Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences


A leading teaching and research institution in the fields of information and communication technologies (ICT)

EURECOM is a Graduate school and Research Centre in Communication Systems located in the Sophia Antipolis technology park (French Riviera), a major European place for telecommunications activities.


It was founded in 1991 in a consortium form [GIE] that allowed EURECOM to build a large network of renowned academic and industrial partners. The “Institut Mines Telecom” is a founding member of EURECOM consortium. EURECOM research teams are made up of international experts, recruited at the highest level, whose work is regularly honored and has earned international recognition.

Current members of EURECOM consortium :

Orange, ST Microelectronics, BMW Group Research & Technology, Symantec, Monaco Telecom, SAP, IABG.

Institut Mines-Telecom, Aalto University (Helsinki), Chalmers University of Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Technische Universität München (TUM), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague.

Principality of Monaco


Our 3 fundamental missions:


Priority has been given to three fields of research: Digital Security, Data Science and Communication Systems.

High level education

EURECOM provides graduate and postgraduate courses in communication systems and offers four Master of Sciences full recognized by the French State and dedicated to foreign students. In 2012, EURECOM opened two Post Master's degrees in booming sectors: Security for Computer Systems and Communication and Communication for Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Doctoral program

EURECOM is involved with several doctoral schools and offers PhD students a central role by placing them at the very heart of the research dynamic. They benefit from a high-quality academic and working environment. They can do exploratory research on emerging subjects in the broad field of communication systems.

Challenges ahead

  • Opening towards more high-level universities to reinforce network and international collaboration.
  • Developing research in emerging fields and reinforcing areas of expertise.
  • Reinforcing EURECOM’s position as a player of innovation process through its research with industry.
  • In 2012, EURECOM  moved to a new building of 7 560 m2 on the SophiaTech Campus shared with Inria, CNRS and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

The IMT is a founding partner of the consortium


key features in 2015

250 master students

62 PhD students

5 study tracks

4 Msc Degrees

2 Post Master's Degrees

an alumni network of 2000 graduates

10,7 M€ de budget

  • with a project turnover of 4,8 M€.

148 persons in research and teaching

  • 120 scientists (including 62 doctoral students and  23 academic staff)
  • 28 administratives and supports
  • 26 nationalities

102 contracts managed during the year 2015

  • 24 europeans contracts
  • 28 national contracts
  • 50 industrial contracts

268  scientific international publications

  • 111 cosigned  with foreign institutions
  • 16 thesis defended
  • average H-number 24