The “Fondation Arts et Métiers” aims at facilitating access to scientific and technological culture, to promote research and education in these areas, to promote the work of engineers in economic activities, and to contribute to the remembrance of techniques and industries.
The Foundation awards Prizes encouraging academic excellence of engineers and/or PhD students of the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers”, as well as loans for post-diploma studies or for new business start-ups.
The “Fondation Arts et Métiers” is closely linked with the “Société des Ingénieurs Arts et Métiers”. With 32 000 former students of Arts et Métiers ParisTech, it is the largest European association of engineering graduates of a single institution. Its missions are to assist its members in case of difficulties, advising Arts et Métiers engineers in their careers, and to keep alive the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity that drives its members.
The association has a Job & Career Center which provides advice, guidance and information. This service passes along job offers, provides information on internships, psychometric tests, background information on companies, recruitment consultancy services, career management…
French Air and Space Force (Armée de l’Air et de l’Espace)
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) enables scientists worldwide to discover the secrets of the Universe by designing, building and operating world-class observatories on the ground.
ESO is an intergovernmental organization established in 1962 and supported by 16 Member States — including France —, their host country Chile and strategic partners. ESO brings together over 750 staff from more than 30 countries, and countless more collaborators worldwide.
ESO’s headquarters, visitor center and planetarium are located close to Munich, in Germany, but their telescopes are located in the Chilean Atacama Desert, a marvelous place with unique conditions to observe the sky.
ESO operates three observing sites in Chile, where some of the most productive and most advanced telescopes in the world can be found: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. In addition, ESO is building “the world’s biggest eye on the sky”— ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope.
22000 astronomers from over 130 different countries use ESO telescopes to tackle exciting questions and spread the fascination of astronomy!
Espace Air Passion (regional aviation museum, our host)