Université Côte d’Azur was created in January 2020 as an experimental university. It has been awarded the major national label of “IDEX” initiative of excellence, which places it among the 9 French “IDEX” universities with intensive research and strong international influence. Structured into innovative internal components with increased responsibilities for greater agility, Université Côte d’Azur backs all of its training and innovation missions with the excellence of its research.
Its strong roots in the Côte d’Azur region make it one of the driving forces behind its growth model. As a founding member of the Ulysseus European alliance, it belongs to one of the four French Interdisciplinary Institutes for Artificial Intelligence (3IA). As a founding member of the Network of University Schools of Tourism launched in 2023, and with major partnerships with the main national research players, Université Côte d’Azur intends to rank among the best European universities and thus consolidate its international dimension.
As part of its IDEX strategy, Université Côte d’Azur has included the theme of tourism among its eight strategic programmes. As a result, the Côte d’Azur Tourism Institute has been created in 2021, in the form of a Federative Research Institute. The aim of the Institute is to create a strong inter- and trans-disciplinary federative dynamic in this field within Université Côte d’Azur in order to create new synergies to support and develop collective, ambitious, applied and innovative research in the field of tourism, which will be supported by a range of excellent training courses.