5-year extension of the 4 laboratories of excellences (LabEx) of the Comue Université Paris-Est

On February 8, 2019, Frédérique Vidal, the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and Guillaume Boudy, the French Secretary General for Investment, announced the list of the 103 laboratories of excellence (LabEx), which Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has decided to extend for 5 years following a positive evaluation by an international jury.

The 4 laboratories of excellences (LabEx) of the COMUE* Université Paris-Est, of which ESIEE Paris is a member, have been extended until 2024!


"Multi-Scale Modelling & Experimentation of Materials for Sustainable Construction"

The main objective is to develop a better understanding of the properties of civil and environmental engineering materials


Science, Innovation and Techniques in Society

This LabEx is specifically used for research in the field of Science, Technology and Social Innovation Studies.

LabEx Urban Futures

The research themes focus on planning, architecture, the environment, geography, history, sociology and transport.

LabEx Bézout

The Bézout Labex specializes in research on the cutting edge between mathematics and computer science.

What does LabEx mean?

In 2010, the French government launched the Programme d'investissements d'avenir (PIA, an investment program for the future) and began to significantly invest in research. This program has led to the development of several projects, including the creation of what are now called "laboratories of excellence". The objective of the LabEx program is to select renowned French research laboratories and offer them additional resources in order to become more competitive internationally.

These large-scale research programs are funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, En: National Agency for Research).

*The Comue Universtié Paris-Est

The Comue Université Paris-Est (University of Paris-Est) is an institution through which its members have transferred strategic skills: the training of doctoral students and professional integration of PhD students, the awarding of doctoral degrees and of the French Habilitation (habilitation à diriger les recherches, HDR), international mobility, and the facilitation of the two current thematic areas: city, environment and its engineering, health and society.