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About Université Côte d’Azur
The Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) is a recently created group of establishments for higher education located on the French Riviera. The group includes the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, the CNRS and INRIA research agencies, the SKEMA and EDHEC Business Schools, the Nice University Hospital, the Observatory of the Côte d'Azur, and a College of six internationally recognized schools of art and design.
UCA is located on the world-famous French Riviera. This area is traditionally a hotspot of artistic and cultural activity. It has more recently become a major center of technological innovation. This is particularly true because of the development of Sophia Antipolis, which is the largest technology park in Europe. UCA is striving to build on this rich heritage by creating a modern French university that is based on scientific excellence, innovative and forward-looking educational programs, and a focus on societal and regional challenges.
Who studies at Université Côte d’Azur?
UCA is home to over 30,000 students at the undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels. The school offers students high level research laboratories that cover all major academic disciplines. In particular, the areas of life and health sciences, astronomy, business and finance, mathematics, and the digital sciences are very strong. UCA was also recently selected by the French Ministry of Higher Education to serve as a pilot university for the development of innovative programs in continuing education.
More than 20% of the students and faculty of this university are international. This is possible because of their almost 500 international research and education partnerships, and because a significant and growing number of its programs offered in English.
UCA was awarded a prestigious “IDEX” (Excellence Initiative) award in January of 2016 by the French government. This placed the UCA in a small group of high-profile, world-class French universities who have earned this distinction.
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