IMT-BS is awarded the “Choose France certification”

Institut Mines-Télécom Business School is awarded the “Bienvenue en France” label (“Choose France certification”) in recognition of its excellent international student program


On Monday, 8 July 2019, Frédérique Vidal, the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, awarded IMT-BS with the “Bienvenue en France” label (“Choose France Certification”), making it one of the very first establishments to obtain this honor. As a guarantee of the quality welcome offered international students, this label recognizes on a broader level the School’s strong international focus over the past 40 years.

Welcoming international students - Rentrée des étudiants internationaux - IMT-BS

Quality operations designed for international students

During the 3rd edition of the Campus France Research and Innovation Meetings on Monday, 8 July 2019, Frédérique Vidal announced the results of the “Bienvenue en France” certification campaign for the first applicants. Launched in early 2019, this label is part of the quality approach of the French higher learning institutions. It serves as a tool to assess and promote actions and programs designed to welcome international students.

Label Bienvenue en France IMTBS


Bienvenue en France, an acknowledgment and driver for internationalization

“The Institut Mines-Télécom Business School trains the managers and decision-makers of tomorrow for a globalized society”, explains Graciela Padoani, Director of International Relations and Development for the School. Our action focuses on six lines of development with highest priority given to an increase in the number of international students attending the school and the quality of their experience. “This label recognizes the work already accomplished and encourages us to boost the school’s internationalization as part of our Class of 2022 strategy.” 

The School operates in six priority fields to promote internationalization, meet the challenges of ever-increasing international mobility and offer quality transnational experiences. It develops:

  • international partnerships,
  • training opportunities,
  • international sites,
  • the number of international students and the quality of their experience,
  • the internationalization of the faculty, teaching and research staff,
  • the internationalization of the campus and support operations.

The Institut Mines-Télécom Business School is fully committed to all these fields and today hosts 40 different nationalities, for a total of 400 student exchanges per year. 30% of all students at the Evry campus are from abroad. French-speaking students spend their international experience on the Virginia Tech campus (USA) or at one of the 130 IMT-BS sister universities around the world, either as part of a dual-degree program or during an academic semester off-shore.