Institut Mines-Telecom (Telecom SudParis)

The Institut Mines-Telecom (IMT) is made up of Grandes Ecoles (prestigious French higher education establishments) in the field of information and communication technology (ICT).

IMT is under the authority of the French Ministry of Industry. Its mission is to provide training programmes and to conduct research in ICT. IMT's mission is also to contribute to the industrial development of ICT through the utilization of science and technology and development research carried out in close collaboration with industry. IMT features around 600 teaching and research staff and a number of 5000 students, including 700 doctoral students. A total of 50 nationalities are represented within IMT. IMT is one of the major French players of the R&D Framework Programme (FP) in ICT (Information & Communication Technologies). It has participated in more than 40 FP6/FP7/IST projects. Through its expertise in a wide range of disciplines, IMT takes part in many of the programme's priority thematic areas, in particular in broadband networks, wireless and mobile communications, security and in a number of application domains (network and electronic media, ehealth, e-inclusion, etc.). IMT is the coordinator of a network of excellence on future networks (Euro-NF project) and a key contributor in a number of STREP and IP projects: DICONET, MOBITHIN, NEWCOM, SHIELDS, DEMONS, MASSIF, VISSENSE, COMPANIONABLE. TELECOM SudParis (TSP) is the school of IMT that will participate in the PANOPTESEC project. TSP hosts the CNRS UMR 5157 SAMOVAR (Distributed Services, Architectures, Modelling, Validation and Network Administration) that brings together research activities in the field of services, networks and telecommunications security.