Gustave-Eiffel University is an experimental French university specializing in the study of cities and urbanization processes, founded on January 1, 2020.

Born from the merger of the Université Paris-Est-Marne-la-Vallée (UPEM) and Ifsttar, the institute for European research on cities and territories, transport and civil engineering, the Université Gustave-Eiffel also includes five schools:

  • L'EAV&T, École d'architecture de la ville et des territoires Paris-Est,
  • l'EIVP, the Paris City Engineering School,
  • l'ENSG-Géomatique, the national school of geographic sciences,
  • ESIEE Paris, the school of technological innovation of the Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
  • l'ESIPE, an engineering school of Paris-Est.

The university has several sites in France, including the Marne-la-Vallée campus at Cité Descartes, located in the heart of the Grand Paris project. Its other campuses are located in Versailles on the Satory plateau, within the innovative mobility cluster, in Bron, in the Lyon region, at the Cité des Mobilités, in Bouguenais in the Nantes agglomeration, in Marseille, Paris in the Belleville district and Villeneuve d'Ascq near Lille.

The creation of the Gustave-Eiffel University is one of the major milestones of the FUTURE (French UniversiTy on Urban Research and Education) excellence project, financed by the "Investissements d'Avenir" program and supported by the ComUE Paris-Est Sup, a higher education and research community in the eastern part of the Paris region.