Founded in 1993, the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines d’Albi-Carmaux (Mines Albi) is a state-funded higher education institution, placed under the authority of the Ministry of Economy and Industry.
A graduate school of engineering
As a French ‘Grande École’ of engineering, Mines Albi offers an outstanding range of programs to fit your needs, talents and goals. Our undergraduate students are admitted at L3 or M1 level and our Engineering Diploma is delivered at the end of M2 year.
Our master of science, engineering, International Master (M3) and PhD programs provide a high level of scientific and managerial training to develop socially responsible leaders poised for the challenges of a dynamic and unsettled world.
A center of excellence for research
Mines Albi hosts 3 research centers:
The RAPSODEE research center dedicated to energy, environment and the science and technology of particulate solids
The Clément Ader Institute focusing on research on mechanical and material science engineering with a particular emphasis in aeronautics and space applications
The Research Center for Industrial Engineering devoted to the organization and management of supply chains, development of mathematical tools and software for system engineering
In recognition of the scientific excellence and quality within industry research partnerships, RAPSODEE and ICA became shared research units between CNRS and Mines Albi and the laboratories of Mines Albi were awarded the prestigious “Carnot” ranking, a label delivered to elite research groups in France conducting industry-oriented research
A business partner for economic and regional development
Mines Albi continuously develops close ties with international and national industries and participates in the development of the regional economy, e.g. by hosting starts-up etc. The training process is designed to ensure that graduate engineers are able to ‘hit the ground running’ in operational jobs in various sectors in industry. Many engineers and managers from industry regularly teach at the school and are closely involved in its management.
“Mines Albi” is a modern and well-equipped academic institution
- training multi-skilled engineers according to the French “Grandes Ecoles” tradition
- delivering Master of Science diploma
- co-delivering doctoral diploma
- carrying out cutting edge fundamental and applied research
- promoting the industrial implementation of its activities.
“Mines Albi” belongs:
- to the “Institut Mines-Télécom”, the French leader in Education and Research in Engineering, Information Technology and Management,
- to “Toulouse University”, founded in 1290 comprising of about 120000 students shared across all university fields.
Albi is a charming and quiet town located in the South-west of France, its historical center being declared an UNESCO world heritage site.
Positioned in the heart of the modern and dynamic network of “Mines”, “Télécom” and “Toulouse” universities located throughout France and in the Midi-Pyrénées region, “Mines Albi” is developing in an environment of world-renowned research clusters in various fields such as aeronautics, cancer and health, energy, water and environment.
Accelerated internationalisation of the campus has become one of the major aims for future development.
A significant international experience is compulsory for each of our students during their studies and Mines Albi aims host yearly about 30% of foreign students in under-graduate and masters courses. These students are admitted as exchange, undergraduate or double diploma students, in the framework of the collaboration agreements signed with universities from all over the world.
Today, about 50% of our doctoral and post-doctoral students come from abroad. We develop the international engagement and recognition of our research by continuing to organise and co-organise yearly international conferences, increasing our participation in international and EU projects, and increasing international publications. The development of joint international research teams and laboratories as well as intensification of visiting professorships will strengthen our position at the international level. Due also to the new investments in the technological and pilot platforms GALA, MIMAUSA and VALTHERA and to the quality of campus life and in Albi generally, the “Mines Albi” is an attractive option for studying and research.
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