• Innovation
    3D printing partnership with OCA and CNRS
    Université Côte d'Azur, via its IMREDD Institute for Innovation and Partnerships, the 'Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur' and the CNRS are creating a center of expertise in additive manufacturing (3D printing). At the "Smart City Innovation Centre", they are pooling their material and human resources to meet more diverse and numerous demands, and to support projects aimed at accelerating the region's move towards the industry of the future.
    • Research
    Active jumping genes: the first epigenetic map established
    In a paper published in the journal Cell Genomics in February 2024, Gaël Cristofari's team at IRCAN has established the most detailed epigenetic (DNA methylation) map yet obtained for active human jumping genes, with numerous discoveries about their regulation. Jumping genes make up the majority of what is often referred to as the "dark matter" of our genome, as they are not easily accessible by conventional genetic analysis methods.
    • Sustainable Development
    • International
    Launch of the INBUILT project to transform European sustainable construction practices
    The Horizon Europe INBUILT project, coordinated by Université Côte d'Azur, held its kick-off meeting the week of January 29, 2024, on the Valrose campus, with the ambition of advancing sustainable construction practices across Europe.
    • International
    • Institutional
    • Sustainable Development
    Université Côte d'Azur meets the Alliance of World Universities U7+ (UM6P)
    Under the impetus of its Excellence Initiative, the University took part in the Alliance of World Universities U7+ meeting to prepare for the next #G7summit to be held in Italy in June 2024.
    • Student life
    • Campus Life
    Student Life Master Plan 2024 - 2028
    A strategic document supported by Université Côte d'Azur, the SDVE 2024-2028 aims to contribute to improving the quality of life and well-being of students.
    • Staff life
    • Student life
    • Institutional
    Partnership with 'Etablissement Français du Sang'
    The partnership agreement was signed on February 6, 2024 on the Valrose campus to encourage and raise awareness of blood donation among Université Côte d'Azur students and employees.
    • Research
    Underground threat: major discovery of parasitic worm chromosomes
    Researchers from Université Côte d'Azur, INRAE and CNRS have discovered a unique genetic characteristic in parasitic worms. By exploring the genome of these pests, they have identified singularities at the ends of their chromosomes that could constitute a loophole to be exploited. These groundbreaking results were published on February 5 in Nature Communications.
    • Institutional
    • University life
    New governance of the University for the period 2024 - 2028
    Discover the new presidential team and the scope of the 7 statutory Vice-Presidents, forming the new governance of Université Côte d'Azur.
    • Education
    • University life
    • Campus Life
    Master's degree applications: the Ultimate Guide
    Join us from February 12 to March 14 for events dedicated to your Master's applications on all Université Côte d'Azur campuses.
    • IDEX
    • Research
    Find out about the new Call for Expression of Interest by the MSI
    This MSI Call is open until March 31. Do not miss the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of MSI engineers in the fields of computation, modeling, and data processing.
    • Institutional
    • International
    • Research
    Pramila Patten, UN Under-Secretary-General, Doctor Honoris Causa
    On January 27, Jeanick Brisswalter presented the degree of "Doctor Honoris Causa" to Pramila Patten, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. This title is one of the most prestigious distinctions awarded by French universities.
    • University life
    • Staff life
    Looking back to 2023
    Relive the highlights of 2023 in pictures. Thank you to each and every one of you for making the University shine.
    • Science and society
    • IDEX
    • Research
    International Symposium on Thermodynamics of Metal Complexes
    ​​​​​​​It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the upcoming International Symposium on Thermodynamics of Metal Complexes (ISMEC 2024), that will be held in Nice, France, from June 10th to 13th, 2024.
    • Institutional
    Université Côte d'Azur puts its account on social network "X" on hold
    At the start of the second mandate of the new governance of Université Côte d'Azur, the decision was taken at the Board meeting on January 23 to put the Université Côte d'Azur account on the social network "X" (formerly Twitter) on standby.
    • Research
    A protein from a marine virus enables light to remotely control muscle contraction
    A study, published in January 2024 in Nature Communications, reveals a new aspect of the symbiosis between giant viruses and phytoplankton, and enables a major advance in optogenetics, with applications in basic research and medicine, notably for the treatment of neuromuscular diseases.
