The Paris Seine Initiative

University of Cergy-Pontoise

The University of Cergy-Pontoise today :

18,500 students

€145M budget

1000 teachers and researchers

22 laboratories (including 9 UMR CNRS)

6 laboratories of excellence (LabEx PIA)

2 equipments of excellence (EquipEx PIA)

5 Departments/Faculties: law, economics and management, languages and international studies, humanities, science and technology.

1 IUT, University Institute of Technology

1 IEP, Institute for Political Studies (Saint-Germain-en-Laye) 1 ESPÉ, Higher School of Professorship and Education 1 IAS, Institute of Advanced Studies

1 MIR, International Research House


Our 18,500 students include 12,000 undergraduate and 6,000 post-graduate students. UCP is also increasing open to the outside with a growing number of apprenticeships that currently bring together close to 1,500 students.

Even if it is a young university, UCP has 25 years of experience and a recognized culture of innovation and growth, and it can rely on its 500 teachers and researchers and strong approach towards autonomy.

Following the RCE (Expanded Competencies and Responsibilities) regime in 2009, the University of Cergy-Pontoise immediately leveraged all the possibilities offered by this new status. It created its own partnership-based foundation with leading companies such as Orange, Banque Populaire, or Spie Batignolles, and could source close to €5M from private partners during the last 5 years.

Appearing in the main international rankings such as Times Higher Education (THE) or Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the university of Cergy-Pontoise is often ranked around the 200th position worldwide in mathematics (Shanghai ranking between 2012 and 2014). UCP was also ranked 236th in the National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU). Key moments over the recent years include the creation in 2013 of the tenth Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po) in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, as well as 5 corporate chairs (Orange, Banque Populaire, metal industry, construction companies, La Poste). The University of Cergy-Pontoise also has 6 technological platforms, among which Patrimex which provides a high-tech infrastructure for European research in heritage restoration and conservation, or the COSMETOMIQUE platform with Cosmetic Valley and companies which conduct multidisciplinary and multi-site joint research in this key sector for the French industry.