The Institut Villebon-Georges Charpak
Building on its commitment to promote social access and equal opportunities, ParisTech took the initiative in collaboration with Université Paris Descartes, Université Paris-Sud, the FCS Paris-Saclay campus, and Fondation ParisTech, to create the Institut Villebon-Georges Charpak.
An institute which reveals the scientific talents of the future
The institute welcomed its first intake of students in September 2013 made up of:
70 % of scholarship students
45 % of girls
30 % of technology graduates
Social access, innovative teaching (project-based teaching) and inter-disciplinarity are the keys to the success of this institute which aims to make the best of French higher education available to young people from less privileged backgrounds.
A unique alliance between higher education institutions and business
The socio-economic players have a dominant role in the development of innovative teaching in the Institut. The joint work of the six corporate sponsors - Areva, Orange, Microsoft, Société Générale, SNCF and Solucom – and the managers of the Institut, enables students to receive appropriate and transferable multi-disciplinary knowledge for the business world.
The partner companies have a significant place in the daily life of the Institut Villebon-Georges Charpak:
They participate in student recruitment
They are involved in the student/business exchange framework
They offer their staff the opportunity to become a student sponsor in order to support them in the implementing their career plan
"I am convinced that co-operation between the higher education institutions and business is a driving force for faster and easier integration of youngsters into the workforce. "
Gaëtan Milin, Employment and Mobility Director - Areva
"The Institut is involved in making difference a strength, by enabling everybody to fully express their potential. "
Sandrine Dhellemmes, Inclusion and Disability Mission Manager – Société Générale
"Through a new approach to teaching, combining educational innovation and co-operation with the world of business, the Institut is a great incubator for revealing new potential."
Laure Michel, Recruitment and Grandes Écoles Relationship Manager – Solucom