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Type Graduate school and research centre
Established 1991
Director Ulrich Finger
Location Sophia Antipolis, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Affiliations Institut Mines-Télécom

EURECOM is a French graduate school and a research center in communication systems based in the international science park of Sophia Antipolis within the new Campus SophiaTech, which brings together renowned universities such as TELECOM ParisTech and other European Universities such as the Polytechnic University of Turin, Aalto University (formerly Helsinki University of Technology), Munich University of Technology and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

EURECOM benefits from a strong interaction with the industry through its specific administrative structure: Economic Interest Group (kind of consortium), which brings together international companies such as: Swisscom, SFR, Orange, ST Microelectronics, BMW Group Research & Technology, Symantec, Monaco Telecom, SAP, IABG. The Principality of Monaco is a new institutional member which joined the consortium at the beginning of 2013. Thanks to its strong ties set up with the industry, EURECOM was awarded the "Institut Carnot" label jointly with the Institut Telecom right from 2006. The Carnot Label was designed to develop and professionalize cooperative research. It encourages the realization of research projects in public research centers that work together with socioeconomic actors, especially companies.

EURECOM has an international orientation in the recruitment of professors and students from many different countries, with its European programs and lectures held in English.


EURECOM teaches students from its academic partners at the Master's level. These courses are organised in several thematic tracks.

Since 2006, EURECOM has been teaching three International master's degrees, delivered by Télécom ParisTech and labelled by Paristech:

  • International Master in Multimedia Communications
  • International Master in Mobile Communications
  • International Master in Computer Security

In 2012, EURECOM was accredited by the CTI (French Engineering Accreditation Agency) to deliver two new Post master's degrees (Diplôme d'ingénieur spécialisé), (6 years of higher education studies) in

  • Communications for Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Security for Computer Systems and Communications

EURECOM recruits about one hundred students for the Masters level each year.


The research activity of EURECOM is organized around three principal themes: mobile communication, multimedia communication, and networking and security. Two TELECOM ParisTech laboratories are associated with EURECOM, System on Chip and ICT Usage. EURECOM has around seventy students for the PhD program each year.

EURECOM deploys its expertise around three major fields: Networking and security, Multimedia Communications and Mobile Communications. EURECOM is particularly active in research in its areas of excellence while also training a large number of doctoral candidates. Its contractual research is recognized across Europe and contributes largely to its budget.


EURECOM is based in the largest European science park : Sophia Antipolis (" Telecom Valley "). It is a founding member of the new IT Campus, SophiaTech together with INRIA and the University of Nice.


Coordinates: 43°36′52″N 7°04′14″E / 43.614376°N 7.070450°E / 43.614376; 7.070450