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.[6] 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) [7].

University of Technology of Compiègne
Université de Technologie de Compiègne
Logo UTC
MottoMeaning to Innovation
TypePublic university, Grande Ecole [1][2]
Established1972 (1972)
Endowment€82.4 millions (2016)[3]
PresidentPhilippe Courtier (2017)[4]
Academic staff
450 (2016)
Administrative staff
400 (2016)
Students4,400 (2016)
340 (2016)

49°24′01″N 2°47′59″E / 49.400202°N 2.799647°E / 49.400202; 2.799647Coordinates: 49°24′01″N 2°47′59″E / 49.400202°N 2.799647°E / 49.400202; 2.799647
CampusUrban, 19 acres (7.7 ha) [5]
ColoursGold and blue
Location of the UTC in Compiègne, France.

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[8] and 7 Fields Medalists.[9]

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.[10] 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:


The UTC has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for highest median earnings by recent alumni in 2016 with L'Étudiant.[12]

In 2017, Usine nouvelle ranked UTC No. 2 amongst 107 French engineering schools and universities.[13]

Likewise, in 2016, Usine nouvelle had ranked UTC No. 1 in the nation for highest number of startup creation by students and recent alumni.[14]

Research and developmentEdit

UTC has established six areas of research as institute priorities: biotechnology, energy and the environment, nanotechnology, computation and information technology, and media and the arts.[15]


Sino-European School of Technology (UTSEUS)Edit

In 2005, UTC created together with Shanghai University, UTT and UTBM[16] 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.[17] 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.

See alsoEdit

Notes and sourcesEdit

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  8. ^ List of PMCU's Nobel Prize laureates
  9. ^ List of PMCU's Fields Medalists
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  11. ^ Vanessa Proux (in French)
  12. ^ "Palmares des ecoles d'ingenieur". L'Étudiant. 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Classement 2017 des ecoles d'ingenieur". Usine nouvelle. 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Classement 2016 des ecoles d'ingenieur". Usine nouvelle. 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
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