Nice-Sophia Antipolis University (UNS)

Nice-Sophia Antipolis University (UNS) is the second largest multi-disciplinary French university with 26,000 students and more than 2,500 staff members. The university, research oriented, is developing innovative pedagogic and research actions with many international collaborations. University Nice Sophia Antipolis is one of the founders of Université Cote d’Azur (UCA) gathering 13 members like INRIA and CNRS, with the support of 350 major industrial partners. In 2015, UNS has been awarded with IDEX JEDI programme and is defined as one of the 10 leading research & innovation centres in France.

Polytech’Nice-Sophia is the engineering graduate school – “grande école” – of Nice-Sophia Antipolis University. It welcomes about 1,500 students within 7 main engineering specialties: electronics, computer sciences, electronics and industrial computer science, applied mathematics, bio-engineering, smart building and water engineering / hydroinformatics. Polytech Nice-Sophia is a key member of the new SophiaTech campus located in the largest European technopark, Sophia Antipolis. It is deeply involved in 3 major strategic axes: ambient computing, ICT for health and biology, ICT for water & environment. It is working with and advising on a regular basis the Nice University Hospital (CHU) and the SAMU 06. The Polytech Nice-Sophia teams develop original pedagogic and research themes where they combine added values from the different technical fields in order to develop added values by the ICT. Within Polytech and in the framework of IDEX JEDI, the Polytech lab gathers a multidisciplinary team of scientists and researchers (more than 35 actives members) who are focusing their research activities on electronics, communication, computer sciences, ICT, sensors, smart buildings, water issues and risk management in urban environments. It has developed a unique competence on methodologies and tools for resilience evaluation and improvement.