Université Gustave Eiffel

Université Gustave Eiffel is a unique and pioneering university created on 1st January 2020 that brings together six existing institutions, namely a research institute, a university, a school of architecture and three engineering schools. Its strategy is built on complementarity and multidisciplinarity to address the challenges brought by the continuous transformation of cities. The synergy between research, education and economic environment offers numerous opportunities ranging from social sciences to nanotechnologies aiming to tackle the development of smart, resilient and resource-efficient cities of the future.

The ambition of Université Gustave Eiffel is altogether to:

  • address societal challenges
  • provide cutting-edge skills to students
  • offer international education programmes
  • imagine and feed research and innovations covering the numerous fields linked to cities.

In addition and as part of its activities, the university gives advice to public authorities at international, national and local levels, and encourages dialogue with society.

Université Gustave Eiffel welcomes 17,000 students from bachelor to doctorate levels and is located over seven campuses throughout France. It gathers 1,200 researchers and associated researchers in 23 research entities, and 1,000 international peer-reviewed publications per year. Université Gustave Eiffel has a long history of being involved in European research projects and is actively participating in 90 Horizon 2020 projects including 6 ERC and 9 MSCA. In addition, it participates in 9 Erasmus+ programme projects, meaning more than 300 annual exchanges.

Université Gustave Eiffel is very much involved at the European and International levels with more than 900 bilateral collaborations as well as three International Associated Laboratories and one International Research Institute (Germany). The university owns exceptional and world-class research facilities such as a geotechnical centrifuge, white rooms for micro and nanotechnology, an Electromagnetic measurement platform, a test track, a pavement fatigue carrousel, instrumented cars, instrumented dummies, a mobile climate chamber for realistic demonstrator for urban innovations (mini-city Sense-City), a full-scale laboratory town for studying urban mobility (platform Transpolis), etc. The university has strong connections with the economic and industrial world and provides expertise with around 200 contracts per year. It also coordinates fourteen industrial chairs funded by major private companies.

University Gustave Eiffel has been using innovative teaching methods (Centre for Pedagogical and Digital Innovation) to train its students and this experience will be an added value to the ATHENA project. Moreover, its engineering school ENSG (National School of Geographic Sciences) organizes the production of digital resources and has already been using online course services. The university was selected to implement a national programme to foster inclusive education, experiences in innovative teaching methods and is involved in the Erasmus+ project PIONEER, together with Iscte.