Founded in 1747, École des Ponts ParisTech , is the world's oldest civil engineering school. It remains to this day one of the most prestigious and selective French Grandes Écoles. It is headquartered in Marne-la-Vallée and a member of ParisTech . Following the creation of the Corps of Bridges and Roads in 1716, the King's Council decided in 1747 to found a specific training course for the state's engineers, as École royale des ponts et chaussées. In 1775, the school took its current name as École nationale des ponts et chaussées. The school's first director, from 1747 until 1794, was...
|Location:|| Marne-la-Vallée, Île-de-France