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University of Technology Compiegne

4.3 out of 5 (13 ratings / 9 reviews) Compiègne, France
UTC is both a French national university and an engineering school, with autonomous training and pedagogy and an innovation-intensive, interdisciplinary technological research program. 

Bachelor's programmes



UTC, with its legal status as “a scientific, cultural and professional public establishment” was created in 1972 by the French Government as its first ‘experimental University of Technology’


With high international visibility and reputation, UTC has the mission to train students capable of understanding and controlling the multiple interactions between Technology and Mankind, of evolving in a global environment, managing innovative projects in both industrial sectors and research settings.


UTC’s research strategy calls for technological, partnership, pluridisciplinary, inter-cultural and, above all, conducive to innovative development. UTC is pursuing forms of technological research that answer societal questions generated by environmental issues that are becoming increasingly acute. The aim is to bring the university’s research policy closer to real-life socio-economic problems.


UTC produces graduates (engineers, Master’s degree, PhDs) capable of taking into account the interactions of technologies with Mankind and Society at large and of evolving in a world-scale competitive environment, with the aim of complying with sustainable development policies. The UTC lecturers, research scientists and engineers “lend meaning to innovation”, enabling the emergence of new axes underpinning this concept, introducing entrepreneurship principles in the heart of their concerns.

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Student services

The UTC students’ union (better known as the ‘BDE’, or Bureau Des Etudiants)

  • The BDE is the pivotal core of student associative life at UTC; the BDE federates all the student run associations, and acts as a relay with the world outside UTC and the University's Service units; it also manages the Students' Foyer (locally known as the Maison des Etudiants or MDE).
  • Associations are vital to the daily life of students, offering many services and activities and is indeed a real added value for personal or even professional projects.


Housing services


  • ALESC is an association specially set up to help students find accommodation.
  • In France, the regional university and school services (code-named Crous) are public offices there to help socially, to welcome students from abroad, to help find student accommodation, managing university level restaurants and students' cultural time-out. They are part of a national network: the CNOUS.
  • This Centre (national level " Crous ") is designed to help students throughout their training years. The CNOUS is notably present in mobility-intensive cursus.
New aid to accommodation deposit code-named CLE (acronym for Caution Locative Etudiante)

Library services


The BUTC is open to all. In order to help you with research assignments and investigations during your studies, the Library is there with its collections and services. To find out more or how it works, please don't hesitate to talk with the librarians.

Student Life

Campus life

The UTC campus sites are located in various sectors of Compiegne and indeed have been integral parts of the City since the university began. To the extent that the student population represents 12% of all Compiegne inhabitants, they have radically changed the image of Compiegne. This has led to a dynamic, associative and cultural student life displaying a wide diversity. There are over 100 cultural and sports association registered with the Students’ Office (buzz-word BDE), some of which have extended their networks to have antennae in numerous other European countries. 

Sports facilities

Sports are not obligatory at UTC, but the practice is strongly encouraged. About 65% of the students indulge in at least one sport evert year they are at UTC.

Student Reviews

Studies abroad
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Erasmus program helped me a lot of getting new experiences, while achieving my degree.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Erasmus+ mobility gave me the possibility to make my studies better and get a unique experience.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My advice is to do all is possible. A lot of experiences done, a lot of really beautiful memories!

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