Life in Marseille and in Nice

Marseille and Nice, two key cities on the Côte d'Azur, attract thousands of students every year.

Although distinct in their characters, they share undeniable assets for a dynamic and enriching student life.
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Marseille

Marseille, a city with a history of 2,600 years at the junction of the Mediterranean, has a plethora of offerings: ocean, sunshine, nature, and culture.
Categorized as a city of artistic and historical significance, it is expanding its economic and cultural vitality, which is currently flourishing.

Often labelled, it is presently relishing a robust resurgence in allure and has been recognized as a hub for imaginative young individuals. A recipient of the European designation "100 cities with zero carbon emissions by 2030," the City of Marseille and the Metropole are collaborating on pivotal initiatives to progress towards carbon neutrality.

As the second largest hub for public research in France, the region also houses the second largest group of personnel from CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), while numerous industrial sectors are advancing at the utmost level, primarily in the realms of aviation, microelectronics, transportation, energy, chemistry, and more.

University dynamics of Marseille

3,000

researchers

52,000

students

Marseille
Vieux port Marseille
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Statues

Nice

Nice, with its Promenade des Anglais, some 300 days of sunshine and snow-capped mountains as a backdrop, is a vibrant city and region with a diverse cultural offering, marked by one of the world's most renowned carnivals, various globally recognized jazz festivals, and the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. 

Nice Côte d'Azur is home to 2,700 researchers and approximately 26,000 students in cutting-edge fields such as:

  • Microelectronics ;
  • telecommunications and networks ;
  • software engineering ;
  • space and aeronautics ;
  • life and environmental sciences ;
  • health-biotechnologies-agrochemicals ;
  • the aromatics industry.


Nice is also the country's second-largest conference centre after Paris, and one of Europe's leading hubs in the medical domain. Presently, this region has taken on a new endeavour: to construct the Côte d'Azur of the 21st century.

As part of the ongoing Opération d'Intérêt National (National Interest Operation), the Plaine du Var is poised to become the foundation of this fresh economic realm, with a state-of-the-art business district, an urban technology park, eco-friendly neighbourhoods... It is at this location that Centrale Méditerranée has established its presence.

University dynamics of Nice

2,700

researchers

26,000

students

Nice
Nice
Nice
Nice
Nice
Nice

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