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Paris Graduate School of Digital Innovation
École pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies (EPITECH)
Motto The school of expertise in computer science
Type Private institution of higher education in general Computer Science
Established 1999 (1999)
Parent institution
IONIS Education Group[1]
Chancellor Emmanuel Carli
Students 5,000
Location Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Bordeaux, Rennes, Marseille, Lille, Lyon, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Saint-André, Réunion, Tirana, France, Albania
48°48′55″N 2°21′47″E / 48.81528°N 2.36306°E / 48.81528; 2.36306Coordinates: 48°48′55″N 2°21′47″E / 48.81528°N 2.36306°E / 48.81528; 2.36306
Website epitech.eu
EPITECH Strasbourg.

The Paris Graduate School of Digital Innovation (French: École pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies, or Epitech), formerly European Institute of Information Technology in English[2] is a private institution of higher education in general computer science that was founded in 1999[3] and has been accredited by the French government.[4][5]

Headquartered in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, south of Paris, the school has campuses in Bordeaux, Rennes, Marseille, Lille, Lyon, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Saint-André, Réunion[6][6]

The school also has a location in Tirana, Albania.[7]

Epitech delivers a five-year curriculum split in two parts: the first three years corresponds to a Bachelor in computer science[8] and the last 2 years to expert in information technology[9][10]

The school has the particularity to teach with practical cases instead of theoretical.[11]

Epitech has also an Executive MBA in IT and entrepreneurship course targeting executive managers in computer science.[12]


Epitech was created in 1999, taking advantage of the keen interest of the École Pour l'Informatique et les Techniques Avancées to train students without a scientific background. The institution is part of IONIS Education Group.

In 2007, Epitech opened new campuses in Casablanca, Dalian, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Strasbourg and Toulouse. Since January 2008, the degree delivered has been recognized by the Commission nationale de la certification professionnelle,[9] as level 1.[13] In 2008, the campuses of Nice, Montpellier, Nancy, Marseille and Rennes were opened. Since 2009, the school has been recognized by the French State.[4]

New campuses abroad[edit]

In early 2013, Epitech announced it would open a campus in Beijing, China in September 2013 and further international branches in California, United Kingdom and Spain by September 2014.[14][needs update]


EPITECH has partnered with the Zup de Co association to create the Web@cademie, a 2-year training completely free for students without the French Baccalaureate and with a strong motivation in computer science.[15] This course has the goal to attain a job of software developer for young people who have stopped their regular studies.[16] They are trained by EPITECH teachers at Le Kremlin-Bicêtre[17] and at Lyon.[18]


EPITECH delivers an "Expert of Information Technologies" diploma (equivalent to a Master's degree in France).[19] The degree is recognized by French CNCP.[20]


Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Epitech-Transforming computer science passion into expertise
  2. ^ (in French) EPITECH Paris — Ecole pour l’informatique et les nouvelles technologies
  3. ^ (in French) EPITECH: l’Ecole de l'Expertise Informatique
  4. ^ a b "Arrêté du 10 juillet 2009 portant reconnaissance par l'État de l'École pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies" (in French). France: Legifrance.gouv.fr. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "L'Epitech est désormais reconnue par l'Etat" (in French). 
  6. ^ a b (in French) Epitech: des stages en entreprise de 3 jours par semaine
  7. ^ EPITECH
  8. ^ (in French) Information Technology expertise European Institute of Technology
  9. ^ a b "Arrêté du 16 janvier 2008 portant enregistrement au répertoire national des certifications professionnelles" (in French). France: Legifrance.gouv.fr. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ (in French) Le titre de l’EPITECH reconnu par l’Etat Archived 2012-04-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ (in French) Informatique et Internet: nouveaux profils recherchés
  12. ^ (in French)Executive MBA EPITECH
  13. ^ Le Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) - Résumé descriptif de la certification
  14. ^ "Le groupe d'enseignement privé Ionis s'ancre à l'international". 15 February 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  15. ^ (in French) La Web Académie accueille sa troisième promotion d’élèves « décrocheurs »
  16. ^ (in French) Une école unique en France: la "web académie"
  17. ^ (in French) L'école qui reconnecte les décrocheurs
  18. ^ (in French) La Web@cademie ouvrira ses portes à Lyon en avril 2013
  19. ^ http://www.epitech.eu/blogs/diplome-epitech-homologue-niveau1-bac-5-art445.html
  20. ^ http://www.letudiant.fr/etudes/ecole-ingenieur/ma-vie-detudiant-en-ecole-dinformatique-selon-zeid-en-3e-annee-a-epitech-13172/apres-epitech-quelle-insertion-professionnelle-17157.html
  21. ^ (in French)Solomon Hykes (Docker) : ce Français qui pourrait révolutionner l'informatique mondiale

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