CY Cergy Paris Université

The university’s goal is to become one of the world’s leading universities and to gain an international reputation for research.  Its strategy is based on the qualitative and quantitative recruitment of doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and research lecturers, and we strive to develop strategic alliances and support innovation.  Its ambition is to help address the major societal challenges of the 21st century.

CY Cergy Paris Université is renowned for its dynamism and its firm commitment to developing research excellence. It is rooted in its territory and strongly oriented towards the international market.  Its goal is to help address the challenges of the 21st century and it is committed to driving societal transition. It is one of the laureate universities of the Investment for the Future Programme.  The CY Initiative I-Site is a joint initiative between CY Cergy Paris Université and the ESSEC Business School, and is one of the leading higher education and research sites in the world. Its strong points are a better understanding of the global challenges of a changing world, due primarily to scientific and technological developments, coupled with a radically international approach, at the heart of a top-ranking campus for quality of life. CY Initiative systematically bases its implementation on two drivers: excellence in research and economic development.

A successful participant in the European programme of European universities with its EUTOPIA 2050 project and network, CY Cergy Paris Université is also expanding internationally through its strategic alliances. The EUTOPIA alliance brings together the universities of Warwick (United Kingdom), VUB (Belgium), Pompeu Fabra (Spain), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Ljubljana (Slovenia) around common research programmes and joint PhD programmes, as well as support for lecturer-researchers’ mobility.

CY Cergy Paris Université is also the sponsor or partner of two equipments of excellence and six laboratories of excellence, and is involved in the  VEDECOM Institute for Energy Transition.

CY Cergy Paris Université carries out its research and development tasks in 25 research laboratories, including 10 CNRS joint research units,  three research federations and 7 open labs.CY Cergy Paris Université hosts close to 1,200 researchers, including around 550 doctoral students and 500 tenured research lecturers.

The university participates in the transfer of technology and knowledge to society.  It promotes a firm policy for the dissemination and advancement of its research. The university is supported by the Technology Transfer Acceleration Company(SATT) ERGANEO, of which it is a founding member and shareholder.  Erganeo is a strategic partner to accelerate and facilitate the transfer of CY knowledge and technology, CY Alliance, to companies of all sizes.

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