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International policy

“To increase the visibility of our activities and attractiveness, our networking strategy with partner universities and research organisations is implemented at both European and international level in order to train new generations, at every stage in life.”


Agnès Jullien

Vice-President for International Affairs at Université Gustave Eiffel

Université Gustave Eiffel is a “European university with an international vocation” for both education and research and is recognised in particular in the field of sustainable cities.


Its strategy is based on three types of European and international projects:

Université Gustave Eiffel has over 200 academic partnerships with universities and research institutes in all regions of the world.

Université Gustave Eiffel also aims to develop its networks at both European and international level.

It is committed to constructing the European area for research and training, in particular by bringing its research themes to European agendas and contributing to the relevant European instruments.

In terms of research activity, Université Gustave Eiffel is involved in international networks dedicated to:

  • Training to promote mobility and distance learning
  • Research focussed on infrastructures, civil engineering structures, roads, transport, cities and data.
  • Support for public policy-making through its involvement in policy projects (OECD) in support of the Directorate for European and International Affairs of the French Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Solidarity.

Université Gustave Eiffel is a member of Maison Irène et Frédéric Joliot-Curie (MIFJC), an entity that brings together major French operators in higher education, research and innovation, pooling their material and financial resources and coordinating their action within European institutions, networks and communities according to a “project-hosting” model with an annual programme of events.

Odile Arbeit de Chalendar, a permanent representative in Brussels, is in charge of intelligence and an informal influence to maximise the participation of French teams in European funding.

A presence in Brussels offers the following benefits:

  • Support for researchers and policy makers;
  • Opportunities for negotiation, scientific communication, intelligence, analysis, forward-looking and strategic reflection and concise advice.

Consult the Erasmus+ charter and declaration

The International Relations Department (SRI)

The SRI is located in the Maison de l'Etudiant - Office C01, on the Cité Descartes campus

Opening hours: 9:30am - 12:00pm / 2:30pm - 4:30pm (closed on Wednesdays)


The SRI's missions

  • Implementing and contributing to the definition of the University’s European and international policy
  • Coordinating and structuring the geographic and thematic priorities according to the actions proposed by the components
  • Coordinating and supporting the components’ international training initiatives
  • Welcoming international students and teachers and supporting them throughout their stay
  • Ensuring that all regulations are correctly applied in the establishment of international agreements
  • Setting up funding projects and managing financial schemes for international mobility
  • Overseeing the campaign to promote inter-academic exchanges
  • Managing the mobility of incoming/outgoing students, teachers and administrative staff
  • Representing the University at international cooperation events


IR representatives and international mobility coordinators within the components

The SRI works jointly with a permanent, dynamic network of teachers and faculty at Université Gustave Eiffel which is dedicated to developing and managing the international relations of its departments.

List of representatives and coordinators