University of Technology of Compiègne

The University of Technology of Compiègne (French: Université de Technologie de Compiègne, UTC) is a public research university located in Compiègne, France. It was founded in 1972 by Guy Deniélou and is described as the first experimental technological university in France.[2]

University of Technology of Compiègne
Université de Technologie de Compiègne
MottoMeaning to Innovation
Established1972 (1972)
PresidentPhilippe Courtier (2017)[1]
Academic staff
450 (2016)
Administrative staff
400 (2016)
Students4,400 (2016)
Postgraduates380 (2016)
340 (2016)

49.400202°N 2.799647°E / 49.400202; 2.799647
CampusUrban, 14 acres (5.7 ha)
ColoursGold and blue
Location of the UTC in Compiègne, France.

UTC's 6-hectare (15-acre) campus is part of the city of Compiègne, 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Paris, and overlooks the Oise River with a blend of traditional and modern architecture. The university is one among a small group of French technological universities which tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences.

UTC is organized into nine research units within the School of Engineering.[3] The university offers around thirty degree programs in twenty fields, leading to bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees.



The teaching model is a mix between North American and French traditions; students select their classes, which are complemented by assisted classwork (French: Travaux dirigés) and applied labwork (French: Travaux pratiques).


Notable alumni and faculty includes:


The UTC has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for highest median earnings by recent alumni in 2016 with L'Étudiant.[5]

In 2017, Usine nouvelle ranked UTC No. 2 amongst 107 French engineering schools and universities.[6]

Likewise, in 2016, Usine nouvelle had ranked UTC No. 1 in the nation for highest number of startup creation by students and recent alumni.[7]

Research and development

UTC has established six areas of research as institute priorities: biotechnology, energy and the environment, nanotechnology, computation and information technology, and media and the arts.[8]

See also

Notes and sources

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