Cordées de la Réussite National Days

Every year, École des Ponts ParisTech, along with Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, ESIEE Paris, ENSG-Géomatique, l’École d’architecture de la ville & des territoires, and Université Paris-Est, runs an open information day for high-school students.

Objectives and target population


  • to provide high school students with information on all the strands of higher education
  • to motivate them to consider future careers with potential
  • to demystify high-quality education and combat self-censorship

Target population

  • young people from lycées located in problem areas and small towns, which do not offer preparatory classes for France’s grandes écoles,
  • high-school students socially unexposed to the existence of higher education opportunities and how to access them.