Initiative of Excellence

Thanks to the IdEx label, Université Paris Cité is a world-class university centre implementing innovative and structuring programmes in the fields of research, training, student life and knowledge transfer on an international scale. These programmes are funded by revenues from a government endowment and are deployed in collaboration with partner research organisations and institutions.

The purpose of IDEX financing is to enable Université Paris Cité to position itself as one of the major players in higher education and research by enabling it, through the funds obtained, to launch new initiatives, to support innovative and creative approaches in teaching and research, for its international reach, or in pursuance of its public service mission.


Strengthening the positioning of Université Paris Cité as a world-class intensive research university by:


• promoting the emergence of new themes

• developing the attractiveness of the university through a better environment

• structuring high-level research platforms

• promoting interdisciplinarity

Education and Student Life

Enhancing the quality and attractiveness of courses by:


• promoting educational initiatives and the setting up of new curricula

• strengthening the link between research and teaching at undergraduate level

• promoting the professional integration of students, particularly at PhD level

• accompanying the reform of health studies


To strengthen Université Paris Cité at the international level, in particular in Europe by:


• developing emblematic partnerships with universities in capital cities

• facilitating teacher and researcher exchanges, as well as links between research and training

• promoting the arrival of international students and the mobility of our students

• accompanying researchers and teachers in their applications for European projects


To contribute to the transformative dimension of Université Paris Cité creation by:


• accompanying the construction and promotion of the new brand

• supporting certain developments in structures or services

• accompanying the opening of the university to its environment

• developing new practices that strengthen the institution’s leadership capacity