Research Federations

The research federations include in whole or in part, research or service units and other bodies in order to coordinate their scientific work and pool all or part of their resources.

In this context, Université Côte d'Azur is involved in several federations, including:

Wolfgang DOEBLIN Federation

Founded in 2004 to facilitate scientific collaboration between the Institut Non Linéaire de Nice (INLN), the Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée (LPMC) and the Laboratoire de Mathématiques Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné (LJAD), the Doeblin Research Federation has seen its scope expand with the progressive addition of new units: the CRHEA, a CNRS laboratory specializing in the epitaxy of semiconductor materials, the Lagrange, Artemis and GeoAzur laboratories at the Côte d'Azur Observatory and the CEMEF of Mines-ParisTech laboratories based at the l'école des Mines of Sophia-Antipolis. Today, following the merger of INLN and LPMC into a single laboratory called INPHYNI, the Doeblin Federation now includes 7 laboratories.  
The role of the Doeblin Federation is to boost physics, astrophysics, geophysics and applied mathematics in the Nice region.  Its role, therefore, is to unite these 7 laboratories (ARTEMIS, CEMEF, CRHEA, GEOAZUR, INPHYNI, LAGRANGE, LJAD) around common themes which are non-linear and non-equilibrium physics, materials physics, light-matter interactions, fluid mechanics and soft matter. The Doeblin Federation is under the supervision of Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS and the Observatory of the Côte d'Azur.
Scientific fields:
SF 1. Mathematics and interactions
With their Supervisory bodies: 
Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatory of Côte d'Azur


The purpose of this federation is to combine research work on health modalities conducted within the Université Côte d'Azur. The FRIS is a virtual entity that includes five research units working on health modalities, defined as ‘any technique aimed at preserving or improving the health of a population, promoting health promotion, preventing, diagnosing measures therapy, etc.’ (Haute Autorité de Santé, 2014)".

The activities of FRIS are mainly part of Challenge 4 ‘Life, Health and Well-being’ and Challenge 8 ‘Innovative, Integrative and Adaptive Societies’ of the National Research Strategy - France Europe 2020 and contribute to implementing the National Health Strategy, the first focus area being to ‘implement a health prevention and promotion policy.’ On a local level, the FRIS is involved in structuring the UCA landscape into Graduate Schools (EUR), and participates specifically in developing the EUR Healthy (Health Ecosystem).

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Claude LALANNE Federation

The Claude Lalanne Federation is a cross-disciplinary research organization of Université Côté d'Azur studying ionizing radiation and its applications in radiotherapy. Based at the Antoine Lacassagne Center (CAL, UNICANCER network), it includes Nice's cancer control center, the academic research laboratories of the University of the Côte d'Azur in medicine, biology and life sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics and information processing, as well as the Nice University Hospital. It aims to create new synergies between the different sectoral expertise present at our university and to structure it into cross-sectoral radiotherapy research projects..

INTERACTIONS Federating Research Institute

The role of the Interactions Federating Research Institute aims, on the one hand, to organize collective research on topics that are likely to bring together an excellence momentum across the constituent research units, in three research areas (conflicts, protection and representations) and, on the other hand, to promote organizing research on the Université Côte d'Azur site. 

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The Marine Resources Research Federating Institute

The Marine Resources Research Federating Institute (IFR) aims to bring together the multidisciplinary skills of the Université Côte d'Azur for the functional understanding, security and sustainable development of marine resources. Covering a broad spectrum, from marine resource conservation to well-being and health, this IFR is a virtual entity made up of five founding research units (ECOSEAS, GREDEG, ICN, IRCAN, LADIE) but which may in the future include all the university's research units with part of their research teams working on marine resource issues.

Synergistically combining various subjects such as ecology, biology (including biomedicine), chemistry, physics, mathematics, geology, law, economics and human and social sciences, this IFR aims to create a dynamic entity that assesses and values marine resources holistically. The work of the IFR research units are part of at least three academies of excellence of the Idex UCAJEDI, six Graduate Schools (EUR) and three teaching programs at Master's level, including the MSc MARRES (MSc. in Science, Conservation & Use of Marine Resources).

Based on the individual excellence of the research units involved, this IFR aims to organize and communicate on the university's ‘marine resources’ research in order to consolidate and establish ambitious multidisciplinary research projects and make this research component more understandable and visible. In addition, this IFR aims to increase its local and cross-border interactions with socio-economic partners (including non-profit actors) and policy makers in order to boost scientific innovation for the benefit of the marine environment, society and, ultimately, sustainable regional development.