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European and international projects

European projects

Université Gustave Eiffel encourages its researchers and teachers to take part in the Horizon Europe and ERASMUS+ framework programmes, as well as other European research, training and innovation funding instruments. Through the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Union has been able to fund projects that are resolutely interdisciplinary, with the aim of responding to major economic and social challenges.

Research, development and innovation (RDI) projects - Université Gustave Eiffel’s performance

With 88 projects and €21 million in funding under the Horizon 2020 European research and innovation programme, European projects are an important issue for the university and continue to contribute to its international reputation through Horizon Europe projects.

Thus, Université Gustave Eiffel uses an incentive-based approach to boost and support researchers and has developed a strategy of influence: participation in the National Transport Working Group (GTN), creation and implementation of the National Information Point "City" (NIP City).



CLEAR-Doc Programme

CLEAR-Doc is one of the Marie-Skłodowska Curie "COFUND" Actions and is being funded by the Horizon 2020 programme.

This doctoral programme has attracted 30 doctoral students of 18 different nationalities from all over the world to work on a thesis related to the theme of the "City of Tomorrow" at the Université Gustave Eiffel, in particular on subjects helping to address the following issues:

  • Challenge 1: design and develop resource-efficient urban spaces
  • Challenge 2: Understanding and managing 'urban risks' for resilient cities
  • Challenge 3: Develop the digital city and make it a catalyst for social, environmental and economic performance

The programme is uniquely designed to offer the best training based on the "triple i" principles: International, Interdisciplinary and Intersectoral. The programme is co-financed by the Pays de Loire Region (France), Eiffage (France), SNCF-AREP (France), University of Bologna (Italy) and University of Bolzano (Italy).

With CLEAR-Doc, Université Gustave Eiffel has developed an innovative range of doctoral training courses including:

  • Scientific, technical, multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary training,
  • Compulsory international exchanges in the academic or private sector
  • European and international scientific events and networking opportunities
  • Support in defining and monitoring a Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP)


INCITIES - Inclusive, sustainable and resilient cities

InCITIES is a three years (October 2022 – September 2025) project that aims to achieve the transformations of higher education institutions (HEIs) and their surrounding ecosystem centred around cities’ inclusion, sustainability and resilience needs. It addresses the European and global challenges facing cities with a specific focus on widening countries (Portugal and Slovakia), allowing them to overcome structural, sociocultural, economic, political and institutional barriers. The InCITIES project is developed by a consortium of 5 partners participating in different interrelated activities structures shared among 7 work packages (WPs).

In order to reach the expected outcomes, InCITIES is based on the application of strongly collaborative/co-creative, iterative, and incremental approaches, methods, and tools. That is, the implementation of the work programmes is designed with the effective participation and commitment of student and staff in this process. Most importantly, 2 main innovative methodologies are implemented: the Research Roadmap Co-creation method and the Learning by Doing (LbD) Pedagogical model. Both methods complement each other and support the objectives of the InCITIES model.

Objectives :

  • Research-based strategy: map European institutional transformation strategies towards sustainable research-based universities within the InCITIES consortium.
  • Network of higher education institutions: build and strengthen a long-term network of participating higher education institutions and surrounding ecosystem actors, based on the formation of integrated knowledge centers to mobilize local, regional and national investments in synergy with EU funding opportunities.
  • InCITIES process: strengthen scientific and technological capacity by sharing best practices in teaching, research, management and administration within the consortium, linking staff and disciplines to drive knowledge transfer to the wider HEIs and raise their profile for excellence and impact.
  • InCITIES' contribution to knowledge: create an open and innovative education and training platform in synergy with the project's R&I program focused on inclusive, sustainable and resilient cities.

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Erasmus+ projects

Université Gustave Eiffel is currently participating in 7 Erasmus+ "Strategic Partnerships" projects and coordinating 1 project. All together, these 8 projects aim to support the design, transfer and/or use of innovative practices, as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level.

International projects

University’s IALs/LIAs projects

Our Associated International Laboratories (IALs) jointly develop and fund research and research training activities and projects as part of a multi-annual scientific programming.

Key issues for the city of the future - France-Quebec collaboration

Université de Sherbrooke and Université Gustave Eiffel have developed an institutional collaboration entitled "Inter-university cooperation to meet the major challenges of the city of the future". This project is part of the 68th programme of the Franco-Quebec Standing Committee Cooperation which is jointly funded by the governments of Quebec and France.

The funding of this project over the two-year period allowed several seminars to be organised and aimed at:

  • Responding to issues put forward by external partners (cities, organisations, etc.);
  • Developing joint research projects between researchers from Université de Sherbrooke and Université Gustave Eiffel, together with external partners;
  • Initiating discussions on the preparation of a joint Canada-Europe funding application;
  • Developing and launching joint degree programmes;
  • Exploring joint training programmes.

The seminars covered the following topics:

  • Energy management in the city
  • Sustainable and resilient cities: developing a living laboratory approach
  • Climate transition: towards resilient and sustainable cities
  • Circular economy from a public policy perspective: life cycle analysis, circular city
  • Climate transition: sustainable and resilient cities; governance methods
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for environment and construction monitoring
  • AI and smart cities
  • Cities and regions
  • Internationalisation of training

MadAtlas project - France-Madagascar

The MadAtlas project is part of the Partnerships with African Higher Education programme, a call for projects published in 2021 by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and financed by the French Development Agency (AFD).

The MadAtlas project is jointly coordinated by University of Fianarantsoa in Madagascar and Université Gustave Eiffel and involves the following partners: Development Research Institute (IRD Madagascar) and Université Bordeaux Montaigne (France)

MadAtlas aims to set up a comprehensive (academic and professional) teaching and research network contributing to Madagascar's social and economic development in areas of innovation linked to digital cartography. To achieve this objective, MadAtlas aims to offer courses at Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate levels through training courses on digital cartographic information for sustainable regional development, combining geography, geomatics and IT subjects in partner establishments.




European Hackathon


With the support of the DGITM (General Directorate for Infrastructure, Transport and Mobility, Université Gustave Eiffel is working with AFIT France (the French transport infrastructure financing agency) to examine changes in mobility (goods and passengers) and their impact on transport infrastructure requirements.

The aim is to build on the momentum created with AFIT France and its European counterparts, and to provide further input into the discussion of infrastructure investment requirements by first looking at mobility practices, the factors that determine them, the possible shift towards greater sustainability and the implications in terms of renewed infrastructure requirements.

The third edition will take place from Friday 22 March to Tuesday 26 March 2024 at the Université Gustave Eiffel on the premises of the École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris, and will focus on the theme: "Improving infrastructure for active mobility? Places, hubs, platforms for a transition in mobility."

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