École nationale supérieure d'informatique pour l'industrie et l'entreprise

The École nationale supérieure d'informatique pour l'industrie et l'entreprise (National School of Computer Science for Industry and Business), formerly known as Institut d'informatique d'entreprise, is one of the top French public Grandes écoles in Computer Science.

Students are admitted to ENSIIE through the selective Concours Mines-Télécom examination, after a strong competition during two years of undergraduate studies in classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles. The selection was done on the Concours Centrale-Supélec examination before 2015.

The school belongs to prestigious groups of institutions such as Institut Télécom, UniverSud Paris or University of Paris-Saclay (associate member).[1]

The ENSIIE Engineering School was created by the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in 1968.

Initially located in Paris, it is now in Évry, in Paris (France).

École nationale supérieure d'informatique pour l'industrie et l'entreprise
TypeGrande école
DirectorLaurent Prével
CampusPôle scientifique d'Évry Vals-de-Seine,
AffiliationsUniverSud Paris, Institut Télécom, University of Paris-Saclay (associate member)

Academic studies

The admission to Institut d'Informatique d'Entreprise is made through a selective entrance examination, and requires at least two years of preparation (in Classes Préparatoires). Each year, around 130~150 new students are admitted.

Courses last 3 years, and the final year can be done in a foreign university, such as the University of Manchester (UK), Oxford University (UK), Aston University (UK), Université de Sherbrooke (Canada). Some of these collaborations will enable the student to obtain both the ENSIIE degree and the master's degree of the host university.

The studies are divided into three major components:

Some Humanities topics are added: Languages (students have to successfully pass the TOEIC before the end of their studies), Epistemology, ...

A considerable amount of time (11 months during the whole studies) is spent working in companies or research laboratories, corresponding to 3 internships: 2 months at the end of the 1st year, 3 months at the end of the 2nd year, and 6 months at the end of the 3rd year.

Notable alumni

  • Laurent Prével (1982), president of Association des professionnels pour l'économie numérique
  • Marie-Agnès Bousquet (1987), Assistant Director of Hachette Éducation
  • Alain Garnier (1993), founder of Arisem and Jamespot
  • Denis Fayolle (2001), co-founder of LaFourchette.com
  • Christophe Devine (2003), inventor of the software Aircrack and XySSL
  • Eric Raffin and Baptiste Manson (2007), founders and associates of Inovia-Team


  1. ^ Members and associates

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Coordinates: 48°37′36″N 2°25′55″E / 48.626725°N 2.431905°E

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de Morogues was named the Academy's first president and the institution gathered in astronomers, hydrographers, mathematicians and so on, including such names as Dumaitz de Goimpy, Borda, Thévenard, Marguerie, and Claret de Fleurieu, and three of its members (Claret de Fleurieu, Fleuriot de Langle, d'Escures) were to be found amongst La Perouse's expedition to the Solomon Islands which later disappeared. The Academy contributed greatly to the improvement of navigational instruments, and its graduates included Étienne Eustache Bruix.

The institution disappeared temporarily from 1764 to 1769, at the end of the Seven Years' War. In 1769, Aymar Joseph de Roquefeuil, commandant of the Brest fleet, obtained permission for its re-establishment from Louis XV and from Choiseul-Praslin, Secretary of State for the Navy. The Academy was linked to the Académie des sciences by an edict of 1771, but was finally suppressed by the National Convention on 8 August 1793 at the same time as all the other academies. It was restored again under the Empire as the "Académie de marine" and continues its work today.

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The ANR funds scientific teams, both public and private, in the form of short-term research contracts. Its budget was 350 million Euros in 2005, and has risen to 955M€ as of 2009.

The ANR was supervised by Jacques Stern from 2007 until 2010 and by Eva Pebay-Peyroula since 2010.


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Nice Observatory

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Its stated missions are as follows:

Help to better exploit technologies in service of mankind

Provide clarity on emerging technologies

Contribute to public discussion of the risks and benefits of technologies

Contribute to professional and technological education

Interest the young and their parents in technologies and new careers

Raise public interest and comprehension in technologiesIn 2006 the Academy had approximately 200 active members plus emeritus and foreign members. It is organized into a number of commissions, committees, and work groups on subjects including ethics, energy and the environment, transport, simulation, defense, etc.

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It offers 30 courses including Bachelor's degree, Habilitation, Master's degree and PhD.

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The vocation of the Institute is to train high-level military, government officials and high-ranking executives in defence matters. Some sessions are reserved for young auditors, generally students in the foremost Grandes Ecoles, and under the age of 30. In 2010, the deputy director of the defense college was Robert Ranquet.

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She was the 2008 program chair of the Symposium on Computational Geometry.

She is also the author or editor of two books in computational geometry:

Towards Dynamic Randomized Algorithms in Computational Geometry (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 758, Springer, 1993)

Effective Computational Geometry for Curves and Surfaces (edited with Boissonat, Springer, 2007)


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It is headed by Catherine Pégard, president of the public establishment, assisted by Beatrix Saule, as director of the National Museum of Versailles and Trianon.

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