Created in 1997, the ATHENS Network (Advanced Technology Higher Education Network / SOCRATES) is made up of 14 European technological universities and nine ParisTech Graduate Schools of Engineering, which coordinates the programme. The main goal of the Network is to facilitate the exchange of students, teachers and researchers from major European technological universities and to participate together under European technological development and training programmes.

The ATHENS week permits participants from different institutions to take short courses of a high scientific level and to mix with students of different nationalities and backgrounds. About 60 courses are offered at each ATHENS Session and cover a wide range of thematic, from engineering to social sciences. The objective is to give students a brief immersion in another European education system.


Each year, the Urban Logistics Chair offers a one-week course on Urban Logistics in the March session. In addition to the students of the ATHENS network, this course is open to professionals and representatives of local authorities.

This week’s course aims at presenting the challenges, challenges and opportunities associated with urban logistics, with a global vision, in parallel with the specificities of local residents, industrialists and local authorities.

For more information download here the program of the last course (March 2018).