Our missions

Paris-Est Sup, founded in 2007, is a national community of universities and establishments (Communauté d’Universités et d’Établissements – ComUE) which comprises 16 institutions characterised by the diversity of their missions and their ministerial links. The whole Paris-Est site is historically built around two geographical areas: the Cité Descartes in Marne-la-Vallée and the Créteil Maisons-Alfort site. It also includes many facilities on a regional level with the UPEC and Université Gustave Eiffel campuses, as well as on a national level with the latter institution's various campuses.

On the basis of a shared project, Paris-Est Sup ensures coordination of the course offering and the research and transfer strategy in the East Île-de-France area. It helps to promote its member and associate institutions on the local, regional, national and international levels.

Political coordination on subjects of common interest

In order to speak with one voice and promote a common strategy, the ComUE is regularly called upon to ensure political representation of its institutions on subjects of common interest: dialogue with the supervisory ministries, State-Region Planning Contracts or even calls for projects constituting interfaces or networks.

Emergence and development of common academic and scientific projects

To this end, Paris-Est Sup has a Project Board aimed at bringing together the site's stakeholders to create mechanisms for initiating inter-institutional, scientific or educational projects, like the responses to calls for projects from the Investissements d'Avenir (Investments for the Future) programme or the Pépite 3EF entrepreneurship cluster.

Shared doctoral training

Paris-Est Sup has been supporting and running the doctoral college for over 10 years. Its Department of Doctoral Studies and Doctoral Training Council enable it to implement a common base of training and actions aimed in particular at deploying the skills initiative and more generally, a quality policy for the benefit of doctoral students enrolled at any one of the site's 6 multidisciplinary doctoral schools.

Management and issuing of the Accreditation to Supervise Research

The ComUE awards the Accreditation to Supervise Research (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) qualifications for its two member universities.