    • Institutional
    • University life
    IFMK - PNSD: components of the Université Côte d'Azur galaxy
    The Institut de Formation en Masso-Kinésithérapie (IFMK) and the Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower (PNSD) are changing status.
    • Institutional
    Jeanick Brisswalter re-elected President
    Jeanick Brisswalter was re-elected President of Université Côte d'Azur on Tuesday January 9, 2024 by the members of the Board of Directors on the first ballot for a 4-year term, with 27 votes out of 36. He will be surrounded by a team of vice-presidents and project managers who will be appointed in the coming days.
    • Innovation
    • IDEX
    • Research
    A successful launch for the Pôle Universitaire d'Innovation MED'INNOV!
    The launch of the Pôle Universitaire d'Innovation MED'INNOV (MED'INNOV University Innovation Cluster) brought together the major players in innovation in the Corso-Azurean region on Thursday December 20, 2023 at the Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen in Nice.
    • Student life
    • University life
    • Education
    Parcoursup 2024
    Discover the 2024 calendar for the Parcoursup procedure
    • Innovation
    • Research
    Institut de Chimie de Nice collaborates on L'Occitane's new line of cosmetics and perfumes
    The "forgotten perfume plants" research project was carried out in partnership by the Institut de Chimie de Nice (Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS), L'Occitane en Provence and the Musée International de la Parfumerie de Grasse and its gardens. It will result in the launch of several fragrance ranges in autumn 2023, available online and in stores.
    • Institutional
    • Research
    • Innovation
    An evening to celebrate the excellence of Côte d'Azur research
    On December 7, 2023, Université Côte d'Azur paid tribute at the CHU Pasteur galet to the many professors, researchers and students who, in the course of 2023, received prestigious awards for their scientific contributions at the highest national and international level.
    • Knowledge transfer - Industry
    • Innovation
    • Education
    The University at Entreprenariales: a strong connection between academia and business
    Université Côte d'Azur is a major player in the 22nd edition of Entreprenariales, the trade show for business leaders organized by UPE06 (l'Union Pour l'Entreprise des Alpes-Maritimes), on December 7, 2023 in Nice. The 4th issue of Optimiste Business is presented there, with a special feature on "Universities and entrepreneurs, shared ambitions".
    • Institutional
    Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur becomes an EPSCP - Grand Établissement
    A Public Administrative Establishment (EPA) since 1988, the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur will become a "Public Scientific, Cultural and Professional Establishment" (EPSCP) as of November 7, 2023.
    • Research
    • University life
    Doctoral studies at Université Côte d'Azur: a springboard to excellence and professional integration
    A PhD at Université Côte d'Azur is much more than just a degree. It's an immersive experience in a stimulating research environment, with strong institutional support and promising future prospects.
    • Institutional
    • Partnerships
    • Human Resources
    Partnership: Apec to support professional integration of graduates and recruitment of staff
    On November 24, 2023, Université Côte d'Azur and Apec signed a partnership agreement on the Valrose campus, with the aim of both facilitating the professional integration of Université Côte d'Azur graduates and supporting the Human Resources Department in their recruitment and skills management projects.
    • Sustainable Development
    • International
    Université Côte d'Azur at COP28
    The University's participation is fully in line with one of its societal commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals, to disseminate science, act as an expert and promote an ambitious vision of scientific diplomacy.
    • Knowledge transfer - Industry
    • Institutional
    • Partnerships
    Partnership agreement signed with Union des Industries et Métiers de la Métallurgie Côte d'Azur
    Université Côte d'Azur and the Union des Industries et Métiers de la Métallurgie Côte d'Azur signed a partnership agreement on November 16, at the "Industriels engagés 2023" event in Grasse, with the aim of strengthening existing links between the two organizations through institutional cooperation based on the search for synergies.
    • Research
    • Education
    • International
    IdPD: an historic scientific commitment to peace and development
    World Science Day for Peace and Development, celebrated each year on November 10, highlights the role and activities of the Institut de la Paix et du Développement (IdPD) at Université Côte d'Azur.
