Research at the University of Cergy-Pontoise

With more than 500 PhD-hold researchers and 430 doctorate students working in 22 research centres, two Centres of Excellence (Labex) and 6 technology platforms, the University of Cergy-Pontoise is among the most active research centres in France with a high international standard.

The University entered into the Shanghai Ranking in 2012 with its mathematics activities as well as into the Taiwan ranking. Other laboratories are highly evaluated by the French National Research Evaluation Agency (AERES).

Research activities at the University of Cergy-Pontoise can be classified into five categories: 

Materials, Molecule and Biological Engineering

Activities ranging from biomaterials, organic materials, polymers, condensed matter to construction materials in civil engineering.

Analysis, Modeling, Management of Complex Systems

Activities of this theoretical and modeling pole include Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Economy and Management.Technology of Embedded Intelligence.

Technologies and Information Processing Systems

Activities of this pole aim at incorporating artificial intelligence into embedded systems, studying customized / reconfigurable architectures or integrated circuits, indexation of integrated information, big data management and analytics, designing and improving electronic devices and energy storage in embedded intelligence components.

Heritage, Creation, Education and Knowledge Building

Activities of this pole focus mainly on the construction of different societies, their governing rules and administrative systems, their cultural identities and their ways of representation and thinking, the organization of their knowledge transmission, formation and communication. Research is also very active on the studies of tangible heritage thanks to the Centre of Excellence Patrima. This pole brings together activities of research centres working on the evolution of writing forms, speeches, aesthetic concepts, ideological schemes, as well as the evolution of artistic productions and history of philosophy.

Social Norms, Politics, Territory Dynamics and Political Science

This pole gathers together activities of laboratories working on public and private laws, history and philosophy of law, political practices, economic law, education policy, urban policy and many areas of political science. This interdisciplinary pole allows, on the one hand, interaction between law and political science, and on the other hand, the creation of new concepts and practices at the frontiers of different but related disciplines. The study of social thinking, social-rights laws and law concepts in various international contexts and in different socio-economic situations, is very useful for societies. The creation of the new Institute of Political Studies at the University of Cergy-Pontoise in partnership with the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines reinforces the research carried out in this pole.