01Crédit photo : Alexis Chézière UPPA Tech01Crédit photo : Alexis Chézière UPPA Tech

E2S UPPA: Energy and Environment Solutions“I-SITE”: a national label of excellence

E2S UPPA, university excellence recognized by the French government

The national label of excellence “I-SITE” (Science, Innovation, Territories, Economy Initiative) for Universities is an action of the Government’s Program of “Investments for the Future.”

The selected projects benefit from financial resources allowing them to implement a long-term policy of excellence, to develop interactions with their industrial environment, and to attract internationally renowned research teams.

The University of Pau and the Pays de l’Adour (UPPA) is one of eight French universities to have received this label of excellence for its E2S project, "Solutions for Energy and the Environment". It is the only one in the South-West.

Indeed, E2S UPPA relies on a high-level research consortium UPPA-INRAe-INRIA-CNRS to, alongside other activities, support the energy and environmental transition of local companies.

Research teams are involved in issues related to geo-resources, the effects of natural and anthropogenic changes on the environment, and territories, with the aim of removing identified scientific barriers (for instance CO2 storage, biogas production, batteries of the future, etc.).

Scientists, sociologists and jurists are striving to increase the international attractiveness of UPPA by participating in cutting-edge training and research projects with renowned institutions (Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, etc.) through chairs of excellence; improving education, research and innovation programs; teaching in English master’s degrees and doctoral programs in the E2S field.

E2S UPPA Key Figures | 2020

  • 1000 researchers working on energy and the environment
  • 85 students financially supported through the Talents’ Academy
  • 40 contestants in the annual E2S Student Challenge
  • 31 thesis grants
  • 30 chairs | 6 international chairs
  • More than 30 partner companies | 5 public institutions | 8 local authorities
  • 100 student entrepreneurs | 8 company creations in 2020
  • 18 technical platforms (UPPA Tech)
  • 13 patents filed
  • 8 joint laboratories | 2 international laboratories
  • 14 masters degrees | 90% of UPPA masters degrees taught in English

 

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