Télécom ParisTech (also known as ENST or Télécom or École nationale supérieure des télécommunications) is one of the graduate schools (grandes écoles) of engineering in France. It is a member of the ParisTech and Institut Telecom and is located in Paris, France.
1878: Creation of the École Supérieure de Télégraphie
With the invention of the electric telegraph by Samuel Morse in 1837 and the development of the telephone by Graham Bell in the United States in 1876, it became urgent for France to train engineers in these new fields and techniques. As a result, the forerunner of ENST - École Supérieure de Télégraphie - was created by Louis Adolphe Cochery in 1878. The following year, Louis Adolphe Cochery became Prime Minister of Post and Telegraphs.
1888: École Professionnelle des Postes et Télégraphes
Ten years after its creation, the institute underwent the first of many transformations, and became the "École Professionnelle des Postes et Télégraphes".
The École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications and Telecom ParisTech
In 1934, the Institute was separated from its research arm and consequently left the premises of the Ministry for the Rue Barrault campus in the 13th district of Paris.
In 1943, it received the title of École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST). Since then, the astounding progress and development in the field of Telecommunications and the arrival of the television have contributed to its growing importance.
ENST has continued to grow with due to the spectacular advances in the field of telecommunications. It now houses over a thousand students and over 140 research professor staff.
ENST, renamed Telecom Paris then Telecom ParisTech, has since expanded to Sophia-Antipolis. The institution receives students from all over the world, and constitutes a centre of excellence for teaching and research in the fields of Information and Communication Sciences.
Telecom in the FDA
Telecom entered the FDA in 2005, and has won the Tournament twice.