Since it was founded in 1843 in Alès, the École nationale supérieure des mines d'Alès (IMT Mines Alès) has become one of the 10 engineering schools with the longest history in France. After being founded by Louis-Philippe to train managers for the mining industry, the school has constantly developed and adapted to changes in industry and society. Today, it is a major multidisciplinary engineering school whose influence is recognized in the major national and international higher education rankings. Its motto is: "Science and creativity to invent a sustainable world". It has been a member of the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) since 2017, the largest engineering education group in France.