Education and talents

Leading region in terms of Research and Innovation, the Côte d’Azur offers companies an exceptional potential thanks to an ever-growing pool of expertise. Strong professional networks stimulate cross-fertilization between companies and universities, between R&D centers and highly specialized public research laboratories, between start-ups, SMEs and large companies.


  • 1,700 doctoral students
  • 8,000 students at the Master level
  • 1, 000 first cycle students
  • More than 20 e-Learning trainings
  • 59 patents and 37 licenses
  • A new learning center in SophiaTech focusing on innovation and knowledge sharing


An exceptional cross-border territory, which gathers global leading companies in a dozen square kilometers (Nice, Sophia Antipolis, Cannes, Grasse, Monaco, Italy)

  • 20% of foreign students
  • 6 campuses abroad
  • 100 projects financed by Europe, including subsidies from the European Research Council
  • More than 100s of international teams abroad
  • Postgraduate courses of UCA :
    • 32 Bachelor’s degrees
    • 9 Vocational degrees
    • 44 Master’s degrees
    • 12 DUT (Technology degree)
    • 7 Engineering diplomas

Source : UCA

Below are the engineering training schools available in the Côte d’Azur :

Business schools :

Art and Design schools :

University of Nice Sophia Antipolis :

  • UFR LASH – Carlone – Nice (Faculty of Letters, Arts and Human Sciences)
  • UFR Odontologie – Saint Jean d’Angely – Nice (Faculty of Dental Surgery and dentistry)
  • UFR Droit et Sciences Politiques – Trotabas– Nice (Faculty of Law and Political Sciences)
  • UFR Médecine – Nice (Faculty of Medicine)
  • UFR Sciences – Valrose – Nice (Faculty of Sciences)
  • ESPE – Nice (Professorship and Education School)
  • UFR IDPD – Trotabas– Nice (Institute of Peace and Development Law)
  • IAE – Saint Jean d’Angely– Nice (Institute of Administration and Businesses)
  • ISEM – Saint Jean d’Angely– Nice (Institute of Economics and Management)
  • IUT Nice Côte d’Azur – Nice (University Institute of Technology)
  • IMREDD – Nice (Mediterranean Institute of Risk, Environment and Sustainable Development)
  • INSTITUT ULYSSE– Nice (Tourism Institute)

Other training courses and schools :