Major Seminars


Every year, The University of Corsica proposes more than 100 seminars in relation to its spheres of research. These symposiums assemble scholars and regional, national and international participants on diverse themes: health, environment, linguistics, computer modelling, tourism, law… These recurrent regional encounters facilitate the extensive diffusion of the University of Corsica’s research.


In an exceptional setting, the Cargèse Institute for Scientific Studies accommodates high-level scientific congresses year round. Major discoveries in physics and related disciplines emanate from these scientific assemblies situated in the small town of Cargèse. Approximately 30 meetings take place there every year, attracting 1,500 to 2,000 participants from around the world.

The IESC is open to all scientific disciplines: physics, mathematics, engineering, life science and health care, the humanities, social science, economics, earth science and environmental studies, materials research…


Touching many domains, the University of Corsica regularly organizes national and international colloquiums that bring together researchers from around the world. These sessions feature plenary lectures and moments of exchange, where Corsican specialists can expose their research. On an annual basis, the University of Corsica also receives many external solicitations as a member of these networks.

Examples of conferences organized at the University of Corsica in the past few years:

“Nations, nationalisms, nationalities, minorities”, “The constitutional protection of property rights in France, Italy and Tunisia”, “Re-establishing the notion of territory, the Mesology revival”, “World War 1, seen from a Mediterranean perspective: representations and contradictions”, “A History of Education: in and outside the classroom”, “The Geopolitical Implications of Information Sciences”, “Pascal Paoli, the Corsican Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte: Napoleon’s omnipresent myth and cultural and economic development “, “Winegrowing in the Mediterranean”, “The Legal Aspects of Flooding”, the 14th Education Day for the Microscopy Application Center Network, the 3rd QATEM workshop: “A Quantitative Approach to Tourism in Economics and Management”, the 23rd French-speaking congress on fuzzy logic analysis and its applications, 7th POLYMNIA colloquium, 2013 International Congress of French-speaking Sociolinguistic Network…


The affiliation between the University of Corsica and the CNRS (National Center For Scientific Research) has opened on the organization of an annual congress in Corte, since 2008, in the aim of bringing together high school students and CNRS – University of Corsica researchers. Several hundred high school students from all over the island are invited to the University to participate in this event.

They are encouraged to research subjects as diverse as parasites, computer simulation models, social networks, the consequences of technological changes on culture and learning, sustainable development, public survey and polling functions, etc. They are privileged to attend conferences by renowned personalities such as the sociologist Edgar Morin or the cryptologist Jacques Stern.

During these symposiums, the University is even more a place of exchange, discovery and free-speech reflecting current events that draw the outlines of our future society and how it is governed…


In 2005, the first session of the World Water Manifest Faculty was held in the University of Corsica. Created by Riccardo Petrella in 2002, this international research network of specialists on the problematic of water intends to federate the academic community around the idea that water is “a shared resource of mankind”. The Faculty’s research and exchange of experience is pooled with multiple, innovative practices and universal vision that contribute to the notion “think global, act local”.

The world water manifest’s philosophy is to promote a global and democratic vision of water management, mankind’s heritage, a symbol of common good with 3 postulates:

  • The access to safe drinking water must be an imprescriptible right
  • Water is a shared resource for the planet
  • Sustainable water management is a collective responsibility and priority

Three other sessions were held in 2006, 2007 and 2010.