• Innovation
    • IDEX
    France Nucleate UniCA: encouraging students' biotech innovations
    Nucleate France UniCA is a start-up acceleration program designed to help student entrepreneurs realize their life science projects. The first French branch was inaugurated in Nice on May 28 by Université Côte d'Azur, with support from its Excellence Initiative.
    • International
    • Research
    Continued partnership with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
    Université Côte d'Azur welcomed a delegation from Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique (UM6P) to the Valrose campus on May 23, to intensify the partnership between the two establishments.
    • Research
    Quantum mechanics: a remarkable breakthrough published
    Recently published research demonstrates the introduction and consideration of effective nonlinear effects in quantum mechanics. This work, led by Gilbert Reinisch of the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, allows direct interaction between eigenstates, and hence the existence of induced transitions between these states.
    • Institutional
    • Innovation
    • Research
    3IA Côte d'Azur wins "IA-Cluster" AMI award
    The Institut 3IA Côte d'Azur, labeled in 2019, has been officially labeled an IA Cluster following its application to the call for expressions of interest (AMI) "IA Cluster: world-class research and training clusters in artificial intelligence" launched as part of the national Artificial Intelligence strategy launched in 2018. A 20 million grant has been announced.
    • Institutional
    • Research
    Université Côte d'Azur commits to open science
    Udice, the alliance of 10 leading French universities committed to excellence in research, including Université Côte d'Azur, signed the Barcelona Declaration on Open Science on April 16.
    • Education
    • Student life
    Embark on a week-long mobility journey in Slovakia with Ulysseus
    Are you PhD student ? Are you interested in exploring urban dynamics and engaging with innovative methods and big data integration in a stimulating learning environment ?
    • Science and society
    • Research
    The Conversation: Grafting pigskin to heal wounds
    With more than 10,000 people waiting for an organ transplant in France in 2023, the shortage of donations is prompting research to find other solutions.
    • Research
    First map of Jupiter's winds using Doppler spectroscopy
    A team led by the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur and New Mexico State University (NMSU, USA) has succeeded in producing the first map of Jupiter's atmospheric circulation using Doppler spectroscopy. This technical achievement was made possible by the JOVIAL imaging spectrometer, specially dedicated to measuring movements in Jupiter's atmosphere.
    • Innovation
    • Partnerships
    • Research
    Launch of a website dedicated to the presentation of research support structures
    A website mapping the various research support structures (platforms, technical platforms, outstanding facilities, innovation and partnership institutes) at Université Côte d'Azur has been set up. Thanks to its bilingual search engine, it enables users to quickly identify the various structures, their equipment, their expertise, and their location within the region.
    • International
    • Institutional
    Université Côte d'Azur takes over management of U7+ general secretariat
    At the close of the U7+ Presidential Summit held on April 11 and 12 in Italy at the University of Bocconi, Université Côte d'Azur was chosen to host the U7+ General Secretariat for the next 3 years, succeeding Northwestern University.
    • Institutional
    UDICE "The university must remain a place of enlightened debate to defend freedoms"
    Udice, the alliance of France's 10 leading research universities, has issued a press release reaffirming its commitment to the fundamental values of the university: debate informed by research and the state of the art, academic freedom and freedom of expression: "The university must remain a place of informed debate to defend freedoms".
    • Research
    ERC Advanced Grants : Nicolas Coltice and Robin Kaiser awarded
    Nicolas Coltice and Robin Kaiser are among 255 researchers to have been awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council to fund their research projects. These grants are among the most prestigious and competitive in the European Union, and are part of the EU's Horizon Europe program.
    • IDEX
    • Partnerships
    • Culture
    The Cannes Film Festival immersed at Campus Georges Méliès
    Université Côte d'Azur is very proud to announce its partnership with the Cannes Film Festival in a brand new competition dedicated to immersive works.
    • Institutional
    • University life
    Energy renovation: 6.5 million for Université Côte d'Azur
    Université Côte d'Azur is one of the winners of the 2024 call for projects by the French government's real estate department to finance energy renovation projects. 6.5 million euros will be allocated to renovate the former Institut de Physique de Nice building, located next to the Petit Valrose.
    • Research
    Understanding rare genetic diseases using genetic code expansion
    A study published by Michèle Studer's team at the Institut de Biologie Valrose in the journal Protein Science in April 2024, proposes a new approach to understanding the molecular basis of genetic diseases, by linking specific mutations in the NR2F1 gene to the varied symptoms of BBSOAS patients. These advances could also have important applications for the study of other genetic diseases.
