Outreach and international profile

Creating lasting bonds and mutual success 

Having an international profile is key to Université Côte d’Azur’s plans. As such, it pursues an international knowledge and innovation-based development strategy closely tied to its regional area.

As a multi-disciplinary university, Université Côte d’Azur nurtures its profile by developing innovative and integrative international projects (in education and research) to foster incoming and outgoing exchanges for all, students and staff alike. Université Côte d’Azur builds its international development policy by forging beneficial strategic partnerships while keeping a keen eye on other opportunities for cooperation.

20 %

international students

Almost 100

nationalities represented

More than 700 universities

universities working in tandem with Université Côte d'Azur

More than 60

international courses

Robust cooperation initiatives on European issues

  • Europe at the heart of our international strategy

Setting up the Center for Europe and Regions: A one-stop-shop to assist all staff, with information, personalized support to draft and submit European and French project proposals and help to manage Erasmus+ projects.

  • Boosting cooperation and international standing throughout the Mediterranean Arc

Université Côte d’Azur has joined forces with its Italian partners to organize and run cross-border activities in education and research excellence.

  • Creation of an agile and innovative European university
Université Côte d’Azur is part of an alliance project with other European universities to set up and jointly run a European university "ULYSSEUS" capable of meeting Europe’s major societal challenges in the future.

Our policy in the South and the French-speaking world

As Vice-Chair for our Policy in the South, Université Côte d’Azur supports the development of research and education activities in conjunction with other universities and research institutions in the Intertropical Zone and around the Mediterranean. As such, we want to encourage sharing knowledge and expertise for the benefit of science and innovation. This takes for the form of bilateral partnerships including, for example,

  • Vietnam (Da Nang),
  • India (Bangalore),
  • Chili (Santiago),
  • and the Caribbean (Haiti).

Université Côte d’Azur is also extending its cooperation ventures in the South by helping organize higher education networks, particularly with the Franco-Tunisian University of Africa and the Mediterranean (UFTAM).

An international dimension for all

Developing innovative and integrative international projects helps incoming and outgoing exchanges for all, students and staff alike. Université Côte d’Azur runs courses in foreign languages, builds its networks and participation in numerous university exchange programs and supports outgoing exchange initiatives.
For those who cannot take part in a physical exchange program, the university develops virtual exchanges with special partner universities, in Europe and worldwide.

International campuses dedicated to applied research and innovation

Université Côte d’Azur is involved in establishing an international campus venture to promote scientific developments, education and innovation at the following campuses:

  • Balkan Institute of Science and Innovation, in Montenegro,
  • Da Nang International Institute of Technology, in Vietnam
  • Franco-Tunisian University of Africa and the Mediterranean, in Tunisia.

These campuses must meet specific societal and regional challenges in their host countries.

Welcoming new talent

The Welcome Center takes care of PhD students, researchers and research professors when they arrive, helping them and their families settle in for their time in France.
Some practical measures for a smooth transition include, personalized assistance for administrative formalities, getting used to everyday life in France, short and long-term accommodation and French language classes.