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Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) is a French public academic institution dedicated to Higher Education and Research for Innovation in the fields of engineering and digital technology, organized as a Collegiate University. Created in 1996, it was originally known as the "Groupe des écoles des télécommunications", or GET, followed by the "Institut Télécom". The Mines schools, which were placed under the administrative supervision of the Ministry of Industry, joined the Institut in March 2012 when it took on its current name and gained the status of Grand établissement. it combines high academic and scientific legitimacy with a practical proximity to business and a unique positioning in 3 major transformations of the 21st century: Digital Affairs, Energy and Ecology, and Industry. Its training and research for innovation are rolled out in the Mines and Télécom Graduate Schools. The Institut falls under the administrative aegis of the General Council for the Economy, Industry, Energy and Technologies.
Institut Mines-Télécom is a founding member of the Industry of the Future Alliance and the University of Paris-Saclay. It maintains close relationships with the economic world and has two Carnot Institutes.
Every year around one hundred startup companies leave its incubators.
In 1996, the France Télécom monopoly in telecommunications ended. The group of telecommunications schools was established in the form of an Établissement public à caractère administratif (public establishment of an administrative nature), for the purpose of managing the three schools: the École nationale supérieure des télécommunications; the École nationale supérieure des télécommunications de Bretagne and the Institut national des télécommunications. The group was renamed the "Institut Télécom" in 2008. On 1 March 2012, it was renamed the "Institut Mines-Télécom" and converted to an EPCSCP - Grand Établissement. The six Mines schools under the supervision of the Ministry for the Economy, Finances and Industry joined the Institut by convention.
Institut Mines-Télécom is composed of eight schools (Grandes Écoles):
- IMT Atlantique in Brest, Rennes, Nantes, and Toulouse (formed through the merger of Telecom Bretagne and Ecole des Mines de Nantes in 2017),
- École des Mines-Télécom de Lille-Douai (IMT Lille Douai) in Lille and Douai (ex-TELECOM Lille merged with ex-Ecole des Mines de Douai in 2017)
- Télécom ParisTech in Paris and Sophia Antipolis (ex École nationale supérieure des télécommunications, Télécom Paris, or ENST)
- Télécom SudParis in Évry (ex Telecom INT)
- IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux
- IMT Mines Alès
- École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne (Mines Saint-Étienne)
- Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in Évry and Paris (ex Telecom Business School)
Institut Mines-Télécom maintains close relations with strategic partners:
- ARMINES, research organization specific to the Mines schools
- École nationale supérieure des mines de Nancy, dependent on the Ministry of National Education
- EURECOM (founded in 1991, a consortium with european academic and industrial partners in Sophia Antipolis).
- inSIC (a consortium with Université de Lorraine in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges).
Institut Mines-Télécom also includes eleven associate schools:
- Télécom Nancy in Nancy (ex ESIAL).
- Télécom Saint-Étienne in Saint-Étienne.
- Télécom Physique Strasbourg (ex ENSPS) in Strasbourg.
- ENSEIRB-MATMECA in Bordeaux.
- Sup'Com in Tunis.
- INP-ENSEEIHT in Toulouse.
- ENSIIE in Évry and Strasbourg.
- ENSG in Nancy
- IFMA in Clermond-Ferrand
- ESIGELEC in Saint-Étienne du Rouvray
- Grenoble École de Management in Grenoble
- ENIB in Brest
Position in the higher education context in France
Institut Mines-Télécom is a member of several PRES
- ParisTech through its Télécom ParisTech and Mines ParisTech schools which are founding members
- Paris Sciences et Lettres - Quartier latin via Mines ParisTech
- Université européenne de Bretagne via Télécom Bretagne
- Université de Lyon via Mines Saint-Étienne (founding member)
- UniverSud Paris via Télécom École de Management and Télécom SudParis
- Université de Toulouse and Toulouse Tech via Mines Albi
- Université Montpellier Sud de France (UMSF) via Mines Alès
- University of Lille via the École des Mines-Télécom de Lille-Douai (IMT Lille Douai).
- Université Nantes Angers Le Mans (UNAM) via the École nationale supérieure des mines de Nantes (Mines Nantes) (founding member).
The Institut is also a member of the Plateau de Saclay Scientific Cooperation Foundation.
Mobility agreement between schools
A mobility agreement enables students of Institut Mines-Télécom schools to complete their 3rd year of study at a different school within the Institut Mines-Télécom. The agreement involves the 10 schools of the Institut Mines-Télécom, its 2 affiliate schools, Eurecom and Télécom Lille 1, and its strategic partner, Mines Nancy. Students have access to the options and subjects available at each school.