ParisTech (officially Institut des sciences et technologies de Paris (Paris Institute of Technology)) is a collegiate university located in Paris, France specialised in science and business.
The member institutes of ParisTech are well-established publicly owned educational and research institutions, many of which were founded back in the 18th century. Some deliver a high-level, broad education in science such as Arts et Métiers ParisTech , MINES ParisTech, École des Ponts ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech or École Polytechnique, whereas others provide a deeper, research-focused level of expertise in select scientific disciplines, such as AgroParisTech (life, food and environmental sciences), TELECOM ParisTech (telecommunications), Chimie ParisTech (chemistry), ESPCI ParisTech (physics, chemistry and biology), Institut d’Optique Graduate School (physics and optics) or ENSAE ParisTech (Economy, Statistics & Finance). Some finally, do not deliver degrees in science or in engineering, like the business school HEC Paris, and the ENPC School of International Management, also members of the Paris Institute of Technology.
ParisTech is also a member of IDEA League, an alliance between universities in science and technology in Europe, as well as of the ATHENS Programme.