    • Institutional
    • Research
    Four researchers win Academy of Sciences 2023 prizes
    The French Academy of Sciences has awarded its 2023 prizes. Four Université Côte d'Azur researchers are among the winners, notably Véronique Michelet, University Professor at the Nice Institute of Chemistry (Université Côte d'Azur - CNRS) who was the recipient of the Grammaticakis-Neuman Prize for her research work.
    • Research
    • Science and society
    The Wt1 gene controls ovarian determination
    Two teams from the Valrose Institute of Biology (Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Inserm) have identified an essential factor in the initiation of ovarian development. This factor is a splice variant of the Wt1 gene, which plays a key role in sex determination. This work was published in the prestigious journal Science on November 2, 2023.
    • IDEX
    • International
    • Partnerships
    Université Côte d'Azur and the University of Utah establish a promising global institutional partnership
    Université Côte d'Azur and the University of Utah have signed a global institutional partnership agreement, paving the way for exciting joint programs and exceptional academic exchanges.
    • International
    • Partnerships
    Discovering of new international perspectives: Université Côte d’Azur in Đà Nẵng with the Ulysseus Alliance
    The Université Côte d'Azur (UniCA) recently organized on behalf of Ulysseus, the alliance of European universities of which it is a member, an international collaboration mission to the University of Đà Nẵng (UD), in Vietnam.
    • Research
    Two research projects funded by the National Cancer Institute
    Two research projects led by teams from Université Côte d'Azur were successful in the National Cancer Institute’s 2023 PLBIO (Free research in Biology and Cancer Sciences) call for projects. This call finances projects involved in the fight against cancer, with the aim of acquiring new knowledge of tumor pathologies, developing new tools and opening new therapeutic perspectives.
    • IDEX
    • Innovation
    PEARCODE, the start-up that stores your digital data forever
    The CNRS Medal for Innovation in 2023, the Prize of Excellence 2022 awarded by Université Côte d'Azur and the iPhD prize in 2021, these are just a few of the many awards Marc Antonini has won for his research that has led to major technological innovations, notably in the field of data storage on synthetic DNA. Find out more about this disruptive innovation, which recently led to start up of the PEARCODE company.
    • Education
    • Culture
    • Institutional
    Cooperation agreement signed with Rosella Hightower National Dance Center
    On Monday, October 16, Université Côte d'Azur and the Rosella Hightower National Dance Center (PNSD) signed a framework partnership agreement that strengthens cooperation between the two institutions. The agreement is also a natural development in the legal status of the Dance Center set to become a component of Université Côte d'Azur on January 1, 2024.
    • Knowledge transfer - Industry
    • Institutional
    Pépite 2023 awards
    At the Pépite 2023 awards ceremony, on October 12, 2023, at the University of Toulon, three startup projects led by Université Côte d'Azur students were honored.
    • Research
    mRNA is at the heart of a new fundamental mechanism
    A team of researchers at IRCAN have discovered a new fundamental mechanism for increased, higher-quality production of an entire family of human proteins. This work, published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research in August 2023, could prove useful in the field of mRNA-based therapies such as vaccines.
    • Partnerships
    • Institutional
    Small Business Act: Université Côte d'Azur shows its commitment to VSEs and SMEs
    Université Côte d'Azur has joined forces with the Nice Côte d'Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry in singing the Small Business Act that improves access for SMEs to public contracts. The charter was signed on the sidelines of the IBT - Industrie Batiment Tech trade show held at the Allianz Riviera in Nice on October 12.
    • Research
    Three students awarded a L'Oréal - UNESCO Young Talent Prize
    Alesia Herasimenka and Swarn Priya, doctoral students at Université Côte d'Azur, and Elena Mikheeva, post-doctoral student, are among the 35 French winners of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women and Science Young Talent 2023 awards. The award recognizes the achievements of these young women scientists and the importance of their research for future generations.
    • Institutional
    A new signature scent and sound refresh the University's image
    To unify its community and increase its outreach in France and worldwide, Université Côte d'Azur has expanded its brand by adding a new signature scent and sound.
    • Education
    • Institutional
    • Student life
    2023 back-to-school press conference
    Université Côte d'Azur held its back-to-school press conference on September 27 at the Grand Château de Valrose. This annual event is an opportunity to take stock of the new academic year and the various projects that will mobilize the University during the academic year.
