IR Strategy

International relations are at the heart of the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis development project, and represent the establishment's strong political will, under the encouragement of its President, Professor Frédérique VIDAL.


UNS’ international relations are steered by the deputy Vice-president for international relations, under the direction of the President of the UNS and in close cooperation with several Vice-Presidents, particularly the Vice-president responsible for strategy and development, the Vice-President of the Research Committee and the Vice-President of the CFVU.

The IR Committee (CORI), consisting of deputy international relations advisors from all components, is mainly a body for agreeing on the establishment’s international relations strategy.

While the UNS has concluded cooperation agreements with a large number of partners, its policy is to identify, in each geographical area, certain universities that will constitute its special partners.

The partnerships established cover all continents of the globe. The UNS has mainly focused its international actions on Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia (Vietnam, China) and Africa (north, mainly). The UNS is currently also development cooperation with North America (Canada) and South America (Brazil, Colombia…).

The UNS’s approach is framed within the context of a host of European (Erasmus + and H2020) or national (Campus France) projects, as well as through bilateral cooperation agreements or consortia.

In its bilateral relations, the UNS favours the arrangement of dual-degrees, as well as the outsourcing of degrees in countries where there is a demand for training that does not exist, as a first step towards the establishment of dual-degrees.