École des mines de Nantes

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École nationale supérieure des mines de Nantes (Mines Nantes)
Type Grandes Ecoles
Location Nantes, France
Campus Nantes
Affiliations Institut Mines-Télécom (Mines Télécom Institut of Technology), Groupe des écoles des Mines,Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
Website [1], [2]

The École des Mines de Nantes, or École nationale supérieure des mines de Nantes (Mines Nantes) is a French high-level engineering school (grande école), part of the prestigious Institut Mines-Télécom. The school is based in Nantes, in the west of France.

The school offers 10 majors :

The EMN has also signed agreements with Audencia Business School to offer a joint degree in management of information technologies.

Teaching philosophy[edit]

Although it offers a fairly typical education for an engineering school, the EMN strives to give its graduate a practical, pragmatic approach to the technical and business skills it teaches. Manifestations of this philosophy include programs such as the Apprentissage Par l'Action ("Learning through interaction"), a case-based approach to sciences that places students in front of industry-inspired puzzles and develops students' analytic skills and intellectual curiosity. The EMN is also a partner of "La main à la pâte" ("hands in the dough"), an innovative initiative to teach sciences in primary courses supported by Georges Charpak, who won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1992.

Other schools of Mines in France[edit]

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Coordinates: 47°16′56″N 1°31′15″W / 47.28222°N 1.52083°W / 47.28222; -1.52083