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Scientific fields

The Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, from the time it was created, has been working on original subjects in close collaboration with the sectors using these applications. Research is carried out in eight laboratories, including two UMR CNRS. It focusses on five major themes: 

It takes advantage of its human size and its multidisciplinary approach to develop several large cross-disciplinary projects.

First of all, it is recognized as a regional driving force and therefore as a national and international research player in the field of sustainable transport

  • the CISIT (International Campus for Transport Safety and Intermodality) project, one of the most important flagship projects of the CPER 2007-2013, which it leads through the LAMIH lab,
  • the i-Trans global competitiveness hub to which it provides most of the projects carried out,
  • the PICOM competitiveness hub (industry and commerce)

This domain is the base of the project labelled by the Ministry as an « innovative campus » in June 2008 combining our laboratories with large local companies with an international dimension in order to create a Technopole on Mont Houy and develop public-private partnerships for research and valorization. (CISIT, pôles de compétitivité i-trans, PICOM, Technopôle).

The Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France also promotes the emergence of new smaller-scale multi-laboratory projects for which our know-how has been recognized and that all constitute « original niches » : digital visions (DeVisU, LAMIH, IEMN-DOAE, DeScripto), chemistry and materials for sustainable development (LMCPA, IEMN-DOAE, LAMIH, MAUD competitiveness hub, CECET regional project etc.), urban and hospital engineering (LAMIH, DeVisU), electronic systems for acoustics and telecommunications (IEMN-DOAE and participation in MESHS), Globalization, local development and legal standards (CRISS).

At the same time, thanks to this increased visibility, our laboratories were able to consolidate their publications, create a favorable dynamic for doctoral supervision in three regional  Doctoral Schools host post-doctoral researchers and organize international conferences. The future four-year plan proposes to achieve international excellence, to create solid public-private partnerships, to strengthen the link between research and courses at PhD and master’s levels and to benefit from international research networks established in order to internationalize our syllabi.