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While talents are individual, success is always collective.
We must therefore multiply collaborations and partnerships to create the conditions for these successes, whether academic, educational or professional, in France and abroad.

CY Alliance

As part of CY Tech, the engineering school of CY Cergy Paris University, our design school is the natural partner of all the schools present in CY Alliance, with which it collaborates in several ways:

  • Creation of double degrees

  • Inter-school projects

  • Cross research programmes

  • Creation of cross courses


We thus stress the fundamentally x-disciplinary nature of a design education, which links actors, issues, knowledge and methods.

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EUTOPIA - european university

EUTOPIA is the alliance of 6 European universities: Vrije Universitat Brussels, CY Cergy Paris University, the University of Gothenburg, the University of Ljubljana, the University of Pompeu Fabra and the University of Warwick. They are working to build a university model reflecting an open and united Europe, respectful of citizens and the environment.

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CY entreprendre

The mission of CY Entreprendre is to spread the spirit of entrepreneurship to as many students and teachers as possible.

It carries the activity of the local PEPITE scheme, which widely raises awareness of entrepreneurship and supports and trains student entrepreneurs. CY design school is a stakeholder in the project.

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city of Saint-germain-en-laye

Part of the IxBlue Campus, a stone's throw from SciencesPo Saint-Germain-en-Laye, INSPE, SupdeVente and the Lycée international, CY school of design is part of the city's major project to become a major territory for higher education.

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CITY of cergy-pontoise

A territory of innovation since its creation, the Cergy-Pontoise Agglomeration Community is an unlimited field of projects and studies, with which we will innovate each year on an urban theme.

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Département du val d'oise

The Val d'Oise is a pioneer in public policy design, to the extent that it has its own designer. By capitalising on her experience, CY école de design will be developing a range of services for elected representatives and local authority staff.

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Paris region

The Paris Region is the largest design territory, with a Strategic Design Council of which our school is a part. The Region finances the Open Lab Design of CY école de design, a Grand Innovation Hub which will welcome all students from the Alliance schools, but also all companies who wish to participate.

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La turbine

The Val d'Oise is a pioneering territory in the design of public policies, to the point of having a designer in its midst. It is with the Val d'Oise, capitalising on its experience, that CY design school will develop an offer aimed at elected representatives and local authority actors.

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iXblue is a French high-tech company with products for the civil and military maritime and space sectors. The school is based on its Saint-Germain-en-Laye campus.
We work with them and the start-ups they host on innovation and training issues.

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OPTA-S is a key player in supporting the transformation of the public sector. The school will be working alongside OPTA-S to run the Public Policy Design module of the School of Management through Innovation set up by the Val d'Oise department, as well as designing training courses for local authority managers on the theme of Design & Public Performance.

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BAchelor act

The Bachelor Act is a 3-year degree course launched by CY Cergy Paris Université and ESSEC. Its aim is to train professionals in support and project management for ecological, civic and societal change. It is multidisciplinary, combining human and social sciences, management sciences and scientific understanding. Its teaching approach is experiential, enabling each student to find his or her own way as part of a group.
The base camp is at the Learning Planet Institue, in the heart of Paris.

Logo de Bachelor Act, créé par CY Cergy Paris Université et l'ESSEC


From the beginning, CY école de design has established itself as a major player in research in its field.

The school is a member of the prestigious Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation at the Centre Pompidou, created and directed until his death by the philosopher Bernard Stiegler.

It also sits on the editorial board of Sciences du Design, the only French-language peer-reviewed journal in the field, directed by Stéphane Vial, Professor at UQAM (Quebec). 

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