    • Employment
    • IDEX
    • International
    Call for applications “Doctoral expertise mission to support European projects in Research Units”
    Do you want to become a "doctoral student expert” in European research project-writing?Submit your application to the call for expressions of interest to “Doctoral expertise mission to support European projects in Research Units"!
    • Science and society
    • Education
    • Research
    Charlotte Richard and Marion Ferrandez y Montesinos, winners of the Côte d'Azur "My thesis in 180 seconds" final
    Charlotte Richard (1st Jury Prize) and Marion Ferrandez y Montesinos (Audience Prize) are the winners of the 11th edition of the Côte d'Azur final of the "Ma thèse en 180 secondes" competition organized by Université Côte d'Azur, at the Maison de l'Etudiant on Thursday March 21, 2024. The two candidates will go on to Paris to take part in the national semi-final to be held from March 28 to 30.
    • Institutional
    Enjoy the immersive experience of sensory signatures
    With the arrival of spring, and on the World Perfume Day, Université Côte d'Azur adds a new dimension to its identity, with a video presentation of its sensory signatures. The olfactory and sound signatures were created thanks to the creativity of our students and the expertise of our teaching and research staff.
    • Research
    • Innovation
    Specialized seminars in Artificial Intelligence by EFELIA Côte d'Azur
    Université Côte d'Azur through the EFELIA Côte d'Azur program is launching a series of seminars on artificial intelligence (AI) called "Séminaires VOILA! Visions Of Artificial Intelligence".
    • Institutional
    • International
    Continuation and intensification of privileged partnership with Université Laval
    A delegation from the Canadian university, led by its Rector Sophie d'Amours, visited on March 14 and 15 to review and implement the privileged partnership that has united Université Côte d'Azur and Université Laval since 2017.
    • Knowledge transfer - Industry
    • Education
    • Innovation
    Start your own business with DU Deeptech Entrepreneurship
    Are you developing a business project involving breakthrough innovation or innovation resulting from your research work? Would you like to develop your entrepreneurial skills and be able to manage projects in innovative technological environments? Join the DU Deeptech Entrepreneurship program!
    • Innovation
    • Research
    Quantum-key-secured video-conferencing software
    Thanks to the Quantum@UniCA project and in collaboration with the i3S laboratory, a video-conferencing software prototype using two trusted nodes as key storage centers has been produced. The software exploits the secret keys shared between the two trusted nodes according to classical encryption standards, ensuring absolute robustness against an attack by a quantum computer.
    • Innovation
    4 researchers in the "Palmarès des inventeurs 2024" competition
    Lucie Monticelli, Patrick Collombat, Thierry Passeron and Rachid Benhida are among the 100 inventors 2024, a list published by Le Point newspaper, highlighting the men and women who use science and basic research to change the world. The list was published on February 29, 2024.
    • University life
    • Institutional
    IUT Nice Côte d'Azur certified ISO 9001 : 2015
    A year of Quality in 2024 for the Institut Universitaire de Technologie Nice Côte d'Azur.
    • Research
    A new look at the boiling surface of Betelgeuse
    An international team led by astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, the Lagrange Laboratory (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur-Université Côte d'Azur-CNRS) and Uppsala University has just published a new study of the bubbling surface of the supergiant star Betelgeuse.
    • University life
    • Student life
    Watch the interview with Ali Douai, Vice-President Education and Pedagogical Innovations, on BFM TV
    Université Côte d'Azur's new Vice-President of Training and Pedagogical Innovations was Laurence Bottero's guest on BFM Nice Côte d'Azur's "Azur Business" program on February 27, 2024.
    • Research
    Obesity: opt for omega-3s to prevent the risks associated with the disease
    In a new study published in February 2024 in Brain, Behavior and Immunity, researchers from Université Côte d'Azur, Inserm and CNRS sought to understand more precisely how diet could lead to obesity, as well as the comorbidities associated with it.
    • 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.
    • University life
    • Staff life
    • HRS4R
    Université Côte d'Azur awarded European HRS4R label
    On May 5, 2022, Université Côte d'Azur was awarded the European HRS4R "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers" label. Our university thus joins some 600 European organizations committed to applying the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Recruitment Code, aimed at creating a European area of research excellence.
    • Employment
    • IDEX
    • International
    Call for expressions of interest - Support for MSCA Post-doctoral Fellowship Grants
    The Ulysseus European University will support you throughout the application process for the MSCA Fost-doctoral Grant !