Created in 1997, the ATHENS Network (Advanced Technology Higher Education Network/SOCRATES) is made up of 9 ParisTech institutions, among which ESPCI Paris, and 14 major European Technical universities. ParisTech is the general coordinator of the Network which aims to encourage international mobility of students and faculties.

ATHENS, a success that cannot be denied!

The ATHENS programme is a 7-day scientific and cultural exchange programm offered twice a year to students from all partner institutions. ESPCI Paris is indeed participating in the March session. Around 4,000 students participate in the exchanges every year.
In 2017, ATHENS will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Paris! At that occasion, a photocontest on the theme of "What is the best memory of your ATHENS week ?" is launched. More information are available here to participate.

ATHENS Regulations

ATHENS Programme student commitment
While applying you sign a student commitment containing the rules that you commit yourself to respect when participating in ATHENS

ATHENS General Rules
Very important information for students.


For more information on the programme and selection process, please consult this website

MARCH 17-24, 2018 session in Paris
Arrival date: Friday, March 16th
Starting time: Saturday, March 17th at 11:00
Termination date: Saturday March 24th (No activity on Saturday)

You are coming at ESPCI Paris to follow the course ESPCI1 or ESPCI2 for the March ATHENS Session, congratulations for this choice and see the detailed programs herewith.

All information on housing, transportation and programme are available here :