The Republic of Tunisia is situated in Northeastern Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Its geographical position is a vantage point that strengthened its close links with Europe, in particular with France and Italy giving the advantage of access by the Mediteranean Sea. New trade and investment opportunities were established also with other European countries thanks to agreements with the European Union that ensures a better integration of Tunisia's economy into the EU market.
Its capital “Tunis” is the largest city and a metropolitan area aggregating three neighboring governorates ( Ariana , Manouba and Ben Arous) with more than 2.5 million inhabitants (2018). The metropolis is home to an economic structure based mostly on secondary and tertiary sectors such as telecommunications, IT consultancies and many other offshore companies.
Tunisia is also one of the most popular tourism attractions for its highly diverse culture, history, warm climate and seaside resorts. Centuries old, Tunisia, holds numerous patrimonies that testify historical milstones such as the Ruins of Carthage, El Djem, Bey’s palaces, El Medina in Tunis (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979) and in Hammamet, where the PAEE/ALE’ 2019 is going to take place.
Take the time to enjoy your stay in Hamammet (‘the baths’ in Arabic), Tunisia's original resort town, located on the Cap Bon Peninsula, about 60 kilometers south of Tunis, with hundreds of hotels dotting the coast for almost 20km and five-star-resort-lined boulevards of Yasmine Hammamet. The town's centre is packed with restaurants and shops. Overlooked by its towering fort and medina walls, rooted since 1500 BC, you can browse the markets for handcrafted products.
ESPRIT School of Engineering was founded in 2003. Now, it has become the largest private university in Tunisia with more than 5000 students and 240 full-time instructors. ESPRIT stands out thanks to strong ties with the corporate world, its academic partners, and the active pedagogy the university provides for its next generation of engineers in IT, Telecommunications, Electro-mechanics, and Civil Engineering.
All of its academic programs are EUR-ACE labelled, through the French accreditation agency: "Commision des Titres d'Ingénieurs". ESPRIT is also member of the CDIO initiative and the "Conférence des Grandes Ecoles", an association of the most prestigious business and engineering schools in France.
Esprit is also a member of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Program that aims at promoting international inter university cooperation and networking, reaching over 700 institutions in 116 countries. Through this network, higher education and research institutions all over the globe pool their resources, both human and material, to address pressing challenges and contribute to the development of their societies.
Esprit Engineering is now a flagship entity along with Esprit prépa of the Esprit group comprising Esprit School of Business, Esprit Entreprise, Esprit Education and Top Skills.