École des Ponts ParisTech
AAG 2020 is organised by l'École des Ponts ParisTech in Champs sur Marne, France. It was the expected venue of the conference before the pandemic hit us.
École des Ponts ParisTech, created in 1747 under the name École Royale des Ponts et Chaussées, is a higher education establishment that trains engineers to a high level of scientific, technical and general competency. Apart from civil engineering and spatial planning, historically the source of its prestige, the School develops high-quality programs and research associated with the energy transition. École des Ponts ParisTech provides a very high-level education in general engineering.
The Graduate School, underpinned by the excellence of its 12 research labs, develops Masters and PhD programs in mechanical and civil engineering, materials sciences, nuclear engineering, mathematics, information technology, environmental sciences, urban planning, transportation, economics, and sociology.
Through its subsidiaries or in its own right, it develops initial education and lifelong learning that are closely connected with different sectors of the economy. It is therefore a key player in lifelong learning for senior executives in its prime disciplines.
École des Ponts ParisTech is based at Champs-sur-Marne, on the Cité Descartes campus which is the largest higher education and research hub in eastern Paris. Cité Descartes is the largest higher education and research hub in eastern Paris. The local institutional mix contributes to a proliferation of cooperations, partnerships and openings to Europe and the world.
In Paris, Maison des Ponts is home to several entities linked with the School, such as Ponts Alliance (the alumni association) and also Ponts Formations Conseil, which covers all the lifelong learning activities.