University of Technology Compiegne

Compiègne, France
UTC is a public institution specialized in science and technology. It was created in 1972 as a new model in the French higher education system. This experiment aimed at bridging the gap between the elite school system (Grandes Ecoles) and the standard universities and the higher education institutions and industry.



UTC is a public institution specialized in science and technology. It was created in 1972 as a new model in the French higher education system.


UTCs main missions are education, research and transfer of technology. It is well integrated within the European system of higher education and it has pursued, since its creation, an ambitious international policy. Its model has been duplicated in France in the cities of Troyes ( UTT) and Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM) and abroad in China (Shanghai) and Chile (Vina del Mar).


UTC interacts with society and industry by anticipating the research's requirements of companies and by facilitating the professional insertion of its students, thanks to its educational values based on students' autonomy and its interdisciplinary research.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

Student Life

Campus life

The campus has several locations in Compiègne providing students and researchers with an up to date environment and facilities such as research labs, conference centers, health clubs, restaurants...Quality of life only 45 minutes from Paris: UTC is located in the city of Compiègne in France. Compiègne is approximately 45 minutes from Paris by train and 45 minutes from Charles de Gaulle International Airport by car. Compiègne is a city of 60 000 inhabitants, in a historically rich area and surrounded by a forest of 15 000 ha.

Sports facilities

There are 60 cultural and sport clubs or associations within UTC (music, photography, theatre, football, basketball, rowing, aerobics, etc.), some of which have expanded their network to other European countries.

Student clubs

Most students practice a sport at UTC through one of its two organizations :

  • The University Service for Physical & Sports Activities (SUAPS) is responsible for the general organization of sports (including leisure activities) and PE courses.
  • UTC Sports Association (UTC Sport) allows competition at varsity level or in national federations.


Fully accredited engineering and master programs by French Ministry of Higher Education.

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