Université de Technologie de Compiègne
The University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC) is a public higher education institution established in 1972 that combines all the assets and advantages of a University with those of an engineering “Grande Ecole” (France’s top ranking engineering schools). UTC’s main missions are education, research and transfer of technology. It is well integrated within the European system of higher education and it has pursued, since its creation, an ambitious international policy. UTC interacts with society and industry by anticipating the research’s requirements of companies and by facilitating the professional insertion of its students, thanks to its educational values based on students’ autonomy and its interdisciplinary research. It is located in the town of Compiegne at a distance of 40 minutes north of Paris (by train). There are 4400 students and 800 full time staff members (390 faculty members) at UTC. The university offers a large range of education and research: computer science, mechanical engineering, biomechanics and bioengineering, cellular and enzyme engineering, urban systems engineering, chemical engineering, humanities applied to research. Research and innovation programs of UTC have been attributed an exceptionally high rating by international juries and French Government committees. 3 innovation thematics are handled through eco-design and man-system technologies: bio-inspired technologies and the bio-economy, clean, safe, integrated ‘smart’ transportation, health-oriented engineering. UTC is a member of Sorbonne University Alliance. Seven leading French higher education establishments and four national research organizations have joined together to form the new Sorbonne University group, a successor to the historic Sorbonne. By bringing together the best talents in a wide array of disciplines, Sorbonne University offers new transversal academic programs and scientific expertise.