Discover ESI

The Institut Scientifique Européen, better known as ESI-Archamps, was founded at the initiative of CERN-based physicists in 1994 as a French non-profit organisation to develop high-level training courses in the fields of scientific expertise developed at CERN, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.

Located on the French Geneva Campus of the ArchParc business park, ESI-Archamps today organises thematic postgraduate schools in collaboration with a Europe-wide network of higher education and research establishments. Fields covered include the science, technology and applications of particle accelerators and colliders as well as of particle and astroparticle detectors. More recently ESI-Archamps has developed a series of summer schools in partnership with Université Grenoble-Alpes in the rapidly changing area of digital health, notably in systems medicine, health data management, precision oncology and the safer design of nanomaterials.

ESI’s schools attract an international audience of post-graduate students (MSc, PhD) and early-career professionals. Since its creation, ESI-Archamps has delivered high level teaching and training to more than 3000 young scientists and engineers from over 60 countries.

Welcome to ESI

At the European Scientific Institute (ESI), we are proud to have created an open and stimulating environment where students and doctoral researchers meet and interact with leading international experts from various fields united in their passion for sharing their know-how and insight with upcoming generations of scientists and innovators.

Our intensive courses and summer-schools aim primarily to impart knowledge and skills, but they also provide students with a unique opportunity to fine-tune career choices and establish the foundations of a global professional network. We are happy to say that for many students, their experience at ESI has been transformational.

Through our collaborative training programmes, ESI contributes actively to the development of higher education in the Greater Geneva region, capitalising on the incredible pool of expertise to be found here and in the universities and research laboratories of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

 

Dr. Jean-Michel Thénard
President

A l’Institut Scientifique Européen (ESI), nous sommes fiers d’avoir créé un environnement ouvert et stimulant où des étudiants et doctorants rencontrent et interagissent avec des experts internationaux, unis par leur passion pour le partage de leurs savoirs et expériences, avec de nouvelles générations de scientifiques et d’innovateurs.

Si nos écoles visent principalement à transmettre des connaissances et des compétences, elles offrent également aux étudiants une occasion unique d’affiner leurs choix de carrière et de constituer les bases d’un réseau professionnel mondial. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir dire que, pour de nombreux étudiants, leur expérience à l’ESI a été déterminante.

A travers nos formations collaboratives, l’ESI contribue activement au développement de l’enseignement supérieur dans la région du Grand Genève, en capitalisant sur l’incroyable vivier d’expertise que l’on y trouve ainsi que dans les universités et laboratoires de recherche de la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

 

Dr. Jean-Michel Thénard
Président

Board

Prof. Jean-François ADAM

Dr. Philippe LEBRUN

Dr. Frédérick BORDRY

Dr. Denis LINGLIN

Prof. Johann COLLOT 

Dr. Louis RINOLFI 

Dr. Ilise FEITSHANS

Dr. Jean-Michel THENARD 

Bob HOLLAND

Operational team

Bob HOLLAND
Director

Stéphanie VANDERGOOTEN
Project manager

Mélanie CASTELLE
Project officer

School management

Prof. Johann COLLOT (UGA)
ESIPAP

Dr. Elias METRAL (CERN)
JUAS

Prof. Jean-François ADAM (UGA)
Precision Oncology

Dr. Nicolas DELERUE (CNRS – in2p3)
I-FAST CBI

Prof. Pascal MOSSUZ (UGA)
Learning from Health Data

Prof. Ahcène BOUMENDJEL (UGA)
Computational Medecine

Prof. Emmanuel DROUET (UGA)
UHC School Lab – Accélérateur CSU