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École des Ponts Paris Tech

Name of Member: L’École des Ponts ParisTech,
Acronym: ENPC
Telephone: +33 (0)1 64 15 30 00
Address: École des Ponts ParisTech
6-8 avenue Blaise-Pascal, Cité Descartes, 77455 Champs-sur-Marne, Marne-la-Vallée cedex 2, France.

École des Ponts ParisTech, created in 1747 under the name École Royale des Ponts et Chaussées, is a higher education establishment that trains engineers to a high level of scientific, technical and general competency. Apart from civil engineering and spatial planning, historically the source of its prestige, the School develops high-quality programs and research associated with the energy transition.
The “Railway and Urban Transport System Engineering” Advanced Master®, created in 2008 in cooperation with UTC Compiegne and INSA HdF, provides an overview of the railway and urban system, using a multidisciplinary approach with technical, economic and regulatory angles. It is aimed at professionals with several years of experience in transport. Students learn how to design, operate and maintain a variety of guided transport systems, including trains, subways, trams and BRT, as well as their infrastructure. A particular emphasis is put on mass transit, since rapid urbanization means that high-capacity transportation becomes essential to cope with congestion and pollution.

  • railway engineering
  • signalling
  • rolling stock
  • transport economics
  • Federico Antoniazzi, director of advanced master, holds a PhD in transport economics from Sapienza University of Rome and Lyon 2 university. He has been working on several area of research, including railway safety, traffic forecasting and socio-economic evaluation of high
    speed lines and railway/road projects financing in developing countries for the World Bank.
  • Walter Schon, UTC advanced master deputy director:
  • Didier Derks, INSA HdF advanced master deputy director

A selection of projects, activities and papers:

Recent activities:
Each year we publish a yearbook that summarizes research activities provided by students, that are
available for download here: