Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) is a recently created cluster of higher education establishments that brings together the major players in education and research on the French Riviera. UCA aims to develop a new 21st-century model for French universities, based on new interactions between disciplines and coordination between research, teaching, and innovation. In 2016, UCA won a prestigious “IDEX” award from the French government, placing it among the top 10 world-class universities in France.