    • Innovation
    • Research
    Innovation Competition of MESR and BPI France: 11 I-PhD and I-Lab Winners Including 3 Grand Prizes
    The award ceremony for the winners of the State Innovation Competition 2022-2023, organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR) and BPI France, was held on July 4th in Paris. Five I-PhD and seven I-Lab winners, including three grand prizes, have brought honor and recognition to the public research of the Azur region and the Université Côte d’Azur.
    • Research
    Sorting, storing and regulating messenger RNAs: the oocyte factory contributing to fertility
    RNAs, the messengers of genetic information, define a cell's identity by allowing it to change its function and adapt to its environment. In an article published in the journal Cell, the team led by Arnaud Hubstenberger, CNRS research fellow at the Valrose Institute of Biology (Univ Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Inserm), shows how this information is classified, compacted, stored and then disseminated in the oocyte. Dysregulation of this information flow is a cause of infertility. Future applications of their research include the treatment of cancer, viral infections and degenerative diseases, where messengers are hijacked to divert the flow of information.
    • Research
    • International
    IDEX : 4 researchers awarded a chair of the Advanced Research Program of Université Côte d'Azur
    As part of its policy of attractiveness and international outreach, two globally recognized researchers will join Université Côte d'Azur for an extended period as the recipients of an international chair under the IdEx Advanced Research Program.
    • Institutional
    • Partnerships
    • Student life
    Launch of a strategic partnership with Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur to support student entrepreneurship
    On July 31, Université Côte d'Azur and La Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur signed an agreement aimed at strengthening support for student entrepreneurship. This partnership will focus primarily on hosting projects led by student entrepreneurs within the innovation hub.
    • Institutional
    • Research
    Florence Marcotte and Luca Calatroni, ERC Starting Grant Recipients 2023
    Inria Researcher Florence Marcotte and CNRS Researcher Luca Calatroni, both in joint research teams at Université Côte d'Azur, are recipients of 2023 ERC Starting Grants. This funding is part of the EU’s Horizon Europe programme, supporting early-career researchers to launch new projects and form their own teams.
    • Research
    Targeting Oncogenic RNA with Sustainable and Effective Small Molecules
    In an article published in Chemistry – A European Journal in September, researchers unveiled a library of small molecules that target a well-known RNA that plays a role in promoting the development of some tumors. The five-step method for synthesizing these targeting molecules, that complies with the principles of Green Chemistry, along with their promising inhibition effect, pave the way for novel approaches in treating specific cancers.
    • Institutional
    • Innovation
    Université Côte d'Azur and Nice University Hospital, winners of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche's "Autonomy: ageing and disability" call for projects
    Université Côte d'Azur and the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice (CHU Nice) are proud to announce their success in the "Autonomie: vieillissement et situations de handicap" call for projects, launched by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche as part of the Plan France 2030. The Pré.S.Age (Prévention du Sujet Agé) project has been selected for exceptional funding of €3.5 million, confirming its innovative ambition and immediate societal impact.
    • International
    • Research
    Two LADIE Projects Awarded ANR grants
    The laboratory is honored to have two research projects funded by the ANR: the ANR JCJC project "Immigrants and Emigrants. The Demos in the face of migratory movement" (DEMIG) led by Professor Jules Lepoutre, with the participation of Mehdi Mezaguer, and the ANR collaborative research project "The Contemporary Challenges of Straits" (DÉCODE), which involves ULCO, the University of Nantes, and Université Côte d'Azur (LADIE). The project is coordinated by Professor Catherine Roche (ULCO), and UniCA’s contribution is led by Magali Lehardy.
    • Research
    SAM68 RNA-Binding Protein: a Conductor of Endothelial Cell Adhesion
    Research conducted by Ellen Van Obberghen Schilling (Valrose Institute of Biology - Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Inserm) published in the eLife journal in August reveals that the SAM68 RNA-binding protein regulates the adhesion and migration of endothelial cells through various mechanisms, including localizing actin mRNA on focal adhesions and stimulating fibronectin gene transcription.
    • Science and society
    • Research
    INTERVALLE: Head in the Stardust, with Eric Lagadec
    The second episode of the podcast INTERVALLE is an exciting journey to the heart of the stars, aiming to understand the origin of the matter surrounding us.