Project Objectives

P4 - University of Nice Sophia Antipolis - UNS

The University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis - UNS (France) was officially instituted in October 23, 1965. The University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis is a research intensive university ranked in the AWRU. The re-entry 2016 saw the University accommodating 25,963 students including 19% from abroad (foreign students) representing 131 nationalities. It is a multidisciplinary university which covers all fields of scientific knowledge. It is composed of 13 faculties or institute and 47 research labs. There are 1575 researchers, professors, associate professors and 1152 engineers, technicians and administrative staff. The experience of UNS in coordinating or participating to Erasmus Mundus programs is well established. The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) has been involved as partner in several Erasmus Mundus projects: “Basileus”, “Averroes”.


UNS also managed as coordinator the Erasmus Mundus Partnership project “EMMA” and Erasmus Mundus Joint doctorate EMJD in Astrophysics.


The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis develops agreements of cooperation with many universities. Besides agreements of student mobility (Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus); for many years UNS managed several European Tempus Projects with universities from Balkans.


Now UNS manages Capacity building projects, International credit mobility projects and Strategic partnership projects.


UNS organizes several summer schools and has recently created a service to welcome foreign students.

Role in the Project


UNS has been participating in European project as partner and as coordinator for many years now. UNS will share our experience and skills on Research management and European project management via leading or co-leading the following work-packages: WP 2.3. Workshop on strategic development; WP 2.6. Study visits; WP 3.1. Project Quality and Monitoring Plan and Steering committee.


In addition, UNS will fully participate in other WPs as well, by attending other workshops, disseminating information and participating in the overall management of the HERD project.