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|Motto||L’École au coeur de la Société de l’Information|
|Type||French Grande École|
|Admin. staff||340 (2006)|
|Campus||Paris, Sophia Antipolis|
|Affiliations||Institut Telecom, ParisTech|
Télécom ParisTech (also known as ENST or Télécom or École nationale supérieure des télécommunications) is one of the most prestigious and selective grandes écoles in France. Located in Paris, it is also a member of prestigious ParisTech and Institut Telecom.
- In 1845, Alphonse Foy, director of telegraphic lines, proposed a school specializing in telegraphy for Polytechnicians. His proposition was rejected.
- The school was founded on 12 July 1878 as the École professionnelle supérieure des postes et télégraphes (EPSPT).
- In 1912 the school's name was changed to École supérieure des postes et télégraphes (ESPT).
- In 1934 the ESPT moved to rue Barrault, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
- In 1938 the school was renamed École nationale supérieure des postes, télégraphes et téléphones (ENSPTT), and in the same year, the President of France, Albert Lebrun honored the school Legion of Honor.
- During the Second World War, in 1942, the ENSPTT was divided into two schools: the ENSPTT and ENST. The ENSPTT was closed on 31 December 2002.
- In 1971 the ENST passed under the direct guardianship of the Direction générale des télécommunications, and the development of the telecommunications during this period drove the state to create two associate schools: the ENST Bretagne in 1977 at Brest, and the INT in 1979 at Évry.
- In 1992 the ENST, together with the EPFL, founded the Institut Eurécom at Sophia-Antipolis.
- On 26 December 1996 the Groupe des Écoles des Télécommunications (GET) was established. It consists of a group of telecommunications schools including the ENST, the Telecom Bretagne, the Telecom SudParis, and Institut Eurécom.
- On 21 September 2009, the school's name was changed to Télécom ParisTech.
Future engineers are recruited from college ("Classes Préparatoires") or after a bachelors degree in scientific areas (physics, mechanics, chemistry, computer science etc.). Some other admission possibilities are after completing the École polytechnique or from the French military and police. ENST also provides education for the Corps des télécommunications.
The Engineering diploma delivered by ENST is roughly equivalent to a Master of Engineering in the USA. Around 250 engineers graduate each year from ENST. 30% to 35% of the graduates are non-French. Courses cover all aspects of computer and communication engineering: electronics, signal processing, software engineering, networking, economics etc.
Research at Télécom ParisTech 
Research at Télécom ParisTech consists of:
- The optimization and the transmission of information
- The improvement in data processing
- Microelectronics, such as FPGA and DSP systems
- Image and signal processing, wavelets
- Artificial intelligence, data mining, distributed and real-time systems
Télécom ParisTech has four research laboratories:
- Department of Electronics and Communications : This laboratory consists of about one hundred researchers and teaching researchers (37 tenured) within 7 research groups
- Department of Computer Science and Networking
- Department of Signal and Image Processing
- Department of Economic and Social Sciences
These departments are associated with the CNRS through the "Laboratory of the Communication and Processing of Information".
Formations for Engineer degree 
- The common trunk (1styear)
For the students admitted in 1st year, the tronc commun is devoted to the bases des connaissances indispensables (BCI). It unfolds them to Paris and lasts a year for the students coming from the common Competition and those admitted on dismissed titles. It takes place in Paris whether they've chosen the Paris courses or the Sophia-antipolis courses.
- The optional unified Cycle (2nd and 3rd years) - Paris courses
The optional cycle is composed of 4 semesters dedicated to the training of the engineers. The teachings of the optional cycle are organized in more than 120 unités d’enseignement(E.U).
- The optional unified Cycle (2nd and 3rd years) - Sophia-antipolis courses (at Institut Eurécom)
The optional cycle is composed of 4 semesters, one of them being dedicated to end of study training. The optional unified cycle works on the model of the unities of capitalizable values called "modules longs" (42 hours - 4 credits) or "modules courts" (21 hours - 2 credits).
- Studies abroad, Masters recherche & other opportunities for the 3rd year
Formations for Master degree 
ENST offers Mastères spécialisés (MS), Masters Recherche (MR) and Master of Science (MSc) programmes in different domains.
Mastères spécialisés courses 
- Formations on 1st year
- Conception et architecture de réseaux
- Conception et architecture des systèmes informatiques
- Création et production multimédia (in partnership with l'INA)
- Dispositifs et techniques de communications
- Ingénierie du logiciel
- E-Business a.k.a. Management et nouvelles technologies (in partnership with HEC)
- Management de projets technologiques (in partnership with l'ESSEC)
- Radio Mobiles
- Sécurité des systèmes informatiques et des réseaux
- Signal, Images et Reconnaissance des Formes
- Formations in alternance on 2nd year
- Management des systèmes d'information répartis (in partnership with l'ESSEC)
Masters Recherche courses 
- Master de sciences & technologies (Université Paris VI)
- Master de mathématiques et informatique (Université Paris VII)
- Master de mathématiques et informatiques pour les sciences de la vie (Université Paris V)
- Master de sciences économiques, sciences politique, sociologie (Université Paris IX)
- Master de mathématiques, informatique, décision et organisation (Université Paris IX)
- Master de sciences de la modélisation de l'information et des systèmes (Université de Toulouse)
- Master de sciences, technologies et santé (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis)
Master of Science courses 
Master of Science is offered through Institut Télécom and ParisTech. This program is intended for bachelor degree holders or of an equivalent diploma to 4 years of university studies in the domain of Information Technology and Telecommunications. The duration of courses will be 12 to 24 months and the course fee is 10,000€. The courses offered at Paris campus will be initially in English and gradually in French. The courses offered at Institut Eurécom, Sophia-Antipolis campus will entirely be in English. The degrees which are obtained are accredited by Conference des Grandes Ecoles and are called Master of Science (English) / Diplôme National Master (French).
- At Paris
- Electrical Engineering
- Information Systems Management and Spatial Applications
- Networked Computer Systems
- Signal, Image and Computer Vision
- At Eurécom, Sophia-Antipolis
- Communications and Computer Security
- Mobile Communications
- Multimedia information technology
See also 
- École nationale supérieure des télécommunications de Bretagne
- Institut Eurécom
- Institut Mines-Télécom
- Official site
- official site of the Junior Entreprise of Télécom ParisTech.
- Site de the Association of Ingénieurs Télécom ParisTech.
- the alumni site of Télécom ParisTech.
- Official site of Eurécom