Research at the University of Cergy-Pontoise

With more than 500 PhD-hold researchers and 430 doctorate students working in 22 laboratories, two Excellence Laboratories (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 in 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 in five categories:

Materials Sciences

Activities ranging from biomaterials, organic materials, polymers, condensed matter to construction materials in civil engineering. Laboratories CBL, ERRMECe, LAMBE, LPMS, LPPI, L2MGC, GEC, I-MAT, LERMA-LAMAP, SATIE constitute this research area with researchers and doctorate students working also around several common technological platforms in collaboration with industrial companies.

Analysis, Modeling and Management of Complex Systems

Activities of this theoretical and modelling pole include Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Economy and Management. These activities constitute principal subjects of the following laboratories AGM, LPTM, THEMA and the interdisciplinary Excellence Laboratory MME-DII.

Technology of Embedded Intelligence

Activities of this pole aim at incorporating artificial intelligence systems into mobile objects such as robots and drones, studying architecture and indexation of integrated information systems such as cell phones, and improving electronic devices and energy storage in embedded intelligence components. This pole works in close collaboration with regional and national technological competitivity consortia such as Systematic, Astech, Moveo and Cap Digital in connection with companies such as SAFRAN, THALES, SAGEM and VALEO. The pole gathers researchers and doctorate students, mainly belonging to two laboratories ETIS and SATIE.

Societies, Cultural Transfers and Knowledge Transmission

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 evolution of writing forms, speeches, aesthetic concepts, ideological schemes, as well as the evolution of artistic productions and history of philosophy. This pole gathers researchers and doctorate students from laboratories in languages, literatures, humanities and education science CCIC, CRTF, LDI, MRTE, LDAR, PARAGRAPHE, EMA.

Law and Political Science

This pole gathers 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 in political science. This interdisciplinary pole allows, on the one hand, interaction between law and political science, and on the other hand, 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, 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 St Quentin en Yvelines reinforces the research of this pole. The pole includes laboratories LEJEP and CPJP.