higher Education institutions for transforming teaching models

Institut Mines-Télécom and its Higher Education institutions are a significant driving force in creating Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in French and English, particularly in the areas of telecommunications, digital technology and engineering sciences.
By dovetailing their expertise and know-how in innovative teaching methods, Institut Mines-Télécom’s institutions now enjoy a wide range of representative training programs. 

These courses are fully integrated into the programs offered by Institut Mines-Télécom’s universities, including the following: 

  • Initial common core training
  • Educational experience in “flipped classrooms” 
  • Validating credits through retakes or additional teaching
  • Providing students with the opportunity to access cross-disciplinary and complementary themes

Closely linked to Institut Mines-Télécom’s strategy, the MOOCs also contribute to the growth and renown of the group and its Higher Education institutions both in France and around the world.

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Institut Mines-Télécom contributes to the international reach of its institutions

As a global key player with an international outlook, Institut Mines-Télécom attracts students from across borders (33% of students enrolled on its Master’s and PhD-level courses are from abroad), while also sending its students to the best foreign universities with which Institut Mines-Télécom has established exchange agreements and complementary dual-degree courses through its universities’ existing bilateral agreements


IMT Atlantique, IMT Nord Europe, Mines Albi,  Mines Alès, Mines Saint-Etienne, Télécom École de Management, Télécom ParisTech, Télécom SudParis ; EURECOM ; Mines ParisTech ; Mines Nancy.