The university’s governance is composed of the President, several Vice-Presidents and a number of Missions. The general principle of governance, as defined in the institution's statutes, states that the President of Université Gustave Eiffel, through his decisions, the Board of Directors, through its deliberations, the Academic Council, through its deliberations, opinions and guidelines, the Student Parliament, through its deliberations, opinions and guidelines and the Ethics Committee, through its opinions and guidelines, are responsible for the administrative management of the university.
These bodies include two key Missions of social commitment:
The Equality Mission
This Mission aims to ensure the promotion of gender equality within the institution and, more generally, respect for people of all sexes and genders, regardless of their sexual orientation. The main scope of its work covers support, prevention, training and communication.
The DD&RS Mission
The aim of this Mission is to disseminate sustainable development and social responsibility within the different units, departments and components of the University and, of course, among its students. The university aims to obtain the DD&RS in 2022/2023 label (a CSR commitment accreditation for universities and graduate schools) .
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the governing body of the university and determines its strategy and general orientations. It is composed of 35 members: 15 elected members, 15 ex-officio members and 8 external members.
The Academic Council
The Academic Council represents the institution's staff and users and deliberates on matters of training and research; in particular, it guarantees the link between research and teaching. It is composed of 71 to 75 members, including 60 elected members, 10 external members and between 1 and 4 staff representatives.
The Student Parliament
A unique body in the French academic world, this Parliament was designed by and for students and is composed solely of students from the campuses who are elected within the components and other bodies, as well as students from the associative world. Its mission is to contribute to students’ well-being in both their training and daily lives by supporting a range of projects such as the organisation of cultural events and the creation of spaces and venues dedicated to student life.
The Directorate General of Departments (DGS)
The DGS is in charge of the management, organisation and operation of the administrative, financial and technical departments of the institution.
It contributes to the development of the institution's policies and ensures their operational implementation. It designs, implements and monitors the institution's performance indicators in terms of its administrative and financial management, asset management, human resources and information systems.
16 training components and 23 research components
16 training components, each with its own prerogatives :
- 2 component institutions:
- 2 member schools:
- National School of Geographical Sciences (ENSG-Géomatique)
- Paris School of Electronic and Electrotechnical Engineering (ESIEE Paris)
- 6 training and research units (UFR)
- 6 institutes
23 research components
7 research and training campuses
Université Gustave Eiffel has several training and research campuses throughout France, including Marne-la-Vallée, just outside Paris, as well as Paris, Versailles, Lyon, Nantes, the Mediterranean region and Lille, and branches in Belfort, Brussels, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Meaux and Val d'Europe.