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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 UCA 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.

  • The Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS), research-intensive, present in all international rankings;
  • Two National Research bodies: CNRS and Inria, multidisciplinary and emblematic in digital sciences, respectively;
  • Another star that is joining the UCA`s cluster is The Côte d’Azur Observatory (OCA). With some 450 staff located on four sites (Mont Gros and Valrose in Nice, Sophia Antipolis, and the Plateau de Calern observatory). Designed by Charles Garnier the OCA has a remarkable architectural and scientific héritage, But far from looking to the past, it remains an internationally recognized center for research in Earth Sciences and Astronomy consort with precision mechanics, high performance computing centers and virtual observatories.
  • The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) of Nice, a leading national center for simulation and innovation in hematology, biological resources and therapies that places basic scientists side by side with medical researchers and engineers;
  • EDHEC and SKEMA, two outstanding Business Schools present in all international rankings; the presence of two Business Schools, present in world rankings, brings to the project, in addition to their research and training activities, a culture of quality assurance
  • A consortium of six Art Schools, active on the international scene, comprising world-class establishments, is a guarantee of the originality of our vision, and will boost the creativity of our approach. In all, each of the players brings a unique contribution with high added value and a new dimension.
  • Centre National de Création Musicale, is one of the six national centers of French musical creation (*). Its mission is to disseminate and promote the repertoire of contemporary music by deploying its activities mainly on four axes: production, broadcasting, training and research.
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art Villa Arson, it`s an unique national institution dedicated to contemporary art. It reunites in a single venue a school of art, an art center, an artists’ residence and a specialized library. The building has been listed Patrimoine du XXe siècle
  • The Sustainable Design School (SDS), shaping the future, with a responsible focus on the 4 pillars of sustainable development through new and creative learning methods in partnership with the industry.
  • Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, Since its creation in 1961 the Ecole Superieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower has become one of the world’s premier professional dance schools in terms of classical ballet, contemporary dance and Jazz training.The ESDC’s partnerships with professional dance companies, among which Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, or international competitions as Le Prix de Lausanne.
  • Conservatoire National à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CNRR). Since 1957, the Conservatorry has catered more than 50 000 students from over 50 different countries and it has welcomed a series of great musicians, either as students or as teachers from around the world.
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