Public policy support

Contributing to the common good

Université Gustave Eiffel has an important public policy support mandate. It aims to inform public decision making and helps to implement it, while favouring a detached and critical approach. The main recipients of this support are the State (ministries, agencies and actors, decentralised departments), local authorities, members of parliament, associations and European and international organisations, at all levels of subsidiarity.

Types of action:

  • Knowledge creation and transfer
  • Public Policy Evaluation
  • Collective scientific expertise
  • Standardisation and regulation
  • Foreward studies

Contracts with its supervisory authorities: the State and Université Gustave Eiffel have made commitments

The first multi-annual contract between the State and Université Gustave Eiffel is currently being drawn up. The existing contracts between the State and the university's founding institutions are being extended until the new multi-year contract is signed. Some of these contracts (in French) are listed below:


In order to encourage economic and social development and innovation while respecting the goals of sustainable development, experts from Université Gustave Eiffel act:

  • under a ministerial mandate as a “provider of public policy support”  or a “regulatory authority”;
  • as members of a scientific community, as a “provider of technical support”.

For example, its experts participate in numerous standardisation committees at the French (AFNOR), European (CEN) and international (ISO) levels.

Public Policy Support Charter

Université Gustave Eiffel's ethical charter for public policy support is currently being drawn up. It will guarantee the independence and integrity of the institution's actions. The documents below are already available for consultation (in French):