Mines Paris – PSL has 5 sites in France. In 2025, an innovation campus will open in Versailles-Satory.


60, Boulevard Saint Michel, 75006 PARIS

The Paris campus is the historic site of the École Centrale Paris, which moved into the former Hôtel de Vendôme in 1816. Initially renting the ground floor, it moved in permanently when the buildings were bought outright under the July Monarchy in 1837. Over the following decades, the building was gradually transformed to meet its teaching and research needs.


The Paris campus is home to the school’s management, main teaching facilities, library, mineralogy museum, Mines Paris Foundation, Mines Paris Alumni and several research centres:

  • The Centre for Industrial Economics (CERNA)
  • The scientific management centre (CGS)
  • The centre for the sociology of innovation (CSI)
  • The robotics centre (CAOR)
  • Bioinformatics (CBIO)

The site is also home to the Institut des Transformations Numériques (ITN).



35, rue Saint Honoré, 77300 Fontainebleau

Since 1967, the Fontainebleau campus has been home to 6 research centres and a training institute.

  • Automation and systems (CAS)
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematical morphology (CMM)
  • Process Thermodynamics (CTP)
  • Computer science research (CRI)
  • Higher Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management (ISIGE)

The library houses most of the School’s Earth and Environmental Sciences collections. It also houses the “Earth Sciences, Environment and Sustainable Development” collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and UNESCO’s “Man and Biosphere” programme.

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63-65, rue Henri Auguste Desbruères, 91000 Evry

The Evry site is home to a research centre set up in 1967, whose activities cover all types of materials of industrial interest:

  • The Materials Centre (CMAT)

The campus is home to the specialised Masters in Materials and Structures Design (DMS), around twenty 3-year doctoral theses and is involved in training civil engineers.


Sophia-Antipolis – Campus Pierre Laffitte

1, rue Claude Daunesse, 06904 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex

Created in 1969 by Pierre Laffitte, then Director of the Ecole Polytechnique, the Sophia Antipolis technology park brings together major groups and start-ups, research centres and training organisations.

The Pierre Laffitte campus is also home to a number of specialised masters programmes run by these research centres, and regularly welcomes students from the School at various stages of their studies.

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In the early 1970s, he decided to locate several of the École’s research centres here. Today, there are 5 centres here:

  • The Materials Forming Centre (CEMEF)
  • The Centre for Applied Mathematics (CMA)
  • The Risk and Crisis Research Centre (CRC)
  • The Observation, Impacts and Energy Centre (O.I.E.)
  • The Processes, Renewable Energy and Energy Systems Centre (PERSEE)

The site is also home to The Transition Institute 1.5 (TTI.5).



Z.I. Les Glaizes – 5, rue Léon Blum, 91120 Palaiseau

The Palaiseau site is home to a research centre focused on improving the energy efficiency of complex systems in buildings, industrial processes and transport:

  • Centre for Energy Efficiency Systems (CES)


In 2025, opening of the Versailles Satory innovation campus

The future Mines Paris – PSL innovation campus will bring together 3 research centres on a single site:


  • the materials centre – CMAT (currently in Évry): 3,750 m² dedicated to understanding materials at different scales and under complex stresses;
  • the Centre d’Efficacité Energétique des Systèmes – CES (currently in Palaiseau): 1,480 m² dedicated to research into improving the energy efficiency of complex systems;
  • the Robotics Centre – CAOR (currently in Paris): 300 m² for the development of new concepts, tools or algorithms used in real-life intelligent systems, in particular intelligent transport systems.


The campus will also include 3,000 m² of shared research space, with common areas (a 150-seat amphitheatre, training/conference rooms, a cafeteria, etc.).

Nearly 1,400 m² of space will also be available on 3 levels, in the form of modular tertiary platforms, for new locations.

The Yvelines County Council is investing €98m in this project.



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