The Reference Centers

The Reference Centers

Leading to breakthroughs that are transforming our world In order to answer to the today and tomorrow`s major societal challenges and to fit the identified priorities of our région, the Université Cote d`Azur will have three REFERENCE CENTERS that will be given collaborative technological platforms where researchers, students and companies can interact in order to invent the future.

THE “HEALTH, WELL-BEING AND AGING” REFERENCE CENTER

A better understanding of the changing relationship between health with age is crucial if we are to create a future that takes full advantage of the powerful resource inherent in older populations.

Population aging is a powerful and transforming demographic force. We are only just beginning to comprehend its impacts at the national and global levels. As we prepare for a new demographic reality? A better understanding of the changing relationship between health with age is crucial if we are to create a future that takes full advantage of the powerful resource inherent in older populations.

This is an ideal spot for developing biotechnology domains, especially the clinical, information, and communication technologies dedicated to the Silver Economy.

Location : Nice East Health Campus

 

THE “SMART TERRITORY, RISK PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT” REFERENCE CENTER

Today, over half the world’s population lives in urban areas. In 30 years, it will be closer to three quarters. The quality of life in these future cities depends on the innovations we create and put in place today.

But what form might those innovations take? They can roughly be divided into challenges relating to the physical city, urban governance and the choices made by the residents of a city. Each is the focus of intensive research at the University in collaboration with our partners at other universities and in the public and private sectors.

Our research programs are accessible to the most talented people in the world. We welcome the best and brightest here at UCA, and we work tirelessly to open the doors of opportunity to people all over the world in order to reshape our understanding of the climate change and revolutionized energy consumption.

Location : Mediterranean Risk, Environment and Sustainable Development Institute (IMREDD). Eco-Valley campus.

 

THE “DIGITAL CHALLENGE” REFERENCE CENTER

Our digital connectivity is rapidly transforming almost every aspect of our working and personal lives. It also raises challenges for cybersecurity, privacy, digital infrastructures, accountability and artificial intelligence. How do we take advantage of our digital world and also protect society from risk?

Humanities research is being radically re-shaped by digital technologies, from history to cinematographic analysis of architecture and archaeology, and from enabling the creation of vast searchable datasets to searching the vast dataset to be found in social media. The diffusion of digital technologies is opening up new fields of study and generating research questions that breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The great strengths and distinctive contribution of digital humanities derive from the wealth of ideas that inform and underpin research in this area. There is no better time, in our view, to bring together social scientists and computer scientists to tackle the big questions raised by one of the most profound and far-reaching revolutions of our time. The Digital Challenge Reference Center will be developed on the SophiaTech campus, which is also the emblematic venue of French Tech

Location : SophiaTech Campus.

 

 

Pierre-Jean Barre, Steering of reference centers  

Health, Well-Being and Aging

Director : Dr. Frédéric Prate

Smart City, Risk Management, Resilience       

Director : Dr. Eric Dumetz, Assistant Director of the Mediterranean Institute of Environmental Risk and Sustainable Development (IMREDD)         

The Digital Challenge