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Arts et Métiers ParisTech

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Arts et Métiers ParisTech is a French engineering and research institute of higher education. It is a grande école, recognized for leading in the fields of mechanics and industrialization. Founded in 1780, it is among the oldest French institutions and is one of the most prestigious engineering schools in France.[3] It has been consistently ranked among the top ten French engineering schools and was ranked fifth in France for Mechanical Engineering in the Shanghai ranking 2018.[4]

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Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology
Former names
ENSAM (École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers), École impériale d'arts et métiers, Ecole d'arts et métiers
TypePublic, Grande école
Established1780; 243 years ago (1780)
Academic affiliations
ParisTech, France AEROTECH, CGE
Budget€124.6 M (in 2011) [1]
PresidentLaurent Champaney
Academic staff

48.8341°N 2.3575°E / 48.8341; 2.3575
CampusParis, Aix-en-Provence, Angers, Lille, Bordeaux, Châlons-en-Champagne, Cluny, Metz
InstitutesBastia, Chambéry, Chalon-sur-Saône
Colors   Purple & orange

The school has trained 85,000 engineers since its foundation by François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt. It is a "Public Scientific, Cultural and Professional Institution" (EPSCP) under the authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and has the special status of Grand établissement. The École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers (ENSAM), which adopted the brand name "Arts et Métiers ParisTech" in 2007,[5] was a founding member of ParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology), héSam [6] and France AEROTECH.

Arts et Métiers ParisTech consists of eight Teaching and Research Centres (CER) and three institutes spread across the country. Its students are called Gadz'Arts.

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