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About us

Université Côte d’Azur (Université Côte d’Azur) is a recently created cluster of higher education establishments on the French Riviera that brings together the major players in higher education and research on the Côte d’Azur. Université Côte d’Azur aims to develop a new, 21st-century model for French universities, based on new interactions between disciplines, a new form of coordination between research, teaching, and innovation, and strong partnerships with the private sector and local authorities. In January 2016, Université Côte d’Azur won a prestigious “IDEX” award from the French government for its UCAJEDI project, placing it among the top 10 world-class, comprehensive universities in France. 

At the glance

Research

  • 4218 persons involved in research in A or A+ ranked laboratories

  • 493 active research and training partnerships

  • 53 ANR funded projects

  • 35M euros obtained through research contracts

  • 76 national and 48 international prizes and awards

Education

  • 1,700 Ph.D. students

  • 8,000 Masters students

  • 16,000 undergraduate students

  • 22 remote an e-Learning courses and more coming

  • 59 patents and 37 licences

  • A new learning center at SophiaTech focused on innovation and knowledge sharing

International

  • An exceptional cross-border territory, which in a few tens of km², is the bearer of world-class brands (Nice, Sophia Antipolis, Cannes, Grasse, Monaco, Italy)

  • 20% foreign students

  • 6 Campuses abroad

  • 100 Europe funded projects, including European Research Council (ERC) grants

  • More than 100 international teams abroad