Université Côte d’Azur

Nice  France

Université Côte d’Azur is a recently created cluster of higher education establishments on the French Riviera that brings together all the major players in higher education and research in the region. 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.

Why study at Université Côte d’Azur?

A vibrant university life, with many festivals and cultural and sports events

Our programs prepare young generations for the professions of the future and provide solutions for the challenges we face

A truly exceptional region offering a wide range of outdoor activities from scuba diving to ice climbing


postgraduate students



Nice  France

main campus

Communication & Media Studies (7) Creative Arts & Design (9) Chemistry (6) Biological Sciences (4) Medicine (26) Psychology (31) Computer Science (8) Mathematics (25) Education (11) Business & Management (5) Agriculture (1) Geography (17) Geology (18) Environmental Sciences (13) Politics & Government (30) Engineering (12) Architecture, Building & Planning (3)

About Université Côte d’Azur

The Université Côte d'Azur is made up of 13 outstanding institutions, working together as ONE UNIVERSITY. We challenge ourselves in all the ways. We break barriers in nearly every field. We go beyond the limits. We search the best of all of us, the best of you, to make our world better.

The scope of UniCA thus brings together all the public and private entities of higher learning and research, well-known and visible on the international scene, that are present on the Côte d’Azur. The innovative character of its distinctive collaborative practices will create self-organizing conditions for excellence;it will drive the emergence of future science, training, and innovation.

Building on the French Riviera’s rich history as a center of artistic and technological innovation and as the home of the largest technology park in Europe (Sophia Antipolis), our vision is based on scientific and educational excellence, a strongly international focus, deep connections with local industrial and governmental partners, and a resolutely transdisciplinary outlook. Our research and educational programs are the fruit of decompartmentalized interactions between disciplines, the inclusion of human, artistic, and management dimensions to our projects, and a rigorous foundation based on quantitative, digital, and data-driven approaches.

As a recognition of our ambitious agenda and scientific excellence, in January of 2016 UNICA was awarded a prestigious “IDEX” (Excellence Initiative) award by the French government, placing UNICA among a small group of high-profile, world-class French universities and providing an endowment to help us achieve our goal of transforming our university and our region. We have also recently won a number of other major national awards to support our activities in, notably, continuing education, undergraduate and graduate education, and entrepreneurship.

With over 20% of our faculty and students coming from abroad, UNICA is strongly turned towards the outside world, an aspect that is being constantly reinforced with the creation of elite international partnerships and the development of new international educational programs that will be taught entirely in English. New services have also been created to help attract international researchers and students and allow them to settle into the region, as well as to help university faculty publish their research in top international journals.

UNICA is also working to develop entrepreneurial and business skills among its researchers and students. A number of new programs aim to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit in students at all levels and to give them the tools needed to achieve their dreams. University researchers and ideas are also at the heart of many companies in the region, whether they are based on university research or founded by a member of the university.

Finally, UNICA is striving to be a catalyst that will transform the Côte d’Azur region, contributing to its growth by providing solutions to business problems through consultancy activity, continuing education, and through the licensing of discoveries to new and existing companies. The constant exchange of ideas between the university and the region is an important contributor to its growth and success. Much of UNICA’s leading research can be translated into solutions, products, and companies that will benefit both society and the economy.

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