Paris Institute of Statistics

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Paris Institute of Statistics
Institut de Statistique de l'Université de Paris
Motto The statistical excellence
Type Grande Ecole
Established 1922 by Émile Borel
Director Olivier Lopez
Students From 120 to 150
Location Paris, France
Campus Jussieu
Affiliations Institute of Actuaries of France, Pierre and Marie Curie University

Institut de Statistiques de l'Université de Paris (ISUP, roughly translated as "Paris Institute of Statistics" or literally to "Institute of Statistics of the University of Paris") is a graduate school of statistics based in Paris, near the Place d'Italie. It offers specializations in actuarial sciences (finance and insurance), Biostatistics as well as industry and services. The ISUP is considered as one of the most prestigious centers of learning of statistics in France, reflected in the number of job offers received regularly, the strength of its alumni network, and wages offered to its students out of school, which place it in the "top 15-ranked" French Grandes Ecoles Founded in 1922 by the mathematician Émile Borel, is the oldest and one of the most prestigious schools for statistics in France. The institute is currently affiliated to Pierre and Marie Curie University, frequently considered as the most prestigious universities of Science and Medicine in France.


Emile Borel
Émile Borel, founder of ISUP (1922)


The ISUP is the oldest training statistics in France: it was founded in 1922 (by the mathematician Émile Borel) 20 years before the ENSAE and 72 years before the ENSAI. At the end of the Great War, Émile Borel, one of the greatest mathematicians of his time, was appointed to the Chair of Probability and Mathematical Physics at the University of Paris. So at this time, there is almost no teaching of statistics and the idea of applying mathematics to any specific field arouses contempt "real" mathematicians. Borel is confident that in economy - in Insurance, in particular - there is a demand. This intuition is the basis for the creation of the ISUP 1922. During the thirty years that followed, under the leadership of mathematical leaders, ISUP will initiate the introduction in France, the teaching of statistics and industrial applications, management or Operational Research.

Notable people from ISUP[edit]

The ISUP today[edit]

The current headmaster is Michel Delecroix. Among teachers, traditionally shared with the University of Paris VI or with some ESSEC (partner school) or Dauphine (other actuarial school), several have a worldwide reputation for their research. These include Jean Jacod (the Franco-German Science Award 2008), Paul Deheuvels (a member of the Academy of Sciences), Gérard Biau (2003 prices young statistician of the French Society of Statistics). On its website, the administration announced that it received 1,064 job offers in 2007, it represents more than 20 offers per student. The average compensation for hiring students ISUP makes the ISUP among major French schools that offer the best remuneration.


ISUP is a 3-year academic.


  • Optimization (mathematics)
  • Measure Theory
  • Integration theory
  • Probability
  • Data Analysis 'Univariate and multivariate'
  • Statistics
  • Software SAS
  • Economics
  • Stochastic processes
  • Linear regression models
  • Econometrics
  • Inferential statistics
  • Corporate finance
  • Time series analysis
  • Sampling theory
  • Non-parametric statistical
  • Segmentation and classification

Actuarial Sciences[edit]


Industry risks[edit]



Most teachers take part in scientific research in the areas of statistics, most often at the Laboratory of theoretical and applied statistics (LSTA). It is a major laboratory of research in statistics thanks to the number and impact of publications. It has 8 professors (including a member of the Academy of Sciences), 10 Lecturers, 20 external and 80 doctoral and post-doctoral students.

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Coordinates: 48°49′42″N 2°21′23″E / 48.8284°N 2.3565°E / 48.8284; 2.3565