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Institut D'Optique Graduate School

Founded in 1920, Institut d’Optique Graduate School is a Grande École of Engineering and a founding member of ParisTech. Its international reputation is built on the quality of the education it offers, the major scientific contributions of its research centre, and its close ties with industry.

Master's Programmes



Institut d’Optique Graduate School helps to drive major revolutions in optics by conducting research in all fields of industry and high technologies.

  • Environment: atmospheric pollution monitoring, non-destructive testing in manufacturing, low-energy lighting systems
  • Transport: optical guidance systems (driverless vehicles, vehicle collision avoidance systems for increased road safety, head-up displays in windscreens or drivers' glasses)
  • Food: safety and traceability
  • Healthcare and biotechnologies: medical imaging (MRIs, scanners, etc.), endoscopy (diagnostic testing, medical imagery), skin laser treatments, ophthalmology and nephrology, neurosciences (e.g. biochips for certain biological tests).


Institut d’Optique Graduate School is a Grande École of Engineering whose graduates go on to careers in all fields, from upstream research and marketing, to development, strategic marketing and industrial production.

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Student Life

Campus life

Institut d’Optique Graduate School is an institution of higher education and research located on two campuses in Palaiseau and Saint-Etienne. A third campus will be opened in Bordeaux by 2012.


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