Academic Research. 


With more than 1000 teacher-researchers and researchers as well as around 230 research grant recipients, the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis develops research in all the important scientific sectors. International points of excellence are numerous in mathematics, physics, science, information technology, communications, life science, geology, astronomy and the humanities, among others.

The university’s fundamental mission is to encourage innovation. To accomplish this, it is actively involved in one of Europe’s finest technology parks, with scientific laboratories working hand in hand with leading international corporations.

Basic and applied research, technology transfer, technological platforms: all of these specializations are part of the commitment of the university to scientific excellence.

The Université Nice Sophia Antipolis has many State Accredited research laboratories in Business matters, such as the GRM, GREDEG and CNRS.

GREDEG - Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion

(Research Group in Law, Economics and Management)

The GREDEG is a research unit of the University of Nice, one of France’s National Centres for Scientific Research.

This structure is composed of scientists doing research in economics, management and law.

One of the goals of GREDEG is to elaborate research projects based on problems linked to innovation and wisdom. 

Its director is Mr. Jacques-Laurent Ravix, Professor and Chair at the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis.

GRM - Groupe de Recherche en Management

(Research in Management Group)

GRM is a research unit, created by merging the ex CRIFP and ERMMES. CRIFP was the historical research unit attached to IAE Nice, and ERMMES attached to IAE Toulon, our nearest geographical neighbor. Hence GRM is held jointly between Université Nice Sophia Antipolis and Université du Sud Toulon Var, and directed by Pr. Aude Deville.

Research performed within GRM is structured around a main theme "Driving Governance". This theme gathers all research work with regard to performance metrics and driving organisations, as well as how governance runs. This work aims to be theoretical as well as empirical, and of course, to contribute towards managerial implications.

Publication in recognised scientific reviews and journals, referenced as such by AERES, the French National Research Assessment organisation, is naturally the main goal of the group. Nevertheless, GRM focuses also on developing tools and decision-making processes, from the banking sector, to Health Boards, to socially responsible companies, either from the public or private sector.

CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

(National Centre for Scientific Research)

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research.

Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, the CNRS has the following missions:

-    To evaluate and carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and     bringing social, cultural, and economic benefits to society.

-    To contribute to the application and promotion of research results.

-    To develop scientific information.

-    To support research training.

-    To participate in the analysis of the national and international scientific climate and its potential for evolution in order to develop a national policy.


Interdisciplinary research:

The CNRS encourages collaboration between specialists from different disciplines thus opening up new fields of enquiry to meet social and economic needs. The CNRS has developed interdisciplinary programs which bring together various CNRS departments, other research institutions and industry.

Interdisciplinary research is undertaken in the following domains:


-     Life and its social implications

-     Information, communication and knowledge

-     Environment, energy and sustainable development

-     Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials

-     Astroparticles: from particles to the Universe