Research structures on the côte d’azur

The Côte d’Azur Research & Development sector counts more than 5000 researchers. With Université Côte d’Azur, a group of higher education institutions bringing together the main actors of higher education and research on the Côte d’Azur, holding the label and the financing of the prestigious “Initiatives of Excellence”, the Côte d’Azur has a research strength multiplied.

Some key figures :

  • 4218 people working in A or A+ Research Labs
  • 493 Research and Training partnerships
  • 53 projects financed by the National Research Agency
  • €35 million for Research contracts
  • 76 national awards and 48 international awards

Renowned Research centers on the Côte d’Azur include :

  • IRCAN (Research Center for Cancer and Aging)
  • C3M (Mediteranean Centre for Molecular Medicine)
  • INRIA Sophia Antipolis, which also deals with medical imaging and diagnosis tools by combining Health and AI
  • ICN (Center for Chemistry of Nice) associated to the CNRS.
  • University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UCA)
  • CNRS
  • Eurecom
  • Mines Paris Tech

In partnership with the INRA, INSERM, IRD, CEA, Nice University Hospital Center, the Antoine Lacassagne Center (CAL), it organizes its research activities around 54 research units in all major scientific fields:

  • 11 Joint UNS/CNRS Research Units.
  • 1 Joint UNS/INSERM Research Unit.
  • 1 Joint UNS/ECA Research Unit.
  • 9 Joint Research Units under multiple supervision.
  • 1 Research Unit specific to the CNRS.
  • 2 Joint Service and Research Units.
  • 1 Joint Service Unit specific to the OCA.
  • 1 Center for Human and Social Sciences (MSHS).
  • 16 Host Research Groups (EA).
  • 4 Emerging Research Units (URE).
  • 1 Collaborative Research and Innovation Team (ECRIN, UCA/SKEMA).
  • 1 Research Federation UNS/CNRS/OCA/Mines Paris Tech (Doeblin).
  • 1 Research Federation on Health Care.
  • 3 Université Côte d’Azur Research Federations.
  • 2 Joint International Units: IFCAM in Bengalore (India) and MAJULAB in Singapore.
  • Several International Associate Laboratories (LIAs) and International Research Networks (IRN or GDRI).

Main research structures linked to Université Côte dAzur include:

  • Laboratories
  • Academies of Excellence, which elaborate and develop a transdisciplinary approach involving the entire scientific community to work on emerging research and education projects.
  • Doctoral Schools which – like the Graduate School – offer the future doctor a high-level scientific supervision as well as preparation for professional integration

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