UTT's core missions are to conduct research, deliver education & training and facilitate technology transfer. UTT is a French institution of higher education established in 1994. It is today one of the largest engineering schools in France. Over 2,500 students are registered at the University, enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study programs. In the renowned yearly ranking of the French magazine “L’Etudiant”, UTT takes in 2011 an enviable 6th position among 65 French engineering schools.
Customized study programs
The standard five-year engineering degree, which is accredited by France's independent engineering degree accreditation body, CTI, can be tailored to each student's individual career objectives as from the first year. UTT offers five engineering degrees, a master's program with the choice of nine specializations, a Ph.D. research program in five specialist areas, as well as work-integrated learning (WIL) modules which combine academic study with paid workplace learning (leading to either a vocational degree, an engineering degree or a master's).
Research activities at UTT are conducted by eight teams within the Charles Delaunay Institute (ICD). The Institute pursues an interfaculty approach to the central theme underpinning all research efforts: risk management science and technology (RMST), one of the major challenges facing modern society.
Strong ties with industry
UTT develops and maintains proactive relations with industry through joint research programs with businesses and long internships for its students. UTT is a member of the Carnot Institute Network (along with the Compiègne University of Technology) and actively encourages the creation of new businesses.
Innovative management approach
The University's commitment to project-based management and analytical accounting, coupled with innovative human resources practices, allowed UTT to figure among France's first "independent" institutions as of January 1, 2009, following the government's University reform bill aimed at granting greater autonomy to universities to manage their budget and staff. The University has also established a partnership-based Foundation to support its efforts and long-term development.
UTT is part of the French network of universities of technology (UT) alongside Compiègne (UTC) and Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM). This unique engineering degree model, fostered by scientific research and close interaction with the business community in France and beyond, has also been emulated in China. In 2005, the three French universities of technology set up the Shanghai Sino-European University of Technology (UTSEUS), which currently counts 1,000 Chinese and French students.
UTT key facts & figures
- 2,500 students
- 180 Ph.D. students
- 24% of foreign students
- 3,000 graduate engineers
- 5 engineering degree programs
- 1 master's degree program with a choice of 9 specializations
- 1 Ph.D. program with choice of 5 specializations
- 2 vocational degree programs
- 2 work-integrated learning master's programs
- 165 lecturers and researchers
- 210 administrative and ancillary staff
- 8 research teams based at the Charles Delaunay Institute
- 60 technology transfer contracts per year
- 140 international university partnerships
- 3,000 business partners
- 35,000 m² of facilities
- 40 student clubs and associations
- 90% of students are active members of sports clubs
- 1994: Founding of UTT
- 1996: First UTT degree awarded
- 1997: UTT relocated to its own purpose-built campus
- 2000: Inauguration of the School of Doctoral Studies
- 2004: First master's level study programs introduced
- 2006: Creation of the Charles Delaunay Institute (ICD)
- 2007: First extension of the UTT campus unveiled (sports hall, industrial work platforms, student leisure facilities, classrooms, and offices)
- 2009: UTT officially recognized as an "autonomous" university following the government's University reform bill.
- 2010: UTT accounts approved and certified by a statutory auditor
A window to the world
UTT prides itself on being a truly international university that is open to the world and actively encourages cross-cultural exchange at all levels. The University has adopted a full-fledged international strategy anchored in academic agreements with world-class partner universities and participation in international research programs. UTT is also a member of the European University Association (EUA). To give our graduates the edge in an increasingly competitive job market, we allow them to explore new cultures at every level of study, from first-year undergraduates to Ph.D. students. All students enrolled in our five-year engineering programs are required to spend a mandatory period abroad. UTT offers 16 international double degrees in partnership with universities abroad. Student mobility is handled by the University's dedicated International Relations Office. The Center provides information and support for UTT students preparing for their international period of study or internship as well as for international students wishing to enroll at UTT. To help them get the most out of their time at UTT, non-French speaking students receive intensive French language instruction when they first arrive, and they can also attend classes delivered in English. 24% of our students are international and more than 40 different nationalities are represented within the student body.