Efrei: the School,
Its Programs and Its Values
Efrei Paris, founded in 1936, is an engineering school specialized in information and digital technologies. Every year, the school grants up to 300 Master of Engineering degrees.
Located in Paris, Efrei Paris works in close partnership with a large number of companies, helping to meet both the academic and professional goals of roughly 1,300 students. Now with more than 7,300 alumni engineers working in France and internationally, Efrei Paris is highly placed among the rankings of recruiting agencies and human resources departments of large companies.
Efrei Paris is a member of the “Conference des Grandes Ecoles” (CGE) and has been approved by the “Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur”, the only official accrediting body in France, to award Master of Engineering degrees since 1957.
The average salary for Efrei Paris graduates from the class of 2014 is €38,500 annually.
From André Truong (class of 1959), the co-inventor of the first-ever microprocessor to Rani Assaf (class of 1997), one of the minds behind the Freebox (an ADSL modem offered by the French telecommunication provider Free), a number of Efrei Paris engineers have taken their place in the history of computing.
Today, young graduates from Efrei Paris continue to play an innovative role in the in the field of information technology. Such notable alumni include: Adrien Touati (class of 2009), founder of GoProd, well-known for its many remarkable applications; Arnaud Meunier (class of 2006), developer of the Twitoaster app which was showcased in a 2009 New York Times article by columnist David Pogue; Mathieu Nebra (class of 2008), creator of the renowned IT website Site du Zéro; and Thomas Albisser and Romain Vailleux (class of 2009), founders of the green IT company Hop-Cube.
Efrei Paris’s goal is to produce well-rounded and responsible engineers who are ready to meet current commercial IT demands. Beyond its focus on IT, Efrei Paris sets itself apart by providing students with a balanced blend of general training that includes communication, general culture, business management, entrepreneurship and foreign languages. Furthermore, Efrei Paris works with and continues to develop international partnerships with universities and companies, creating academic and professional opportunities for its students.
Involvement in community work occupies a special place at Efrei Paris and is a highly recommended addition to students’ academic studies because of its ability to reinforce the 6 key values fostered by the school: high standards, agility, creativity, boldness, accessibility and solidarity.