Studying in Sophia Antipolis


Studying in Sophia Antipolis is an opportunity to benefit from high-quality institutions recognised internationally for the quality of the courses they offer and an ecosystem filled with laboratories, private R&D centres, start-ups, large international groups, etc.

Higher education is an essential source of vitality for the technology park, helping to develop synergies in constant interaction with companies. The presence of a plethora of training institutes and centres of higher learning provide the site with global reach, engaging strategic cooperation with acclaimed international universities and enabling foreign researchers and traders to be accommodated.

A way of living



A global benchmark in terms of innovation, the technology park is located at the heart of the French Riviera between the sea and mountains and is served by France’s 2nd largest international airport, Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur, just 20 kilometres away. There is a very strong sense of sport culture in Sophia Antipolis, supported by the natural environment and mild climate. There are many sports facilities including several sports complexes, hiking trails and cycle paths.


In Sophia Antipolis, the tightly-knit community shares strong values. With this rich collective intelligence and partnership links, Sophia Antipolis is an innovation laboratory where private R&D centres share the arena with public laboratories and training sectors, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to encourage scientific and technological innovation between researchers, industrialists, educators and teachers.

Excellence in training


Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) supports the UCA Jedi (Joint Excellent and Dynamic Initiative) project which was awarded the French national Idex label in 2016 as part of the Future Investment Programme [Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir]. Over four years, 58 M€ will be earmarked for higher learning and research on the French Riviera for calls for projects in research, training and innovation in the territory.

For more information about courses and curricula, please see the Université Côte d’Azur website.