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

EURECOM is a Graduate school and Research Centre in digital sciences 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

All members are part of the board of directors and together decide on education, research and innovation policy.

Our fundamental missions


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

High level education

- Two National Master's Degrees (Masters of Science) : Master's degree in Computer Science, track in Digital Security or Data Science and Master's degree in Networks and Telecommunications, track in Intelligent Communication Systems or Internet of Things (IoT)

- Two Post Masters' degrees, accredited by the CTI, in Communications for Intelligent Transport Systems and Security for Computer Systems and Communications

- An EURECOM French engineering degree open to students coming from "classes perparatoires" through Concours Mines-Télécom and upon admission

- Engineering studies for students in exchange at Master's level in partnership with EURECOM partner schools

- A thesis in collaboration with the doctoral schools of all the academic members of EURECOM

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.

Innovation and transfer toward industry

Opening new paths towards future and emerging technologies, and establishing partnerships with companies to enhance knowledge transfer to tomorrow's industries are two keys strategies of EURECOM's policy.

EURECOM supports its students' and teachers' start-up projects with the Telecom parisTech EURECOM incubator.

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.

Outstanding result of the research

The high level of the research at EURECOM has been rewarded with six ERC (One of the most selective European Research Council grants in Europe). With 15% of researchers receiving an ERC, EURECOM ranks among the top 3 European research organizations.

EURECOM founded the OpenAirInterface Alliance (OSA). This endowment fund brings together partners to develop and promote free software around communication systems, especially 4G, 5G systems and beyond. More info

EURECOM is very involved in the competitiveness cluster with a global vocation "secure communicating solutions" (SCS) which brings together industrial players (large groups, SMEs, SMIs, etc.) and academics from the entire PACA region.

EURECOM received the Institut Carnot label jointly with the Institut TELECOM in 2006. This label was renewed in 2020.