University of Technology of Compiègne
The University of Technology of Compiègne (French: Université de Technologie de Compiègne, UTC) is a public research university located in Compiègne, France. It was founded in 1972 by Guy Deniélou and is described as the first experimental technological university in France. It has both the status of public university and Grande Ecole, and is one of the french graduate engineering schools accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingenieur to deliver the Diplôme d'ingénieur and the academic title of "Ingénieur Diplomé" (qualified graduate engineer) .
Université de Technologie de Compiègne
|Motto||Meaning to Innovation|
|Type||Public university, Grande Ecole |
|Endowment||€82.4 millions (2016)|
|President||Philippe Courtier (2017)|
|Campus||Urban, 19 acres (7.7 ha) |
|Colours||Gold and blue|
UTC is a founding member of Sorbonne University Association, a group composed of french leading academic and research institutions, which alumni and faculty include 19 Nobel laureates and 7 Fields Medalists.
UTC's 6-hectare (15-acre) campus is part of the city of Compiègne, 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Paris, and overlooks the Oise River with a blend of traditional and modern architecture. The university is one among a small group of French technological universities which tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences.
UTC is organized into nine research units within the School of Engineering. The university offers around thirty degree programs in twenty fields, leading to bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees.
The teaching model is a mix between North American and French traditions; students select their classes, which are complemented by assisted classwork (French: Travaux dirigés) and applied labwork (French: Travaux pratiques).
Notable alumni and faculty includes:
- Julien Bahain, rower, winner of the bronze medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Frédéric Y. Bois, French scientist
- Marie Gayot, sprint athlete, urban planning student
- Vanessa Proux, president of the Institut Sup'Biotech de Paris
- Cécile Réal, French bio-medical engineer and businessperson
- Lamia Chafei Seghaier, Tunisian engineer and politician
- Thierry St-Cyr, former Canadian politician
- Bernard Stiegler, founder and director of the COSTECH research lab
Research and developmentEdit
In 2005, UTC created together with Shanghai University, UTT and UTBM the Sino-European School of Technology (UTSEUS). UTSEUS is a multi-disciplinary structure devoted to foundational engineering education, research ,and innovation. UTSEUS has grown and counts more than 1200 students, including its students in Shanghai and in France. Its missions are to train high-level specialists in a trilingual and bicultural environment, Chinese and French, by implementing the French engineering education system, and to promote research cooperation between Shanghai University and UTC.
Notes and sourcesEdit
- List of PMCU's Nobel Prize laureates
- List of PMCU's Fields Medalists
- Vanessa Proux (in French)
- "Palmares des ecoles d'ingenieur". L'Étudiant. 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- "Classement 2017 des ecoles d'ingenieur". Usine nouvelle. 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
- "Classement 2016 des ecoles d'ingenieur". Usine nouvelle. 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- Université de Technologie de Compiègne (in English)