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Paris Graduate School of Digital Innovation
École pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies (EPITECH)
Other name
Epitech Technology
MottoThe school of expertise in computer science
TypePrivate institution of higher education in general computer science
Established1999 (1999)
Parent institution
IONIS Education Group[1]
PresidentMarc Sellam
DirectorGildas Vinson
48°48′55″N 2°21′47″E / 48.81528°N 2.36306°E / 48.81528; 2.36306
Campusmultiple sites, 20 campuses in 5 countries (2024)
LanguageEnglish, French
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, is a private institution of higher education in computer science and software engineering that was founded in 1999.[2][3][4]

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.[5] The school also has locations in Barcelona (Spain),[6] Tirana (Albania),[7] Berlin (Germany),[8] and Brussels (Belgium).[9]

The school has the particularity to teach with practical cases instead of theoretical.[10]

Epitech also have an executive pole, Epitech Executive, with an Executive MBA in IT and entrepreneurship course targeting executive managers in computer science,[11][12] and shares its network since 2020 with Epitech Digital School, a 50%-tech 50%-business school.[13]

The institution is part of IONIS Education Group.


Epitech was created in 1999, taking advantage of the keen interest of the École Pour l'Informatique et les Techniques Avancées EPITA to train students with a specific interest for computer sciences related matter only.

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,[14] as level 1.[15] In 2008, the campuses of Nice, Montpellier, Nancy, Marseille and Rennes were opened.

Since 11 January 2024, the awarded degree of the Grande Ecole program is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.[16][17]

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.[18][needs update]

In 2021, the school had opened up campuses in New York City, Berlin, Barcelona, Brussels and Geneva and made them part of a 5-year international program, where students would move out of their country to study in the various campuses in Europe and in the world.[19]


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.[20] This course has the goal to attain a job of software developer for young people who have stopped their regular studies.[21] They are trained by Epitech teachers at Le Kremlin-Bicêtre[22] and in Lyon.[23]

In 2022, Epitech and ESME-Sudria held a summer school session in robotics, aimed at international students interested at studying in Paris.[24]

The school partners with more than 100 academic institutions worldwide,[25] partnering with universities such as The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Jönköping University and the University of Kent.[26] Epitech also holds a joint graduate study program in Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things with the Algebra University College.[27][28]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Epitech-Transforming computer science passion into expertise
  2. ^ (in French) EPITECH: l’Ecole de l'Expertise Informatique
  3. ^ (in French) EPITECH Paris — Ecole pour l’informatique et les nouvelles technologies
  4. ^ "Epitech". Epitech (in French). Retrieved 2024-01-12.
  5. ^ (in French) Epitech: des stages en entreprise de 3 jours par semaine
  6. ^ (in Spanish)EPITECH : escuela superior de informática
  7. ^ "EPITECH". Archived from the original on 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  8. ^ (in German)
  9. ^ (in French)
  10. ^ (in French) Informatique et Internet: nouveaux profils recherchés
  11. ^ (in French)Executive MBA EPITECH
  12. ^ "Epitech Executive". Epitech Executive (in French). Retrieved 2024-01-13.
  13. ^ "Epitech Digital : l'école digitale 50% tech, 50 % business". L'Etudiant (in French). Retrieved 2024-01-13.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "Le Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) - Résumé descriptif de la certification". Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
  16. ^ Lanique, Julie. "L'Epitech obtient le visa du ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur pour son programme grande école". Le aefinfo (in French). Retrieved 2024-01-12.
  17. ^ "Autorisation à délivrer un diplôme d'expert en technologies de l'information visé par le ministre chargé de l'enseignement supérieur". Bulletin Officiel (in French). Retrieved 2024-01-12.
  18. ^ "Le groupe d'enseignement privé Ionis s'ancre à l'international". 15 February 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  19. ^ "Emmanuel C. on LinkedIn: International Track - Epitech France". fr.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2024-01-12.
  20. ^ (in French) La Web Académie accueille sa troisième promotion d’élèves "décrocheurs" Archived 2015-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  21. ^ (in French) Une école unique en France: la "web académie"
  22. ^ (in French) L'école qui reconnecte les décrocheurs
  23. ^ (in French) La Web@cademie ouvrira ses portes à Lyon en avril 2013 Archived 2014-02-17 at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ "Epitech and ESME Summer Program in Robotics". ITS Global Engagement. 2022-04-08. Retrieved 2024-01-12.
  25. ^ "Comment intégrer l'école Epitech en tant qu'étudiant étranger ?". Epitech International. Retrieved 2024-01-13.
  26. ^ "Erasmus+". erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2024-01-12.
  27. ^ "IOT AND AI PROGRAM". Epitech International. Retrieved 2024-01-13.
  28. ^ "EQAR Report: Graduate Study Programme in Computer Science – Internet of Things and Artifical Intelligence, second cycle". EQAR. Retrieved 2024-01-15.
  29. ^ (in French)Solomon Hykes (Docker) : ce Français qui pourrait révolutionner l'informatique mondiale

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