The Institut national des études territoriales is a French Public administration school. INET offers initial and continuing training to managerial staff of large local and regional authorities. Most of the students from the INET become directors or head of department in towns of more than 80 000 inhabitants, departments or regions. Some of them start political careers and become French deputies or local politicians.
Entrance to INET is granted on a very competitive exam at the end of September. People generally take the exam after completing a master's degree at one of the Instituts d'études politiques . Three different exams are organized each year:
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