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Areas of research and expertise

Université Gustave Eiffel's research activities focus on a number of areas, including civil engineering, transport systems and infrastructure, urban resilience, geomatics, management of scientific and technical innovation, architecture, history, etc.

These areas of research and expertise, which come from the five founding institutions, are linked to the themes of the city of the future. They bring together laboratories, researchers and doctoral students, and contribute to offering multidisciplinary skills in order to conduct quality research for the benefit of society.

The main areas of research and expertise at Université Gustave Eiffel

  • Physics, chemistry and mechanics of materials (soils, biomechanics, construction materials)
  • Civil engineering, infrastructure
  • Natural hazards, urban risks, urban resilience, environmental impacts
  • Digital urban systems, sensors (for health, energy, the environment)
  • Embedded systems, networks, the Internet of Things, electronics, communication
  • Transport systems and infrastructure (sensors, telecommunications, vehicle-infrastructure interactions, autonomous vehicles, security, safety, etc.)
  • Urban engineering (development and public spaces, urban energy and climate, etc.)
  • Mobility of people and goods, urban dynamics, territorial development, housing, the sustainable city
  • Transport systems and infrastructure (economic, social, health, energy, environmental and human uses and impacts)
  • Urban economics, organisation, social groups, public policies for cities and territories; politics, practical philosophy and ethics
  • Architecture (consideration of environment and energy in architecture, architecture and territory, theories of architecture)
  • Geomatics (geographic information acquisition systems, image analysis and processing methods for stereo-reconstruction, geographic data representations)
  • Computer science, fundamental and applied mathematics, images, signals
  • Management of scientific and technical innovation
  • Information and communication sciences (mediated collective action, editorialisation, economic and strategic intelligence)
  • Use of personal data (health, social policy, labour, firms, etc.)
  • Finance, marketing, management
  • Literature, knowledge and the arts (creation, technical knowledge, texts, discourse and representations)
  • Spatial transformation and social relationships
  • Mobility of people, goods, cultural objects
  • The world of work
  • Ethics
  • Applied philosophy