Metz Science Park
The Science Park of Metz is located in the South-East of the city, in the area of Grigy. It is the 2nd technology center of Lorraine in terms of workforce, behind the science park of Nancy. There are more than 250 companies and 4000 people working in the park.
The park was created in 1983 by the former mayor of the city, Jean-Marie Rausch. The first name given to the park was "Technopôle Metz 2000". Then, it was renamed "Metz Technopôle" in 2002.
Important international facilities exist in the park :
- Metz International Congress Center
- World Trade Center
- Business center CESCOM
Many graduate schools are located in the park, especially engineering ones :
- Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), engineering school in mechanical and industrial engineering
- École supérieure d’électricité (Supélec)
- Georgia Tech Lorraine, European campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology
The overall number of students, including the university of Lorraine and the high schools, is about 4500.
Parks and recreation
The 18-hole golf course of Metz is in the middle of the Science Park. Many other green places are well maintained, especially around the lake Symphony and the lake Ariane.