Short name: UGE

Country: France

Type of organisation: University

IFSTTAR became the new Université Gustave Eiffel on the 1st January 2020.
The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (UPEM) and four selective higher education institutes are merging to create a research and training centre for cities and regions.
Cities and regions are constantly changing. On this basis, 6 training and research institutions, which specialise in the fields of sustainable cities, are combining their expertise and know-how to create a university of international standing and of a new type: Université Gustave Eiffel.
This new establishment, which is the outcome of a shared tradition that dates back over 20 years, was created on 1st January 2020 and bring together our research institute (IFSTTAR), a university (UPEM), a school of architecture (EAVT) and three engineering schools (EIVP, ENSG and ESIEE Paris).
It will be responsible for a quarter of French research on the cities of tomorrow and bring together multidisciplinary skills in order to conduct high-quality research for the good of society, provide training tailored to meet socio-economic needs and support public policies.
• A multidisciplinary, multi-scale and integrated approach
The university will provide training in many disciplines: civil engineering and materials sciences, architecture, urban planning, transport, the human and social sciences, environmental sciences, mathematics and digital sciences, economics, sociology, geography, geomatics, literature, history and political science.
• A vibrant vision shared with its partners
IFSTTAR’s aim in becoming part of this university is to maintain and strengthen long-standing ties with its institutional, academic and socio-economic partners.
With a firm international commitment and strong networks abroad via its founding bodies, Université Gustave Eiffel will offer interdisciplinary and intersectoral programmes, bringing together research, innovation and society at different levels: regional, national and global, underpinned by a continuum that runs between training, research and expertise.
Some key figures:
17,000 students
8,300 undergraduate students (DUT, Bachelors)
3,500 master students
4,000 engineering students
700 architecture students
500 doctoral students
2,300 staff
200 teachers
400 teacher-researchers
550 researchers
1,150 support staff and support